Tuesday, March 17, 2015
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Song:You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight
There were a few bands who attempted to revive swing music in the 90s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had mainstream success when You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight appeared on the 1996 hit film Swingers, a film that played on hipster nostalgia. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was formed in 1989 by lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Scotty Morris. Morris played in punk bands like False Confession in the 80s. Drummer Kurt Sodergren was the other original member. The band is from the Los Angeles area. Morris says the band name is because when he met blues legend Albert Collins, he signed Morris' poster "To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy". I guess he thought it was fate. Other band members are Joshua Levy on piano, Karl Hunter and Andy Rowley on sax, Tony Bonsera and Glenn Marhevka on trumpet, Alex Henderson on trombone and Dirk Shumaker on bass. The band wore zoot suits on stage. They played local clubs and released a couple of CDs independently. Their big break came when several songs appeared on the soundtrack of the 1996 hit film Swingers. You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three charted. They also appeared in the film playing in a club scene. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy signed with Capitol Records and their 1994 CD Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was re-released. Then they signed with Interscope and Americana Deluxe was released in 1997. They recorded three albums for Interscope. Probably the career highlight for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was appearing on the 1999 Super Bowl halftime show. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is currently on tour. they record for Savoy Jazz and their latest CD Rattle Them Bones was released in 2012. They also released a Christmas CD in 2013. Here's the video for You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.