Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Eat to The Beat
Enjoy a Virtual Concert With BBVD
A couple years ago, I was lucky enough to catch a bunch of sets of “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy” at Epcot’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Hosted by Epcot in Walt Disney World, it gave me a chance to enjoy my favorite band — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BVDD) — live.
Most people old enough to remember “the Seattle Sound” will also remember the “neo-swing revival”; fueled by some amazing bands from San Francisco and Los Angeles (as well as a notable Gap ad, “Khakis Swing”) Neo Swing took the beats and buzzwords of our grandparents and updated them for a new generation.
Music Mondays With BBVD
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, fronted by Scotty Morris, has toured through the decades, refining their sound and playing to audiences around the world. But this month, Scotty and the boys are re-living that era virtually by discussing their first big album, “Americana Delux” and their video for “You and me and the bottle make three (baby)”.
Now, I have had the pleasure of interviewing Scotty Morris, but below you get him all to yourself.
He explained their shoot and its unique look.
Eat to the Beat: BBVD
Now here is MY video from Epcot, which captured the same song 20 years later!
I’m proud of this one because I am manning an iPhone and dealing with a lot of bright lights, the band solos, etc. It was truly one of the best avocational nights of my life, getting to see my favorite band blow the top off the “America Gardens Theater” roof on a beautiful night at Walt Disney World.
I think it came out okay:
A Little Movie That Moved: BBVD in Swingers
Now, you might remember another of their songs, from a pretty famous movie starring a (some) pretty famous dude(s):
So you see the guys in the background of Swingers, at The Derby nightclub (within the edifice of one of the old Hollywood Brown Derbys), playing “Go Daddy-O” while Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Mandalorian) dancing with Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Austin Powers) during the films most pivotal scene.
How excited was I when they started playing that song at Epcot:
Anyway, you get the point. From the Derby to the Super Bowl to the American Pavilion, BBVD brings their “A” game every time they perform!
Here’s hoping we get to see BBVD at the America Gardens Stage very, very soon.
Check out their official website to learn or reminisce about the band! “Go Daddy-O!”
Also, enjoy the rest of my playlist from Eat to the Beat 2018:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Gallery
While we’re at it, peruse a gallery of my photos from the 2018 Eat to the Beat sets: