Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the incomparable kings of swing, are readying the release of an all new album, "Louie, Louie, Louie"—an electrifying celebration of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. On their eleventh album and third for iconic label Savoy Jazz, the band is sharper than ever as they pay homage to their jazz heroes. Produced by founder and lead singer Scotty Morris and pianist and arranger Joshua Levy, the album reveals the evolution of swing, jazz and popular music through the songs and personalities of these three giants of American culture. Popmatters premiered their version of Louis Armstrong's "Dinah" recently:
"Louie, Louie, Louie" will be available digitally, on CD and vinyl LP on June 16th. A U.S. tour will kick off in June, 2017.
Says Morris: "We really want people to know about these great men that have so deeply influenced us as, and perhaps help spark a new creative interest in them and their music."
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy consists of their original line-up which includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).
2) Oh, Marie
3) Is You, Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
4) Jack, You're Dead
5) Whistle Stop
6) Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
7) Basin Street Blues
8) Jump, Jive an' Wail
9) Knock Me A Kiss
10) Stuttin' With Some Barbecue
11) Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days
12) Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
13) When The Saints Go Marching In