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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY Is Coming to Town!

September 16, 2013

YellowBrix

Grammy Nominated Band Releases "It Feels Like Christmas Time" on October 22 20th Anniversary Tour in Progress! SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 22nd BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY has a special holiday gift for naughty and nice fans alike! Commonly recognized as one of the best live bands on the planet, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY continues to craft great studio albums that match the intensity of their live shows. The multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated band is back with a holiday album entitled It Feels Like Christmas Time; an all new recording for Savoy Jazz, featuring eleven songs, a mix of traditional favorites and original material. A special pre-order version with two bonus tracks will be available through Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BBVDAmazonLink. Fans can stream 3 of the tracks in BBVD's Artist Store on Amazon -http://smarturl.it/BBVDAmazonStore.

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It Feels like Christmas Time, the band's tenth studio album, follows the release of Rattle Them Bones - the record that put BIG BAD back at the top of the Billboard Charts last year. Rattle Them Bones, a celebration of twenty years of bringing an irrepressible groove to adoring fans worldwide, made an impressive debut reaching #1 on the Jazz Album Chart on both iTunes and Amazon and was the highest debut on the Billboard Jazz Chart entering at # 2. Jazz Times called it "a compelling reminder that this is a collective of superior players, deserving of attention outside of the niche they helped spawn."

It Feels Like Christmas Time, produced by BBVD founding member and lead singer Scotty Morris with band-mate, pianist and arranger Joshua Levy and mixed by Morris, was recorded In Los Angeles at East West and Capitol studios. The album includes the Morris original "It Feels Like Christmas Time," and features guest harmonies by vocal group She, Her and I. The album also features the crowd favorite "Christmas Is Starting Now" from Disney's Phineus and Ferb as well as the band's unique take on holiday classics "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Jingle Bells," "Walking in a Winter Wonderland," "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer," "Run Run Rudolph," "Frosty the Snowman," "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)," and "We Three Kings." Bonus tracks through Amazon include a duet with newcomer Anna Kasper on the classic "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" and the traditional "Auld Lang Syne."

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY features Morris (vocals, guitar, banjo), Joshua Levy (piano, arranger), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (acoustic bass, vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet, flugelhorn), Karl Hunter (alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet) and Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone, vocals).

Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at LA's Derby nightclub, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has sold millions of records while their music has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. They have sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and appeared on TV shows from Leno to Conan, Dancing with The Stars to Superbowl XXXIII.

They are currently touring throughout 2013 in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. From Thanksgiving until New Years, catch the band's famous holiday show featuring songs from It Feels Like Christmas Time! For tour dates and more information please visit www.bbvd.com

Savoy Jazz is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia, the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE Savoy Jazz

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