Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
may be available for your next special
pound, feet tap, fingers snap. A sultry voice begins to croon, and
suddenly the horns make their entrance. Man, these cats have got rhythm,
and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee.
"Go, Daddy!" shout the dancers that make up the fringe of a
circle, as a boy in a zoot suit flips and flings his glamorous-looking
partner with wild abandon. Welcome to the swing scene, where the music,
dance, and style of the 1940s have been revived with a passion. Welcome
to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Bad Voodoo Daddy has led the international revival of the jump of
the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge
and awesome! In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman,
Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped
into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and
upbeat style of jazz.
Their credits include performing as the halftime
entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard
Music Awards, the Cable Ace Awards, the opening of the Getty Center Art
Museum in Los Angeles, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The group's
videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1 and they have performed on
many television shows including "The Tonight Show with
Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Live
The group penned the theme song for the NBA, and
performed the theme music for the popular NBC show "Third Rock From
The Sun." With a goal to throw the wildest party they can for their
fans, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy knows what fun sounds like, and has
treated every major concert venue in the world to their special brand of
music! The Grammy nominated retro-swing band has produced a platinum
album, while leading a revival in American swing dance music.
The band's biggest break came when they were cast to
be the musical focal point of the movie "Swingers."
Their signature tune, "You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three"
was featured on Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first hit album along with
several winning original tunes, including "Mr. Pinstripe Suit"
and a cover version of Calloway's "Minnie The Moocher." The
album went on to achieve gold sales and be nominated for a 1999 Grammy
Award. The follow-up, "This
Beautiful Life," was released in October 1999.
With a truly contagious sound, rhythm, and lyrics that
bring passion back into music, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will feed
This is one hot funky dance band!
Notable songs include -- .
- Go Daddy-O
- She's Gone
- King of Swing
- You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)
- Jumpin' Jack
- I Wanna Be Like You
- Maddest Kind Of Love
- Cruel Spell
- Mr. Pinstripe Suit
- So Long-Farewell-Goodbye
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy may be available for your next special
.Retro Swing. / RetroSwing
.Jump Blues. / JumpBlues
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Lounge. / xLounge
x90s, x00s, x10s
Formed: ..in California / formed nCalifornia
Formed: ..in Los Angeles / formed LosAngelesCA
Formed: in 1992
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Los
Angeles / based LosAngelesCA
Tag: .Orchestra charts available. / OrchestraCharts