Now that it's officially two decades in the past, it's increasingly hard to fathom: In the mid-1990s, swing was popular again. It wasn't quite the big band style of Benny Goodman fame — this new variant was blended with rockabilly and ska and perhaps some other things — but the swing revival so captured the country that it landed Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on the Super Bowl halftime show in 1999.
Neo-swing generally accentuates differences from its jump blues predecessors. But with its newest recording, How Big Can You Get?, the group plays up the connection to a pioneer to its danceable approach: The singing bandleader Cab Calloway. Lead singer Scotty Morris led the band he founded in 1993 in a Calloway-heavy program live in concert, counting down midnight in the Pacific Time Zone from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
- Come On
- Calloway Boogie
- Pinstripe Suit
- Hey Now
- You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three
- Jumpin' Jive
- Reefer Man
- Minnie The Moocher
- Old Man Of The Mountain
- Zig Zaggety Wup Wup
- Simple Songs
- Jumping Jack
- I Wanna Be Like You
- Go Daddy-O
- Call Of The Jitterbug [Encore]
- Auld Lang Syne ("Old Anxiety") [Encore]
- How Big Can You Get [Encore]
- So Long, Farewell, Goodbye [Encore]
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