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

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

  • Released: June 15, 2009
  • Label: Vanguard Records

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - p.56
"[A]s has always been true of this band, the musicianship, particularly that of the brass section, is spot-on."


  • 1.Come on with the "Come On"
  • 2.Calloway Boogie
  • 3.The Call of the Jitterbug
  • 4.Hey Now, Hey Now
  • 5.The Jumpin' Jive
  • 6.How Big Can You Get?
  • 7.The Old Man of the Mountain
  • 8.The Ghost of Smokey Joe
  • 9.Reefer Man
  • 10.Minnie the Moocher
  • 11.Tarzan of Harlem

Product Description:

Adapters: Joshua Marc Levy; Tom Peterson.
Tributee: Cab Calloway.
Tributee: Cab Calloway.
Personnel: Scotty Morris (vocals, guitar); Andy Rowley (vocals, baritone saxophone); Dirk Shumaker (vocals, acoustic bass); Karl Hunter (clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet); Joshua Marc Levy, Joshua Levy (piano); Kurt Sodergren (drums); Anthony Bonsera Jr., Lee Callet, Lee Thornburg, Nick Lane, Tom Peterson, Jim Fox, Brian Swartz, Alex Henderson, Bernie Dresel, Robbie Hioki, Ira Nepus, Scheila Gonzalez.
Audio Mixers: Joshua Marc Levy; Scotty Morris; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Joshua Levy.
Recording information: Capitol Studios A&B; Delroy Sound Lab; Santa Barbara Sound Design.
Arrangers: Joshua Marc Levy; Tom Peterson; Joshua Levy.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's retro-swing approach has its charms, but veteran swing fans may wonder why it's necessary to listen to a group of youngsters who take most of their moves from the original masters of the genre. BBVD address that question on HOW BIG CAN YOU GET?: A TRIBUTE TO CAB CALLOWAY. The album is an 11-track homage to one of swing's great figures, and the band does an admirable job of capturing the essense of Calloway's jumping jive, thanks in large part to the singing of Scotty Morris, who pulls out all the stops with his performances. Evergreen Cab favorites "The Jumpin' Jive," "Reefer Man," and, of course, "Minnie the Moocher" are on offer.

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