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Everything You Want for Christmas

Everything You Want for Christmas

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by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
     
 
Big, bold, and brassy, Everything You Want for Christmas is a swinging holiday dance party, full of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's characteristic good humor and cheerful rowdiness. While BBVD slow down occasionally -- for a bluesy "Merry Christmas Baby," a gentle "Blue Christmas," and a stately instrumental version of "We Three Kings" -- they spend most of their time

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Big, bold, and brassy, Everything You Want for Christmas is a swinging holiday dance party, full of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's characteristic good humor and cheerful rowdiness. While BBVD slow down occasionally -- for a bluesy "Merry Christmas Baby," a gentle "Blue Christmas," and a stately instrumental version of "We Three Kings" -- they spend most of their time with exuberant, horn-driven arrangements of Christmas classics and several worthy originals. Guitarist and vocalist Scotty Morris contributes the aptly titled "Rockabilly Christmas" (Carl Perkins would be proud) and two amusing narratives: "Last Night (I Went Out with Santa Claus)" -- turns out Santa parties hard -- and "Christmastime in Tinsel Town." They resurrect "Mr. Heatmiser" from the '70s Claymation TV special The Year Without Santa Claus (it's a thumping, cool-cat strut) and bound through "Jingle Bells (Cha Cha)" and the Louis Armstrong classic "Is Zat You Santa Claus?" Everything You Want for Christmas has its roots in big-band swing and early rock 'n' roll, but there's nothing nostalgic about Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's energetic and joyful performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707976824
catalogNumber:
79768

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Performance Credits

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy   Primary Artist
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Ira Nepus   Bass Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Alex Henderson   Bass Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Ruben Estrada   Vibes,Soloist
Karl Hunter   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Rowley   Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Scotty Morris   Guitar,Vocals
Joshua Levy   Piano
Dirk Shumaker   Vocals,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Kurt Sodergren   Drums
Glen "The Kid" Marhevka   Trumpet
Brent Harding   Acoustic Bass
Dennis Faris   Trumpet
Ronnie Manaog   Glockenspiel,Marimbas,Timpani,sleigh bells,Wood Block
Greg Varlotta   Banjo

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Maury Laws   Composer
Jeff Cowan   Engineer
Robert Nelson   Composer
Andy Engel   Art Direction
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Scotty Morris   Composer,Producer,Concept
Joshua Levy   Arranger,Producer
Eric Heintz   Digital Imagery
Jay Johnson   Composer
Glenn Barry   Production Design
Jack Fox   Composer
Macbeth "Mac" Freeland   Engineer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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