Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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Posted June 10, 2010 in

Did that song on Dancing With the Stars sound familiar? That’s because the troupe that made “You & Me and the Bottle Makes 3 (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” have become part of the pop-culture songbook. After 16 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have catapulted way beyond their Brown Derby residency and Swingers soundtrack status and have carved out an eight-album stretch that will count this performance in San Bernardino as its latest milestone. This seven-man outfit (led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Scotty Morris) may have helped launch the ’90s Swing Revival, but the group’s remained hella relevant for the ’00s by writing the theme song to Last Call with Carson Daly (they were the house band for several years) and selling out venues left and right like the Hollywood Bowl. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy recently dropped How Big Can You Get? A Tribute to Cab Calloway, an album that aims to be the musical shot-in-the-arm for these Depression-addled times. If your poison is a cocktail of jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band—with dollops of hip-shaking tuneage—then this celebration of hep cat culture and cool-cool groove should insinuate itself into your weekend plans. Just leave the Vince Vaughn quotes at home.

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net, www.bbvd.com. Sat, June 12. 8PM. Tickets $20-$55.


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