Herman Ernest III

Herman Ernest III

Real Name:
Herman Roscoe Ernest III
America drummer & percussionist involved in the New Orleans scene.
Hired to the King Floyd road band in 1971, Ernest lll, known as Roscoe, contributed the beat to Lady Marmalade on the Allen Toussaint produced LaBelle - Nightbirds in 1974. Roscoe played on other projects for many years at Toussaint's Sea-Saint Studio. From the early 1990's until his death, he was drummer and bandleader for Dr. John's band The Lower 911.
Roscoe was an active member of his community. Apart from recording, he was a deputy sheriff for the New Orleans Police Department, dedicating time during Mardi Gras & Thanksgiving holidays to ensure peace. He also played drums for his mother's church, the Greater Liberty Baptist Church, and taught drumming techniques to children at the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.
Died Mar. 6, 2011 at the age of 59 years from cancer.
(August 12, 1951 – March 6, 2011),

Herman Ernest III Discography


CD BT-1090 Earl King Earl King - Hard River To Cross(CD, Album) Black Top Records CD BT-1090 US 1993 Sell This Version
8573804682 Dr John* Dr John* - Trippin' Live (Album) Surefire Records 8573804682 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 4 95490 2 9, 495 4902 Dr John* Dr John* - Anutha Zone(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 4 95490 2 9, 495 4902 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 5 23220 2 2 Dr. John Dr. John - Duke Elegant (Album) Blue Note 7243 5 23220 2 2 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 34591 2 3 Dr. John Dr. John - Creole Moon(CD, Album) Blue Note 7243 5 34591 2 3 US 2001 Sell This Version
FTN17803 Dr. John And The Lower 911 Them Dr. John And The Lower 911 - Tribal(CD, Album) 429 Records FTN17803 US 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

EPC 80566, KE 33075 Labelle Labelle - Nightbirds (Album) Epic EPC 80566, KE 33075 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
PE 33579 LaBelle LaBelle - Phoenix (Album) Epic PE 33579 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
27.962-I, 27962-I Richie Havens Richie Havens - The End Of The Beginning(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 27.962-I, 27962-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
9153 The Dameans The Dameans - Day Of The Son(LP, Album) TeleKetics 9153 US 1976 Sell This Version
BS 2911 William D. Smith* William D. Smith* - A Good Feelin'(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2911 US 1976 Sell This Version
SPARTY 1003 Linda Lewis Dreamer Of Dreams (as Herman Ernest) and 3 more… Linda Lewis - Woman Overboard (Album) Arista SPARTY 1003 UK 1977 Sell This Version
L 36263 Richie Havens Richie Havens - Mirage (Album) A&M Records L 36263 Australia & New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
SW 50036 Johnny Adams Johnny Adams - After All The Good Is Gone Ariola Records America SW 50036 US 1978 Sell This Version
WML 5000 Al Johnson Al Johnson - Peaceful (Album) Marina Records (2) WML 5000 US 1978 Sell This Version
AA-1048 Lee Dorsey Lee Dorsey - Night People (Album) ABC Records AA-1048 US 1978 Sell This Version
JE 36381 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle - Released (Album) Epic JE 36381 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
LP-1414 Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis - Routes (Album) CBS/Sony LP-1414 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-3244 Etta James Etta James - Changes(LP) T-Electric, MCA Records MCA-3244 US 1980 Sell This Version
L 37756 The Neville Brothers The Neville Brothers - Fiyo On The Bayou (Album) A&M Records L 37756 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BSR-50001 Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase - Louisiana Purchase (Album) Basin Street Records BSR-50001 US 1984 Sell This Version
PB 3605 Aaron Neville Aaron Neville - Orchid In The Storm (MiniAlbum, EP, Album) Passport Records PB 3605 US 1985 Sell This Version
REU 1004 Solomon Burke Solomon Burke - A Change Is Gonna Come (Album) Rounder Records REU 1004 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FIEND 112 Irma Thomas Irma Thomas - The Way I Feel (Album) Zensor FIEND 112 UK 1988 Sell This Version
2072 Various Old Records and 1 more… Various - Modern New Orleans Masters(LP, Comp) Rounder Records 2072 US 1988 Sell This Version