Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Infobox musical artist
Name = Big Bad Voodoo Daddy



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Genre = Swing, big band
Years_active = 1989–present
Label = Interscope, Vanguard
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URL = [http://www.bbvd.com BBVD.com]
Current_members = Scotty Morris, Kurt Sodergren, Dirk Shumaker, Andy Rowley, Glen "The Kid" Marhevka, Karl Hunter, Joshua Levy, Anthony Bonsera, Alex Henderson
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing band from southern California. Their notable singles include "Go Daddy-O", "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight", and "Mr. Pinstripe Suit". The band played the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999.

History

The band was originally formed in Los Angeles in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris. He and Kurt Sodergren are the two "original" members, with the rest of the band joining later on. The band concentrated on the swing of the 1940s and '50s, playing clubs and lounges in their early years.

The band launched two CDs, "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy" and "Watchu' Want for Christmas?" under their own label (Big Bad Records) before getting their big break when their songs "You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby)" and "Go Daddy-O" were featured in the 1996 cult comedy "Swingers".

From there they were signed by Capitol Records. With Capitol, the band released "Americana Deluxe", "This Beautiful Life", and "Save My Soul". The band has continued their tours, performances and album releases. The band had appeared at the 1999 Super Bowl half-time show and the 2006 Capital One Bowl.Fact|date=July 2008 The band created a version of the opening theme for the sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun", which was used for the 1999-2000 season.Fact|date=June 2008

Over the last few years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has played on the Pops programs of American symphony orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony in July 2008.Fact|date=July 2008

They created a new song for the movie "The Wild".

Band members

*Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar)
*Kurt Sodergren (drums and percussion)
*Dirk Shumaker (bass guitar and double bass)
*Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone)
*Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet)
*Karl Hunter (saxophone and clarinet)
*Joshua Levy (piano, keyboards, arranger)
*Tony Bonsera (trumpet)
*Alex "Crazy Legs" Henderson (trombone) (also part of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and worked with Poncho Sanchez)

Discography

*"Big Bad Voodoo Daddy" (Big Bad Records, 1994)
*"Watchu' Want for Christmas?" (Big Bad Records 1995)
*"Americana Deluxe" (Interscope Records 1998) — This album is also sometimes called "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy", as the album cover prominently displayed a stylized "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy" logo and did not feature the phrase "Americana Deluxe". However, the liner notes and the band's website clearly show that the true title is indeed "Americana Deluxe".
*"You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby)" CD Single (Interscope Records 1999)
*"This Beautiful Life" (Interscope Records 1999)
*"Save My Soul" (Vanguard Records 2003)
*"BBVD Live" (2004)
*"Everything You Want for Christmas" (2004)

ee also

* Swing Revival

External links

* [http://www.bbvd.com BBVD.com]
* [http://www.myspace.com/itsthebigbadvoodoodaddy BBVD's MySpace]


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