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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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Like Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy revived big-band music for the '90s and beyond. BBVD concentrated on the swinging days of the '40s and '50s, borrowing some of the Rat Pack lingo in addition to the zoot suits that cloaked each bandmate. Formed in Los Angeles in 1992, the group built up a following with regular gigs on the local lounge circuit, playing to Gen-Xers enamored with the kitschy charm of the cocktail nation. This burgeoning lounge scene was captured in the hit 1996 indie comedy film Swingers, which featured a song by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on the soundtrack as well as an onscreen cameo by the band. By the end of 1997, the band had self-released two albums -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and What'chu Want for Christmas -- which were local hits and led to a major-label contract with Capitol Records. In February 1998, Capitol released the group's major-label debut, Americana Deluxe (also known as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, although the album was different from the band's self-released debut). This Beautiful Life followed one year later. By the time the band came together for a follow-up, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had sold over three million albums, performed at Super Bowl XXXIII with Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan, and had their music used in over 60 film and TV trailers. The swing revival had considerably died down, however, thus returning Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to their original status as an underground band. The group's fifth album, Save My Soul, appeared in 2003, five years after their Interscope debut. Inspired by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Save My Soul found the band expanding its sound to include elements of the Big Easy's jazz, swamp funk, and Cajun traditions. A live CD/DVD and holiday-themed album appeared in 2004. In 2009, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway, which found the band digging even deeper into a hardcore jazz and swing sound. The band stuck with the more swing- and jazz-oriented approach after signing with the Savoy Jazz label and releasing Rattle Them Bones in 2012. Their third collection of Christmas music, It Feels Like Christmas Time, appeared in the fall of 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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    12 songs

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    Rattle Them Bones

    11 songs

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    Everything You Want for Christmas

    11 songs

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    Save My Soul

    12 songs

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    This Beautiful Life

    12 songs

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    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy [Interscope]

    12 songs

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    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Series: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    34 songs

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    Live [Bonus DVD]

    11 songs

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    How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway

    1 song

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    Calloway Boogie

    9 songs

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    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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    It Feels Like Christmas Time


Top Songs by
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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  2.   Diga Diga Doo
  3.   Why Me?
  4.   Still in Love With You
  5.   Please Baby
  6.   All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
  7.   Frosty the Snowman
  8.   Jump With My Baby
  9.   The Jitters
  10.   I Wanna Be Like You
  11.   She's Always Right (I'm Never Wrong)
  12.   King of Swing
  13.   Calloway Boogie
  14.   Devil's Dance
  15.   Go Daddy-O
  16.   The Jumpin' Jive
  17.   When It Comes to Love
  18.   Jingle Bells
  19.   It Feels Like Christmas Time
  20.   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  21.   Ol' MacDonald
  22.   You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  23.   Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  24.   We Three Kings
  25.   Last Night (I Went Out With Santa Claus)
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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    Big Band/Swing

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Martini Lounge

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    One-Night Standards

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    Holiday Party

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    Rock The Halls


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