Best of Big Daddy

The Best of Big Daddy

by Big Daddy
     
 
Somewhere among the Golden Throats albums, Sha-Na-Na,Richard Cheese, and Weird Al lies Big Daddy. Taking some of the digital age's greatest pop songs and flattening them onto 45s, Big Daddy add new super-retro sides to some of your retro dance-party favorites. Combining a live "Little

Overview

Somewhere among the Golden Throats albums, Sha-Na-Na,Richard Cheese, and Weird Al lies Big Daddy. Taking some of the digital age's greatest pop songs and flattening them onto 45s, Big Daddy add new super-retro sides to some of your retro dance-party favorites. Combining a live "Little Red Corvette" with "Beep Beep (Nash Rambler)," "Once in a Lifetime" with "Day-O," and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" with "Charlie Brown" and "Yakkity-Yak," Big Daddy slams Rick James in the same jukebox as the Everly Brothers, mashes Cyndi Lauper with Gene Chandler, and swirls Lennon and McCartney with a whole mess of folks, including Johnny Mathis and Buddy Holly. Sting also gets stung not once, but twice with a doo wop of "Every Breath You Take" and a noiry swing through "Money for Nothing," the Dire Straits song he guests on. Fortunately, Big Daddy has the good taste to use the King himself to make fun of Celine's sinking ship theme. Even more fortunate is the fact that, as long as you have a good (and slightly twisted) sense of humor, few of these tracks are sinkers themselves. In fact, these valiant efforts at genre-bending may lead you to reexamine your old faves and even your taste in music.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Oglio Records
UPC:
0790058300121
catalogNumber:
83001

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Daddy   Primary Artist
Ray Campi   Standup Bass
Hal Melia   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Block   Drums
Bette Byers   Violin
Vince Ciavarella   Piano
Dennis Croy   Standup Bass
John Hatton   Violin,Conductor,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Concert Master,Standup Bass
Marty Kaniger   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Autoharp,Vocals
Tom Lee   Bass,Violin,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bob Sandman   Flute,Horn,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Starns   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
John Viavattine   Baritone Saxophone
Roberta Wall   Soprano (Vocal)
Bob Wayne   Piano,Vocals,Announcer,Sledgehammer
Ed Willett   Cello
Zavier   tiple
Don Raymond   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar
Ed "Edgardo" Smart   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Reeves   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Calabria McChesney   Violin
Todd Tatum   Drums
Damon DeGrignon   Bongos,Lap Steel Percussion
Chris Raymond   Hand Clapping
Nancy Weckwerth   French Horn
Kim Wilkins   Viola
Gary Hoffman   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer,Liner Notes
Jerry Harrison   Composer
Rick James   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Big Daddy   Arranger,Producer
Robert Hazard   Composer
Jim Peterik   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer
Chris Frantz   Composer
John Hatton   Arranger
Marty Kaniger   Liner Notes
Bob Mothersbaugh   Composer
Alan Myers   Composer
David Starns   Engineer
Bob Wayne   Engineer
Tina Weymouth   Composer
Frankie Sullivan   Composer
Carl Caprioglio   Executive Producer
Robert Casale   Composer
Damon DeGrignon   Engineer
Len Horowitz   Location Recording

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