Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / How Big Can You Get?: The Music Of Cab Calloway
Album: How Big Can You Get?: The Music Of Cab Calloway   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Big Bad Voodoo Daddy   Added:Jun 2009
Label:Vanguard Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-02 Pull Date: 2009-10-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 4 Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16
Airplays: 1 4 3 2 4 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 09, 2015: Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Come On With The "Come On"
4. Sep 25, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
The Ghost Of Smokey Joe
2. Sep 29, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Minnie The Moocher
5. Sep 24, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Reefer Man
3. Sep 26, 2009: Music Casserole
The Ghost Of Smokey Joe
6. Sep 24, 2009: in the groove
How Big Can You Get?

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-28
BBVD comes out swinging with a tribute to the music of Cab Calloway. The horns burn up the joint and the whole release is high-energy musical Crack that keeps you feeling good. Great piano & stylish arrangements, plus vocals (not as good as Cab, of course, but a valiant attempt). Every track a gem. As Byrd would say “this is the shit!”

1. Jumpin, thumpin, bumpin. Hot horns, wicked perc & vox. Yow!!
2. Happy upbeat boogie just made for jitterbugging.
3. Upbeat jive jam w/infectious energy & a gotta dance vibe.
4. Lush big band midtempo bounce w/fun work from all.
5. Classic fun midtempo swing w/some good solos.
6. Big horns lead the sway in this midtempo play. Nicely hip.
7. Solid brass w/a happily lowdown vibe then some playful mystery.
8. Relaxed and gritty Smokey Joe w/reference to Minnie. Down & dirty.
9. Upbeat and swinging w/sweet muted trumpet and a crazy energy.
10. Minnie steams up the night, dirty horns. Varying tempos, great big band.
11. Instant energy, crazy upbeat swing. So fun, let’s dance.

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