The Ventura-based band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was cofounded nearly twenty-five years ago by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy became one of the most famous of the swing-revival acts of that era after the band appeared in Douglas Liman’s hit indie comedy Swingers, which featured actors Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau (who also wrote the screenplay).
Twenty years removed from that breakthrough film, today’s broadcast of “The Freak Power Ticket” with host Ted Coe will look back at the history of swing music (and the 1990s’ swing revival) with special in-studio guests Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and veteran DJ Chuck Cecil, whose big-band jazz radio program “The Swingin’ Years” debuted sixty years ago in Los Angeles. (Cecil’s career in radio reaches back 74 years, in fact!)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at The Granada Theatre this coming Wednesday, August 17th. Local swing-dance aficionados, including The Swing and Ballroom Dance Club at UCSB, will enliven the evening on a dance-floor in front of the stage that will be open to all in attendance. Tickets are still on-sale now.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the summer from 10am-12noon PDT.