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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Lynn Auditorium on June 3

The Daily ItemLYNN – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the acclaimed contemporary swing revival band often referred to as “America’s Favorite Little Big Band,” and which has recorded a number of singles for feature films and television shows, recorded eight studio albums and performed live at the Super Bowl half-time show in 1999, comes to Lynn Auditorium June 3.The band was originally formed in Ventura, California, in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris, and named Big Bad Voodoo Daddy after Morris met blues guitar legend Albert Collins at one of the latter’s concerts. “He signed my poster ?To Scotty, the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’,” Morris said. “I thought it was the coolest name I ever heard on one of the coolest musical nights I ever had. So when it came time to name this band, I didn’t really have a choice. I felt like it was handed down to me.”Morris and Kurt Sodergren are the two original members of the band, which has focused on the swing of the 1940s and 50s.After the band’s songs, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)”, “I Wan’na Be Like You” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the soundtrack of the 1996 comedy-drama Swingers, the band was signed by Capitol Records. Performing on a number of televisions shows including The Tonight With Jay Leno and Dancing With The Stars, the band recorded its eighth studio album, “How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway” in April 2009.Recorded in Los Angeles’ legendary Capitol Studios, located at the famous record-shaped building at Hollywood and Vine, How Big Can You Get came out of the rooms where innumerable classics had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nelson Riddle, Billy May and many others. With How Big Can You Get, Morris said, “we achieved a real marriage of his music and our arrangements.”The seven-man Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has appeared as special guests with the great symphony and pops orchestras of the nation, including their first symphony show with the US Air Force Orchestra. The group has forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes, and, after 21 years, is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful with every show.If You Go?Doors open at 7 p.m. June 3 for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets for BigBad Voodoo Daddy are $27-$37,available at lynnauditorium.com, by phone, at (781) 581-2971 or (800) 594-TIXX (8499), or at the box office at 3 City Hall Square during weekday business hours.

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