Monday, February 1, 2010
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Channels Cab Calloway
Here's a new January 2010 interview with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy trumpet player Glen Marhevka. In this interview, Glen talks about Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's latest record, "How Big Can You Get," a tribute to the legendary Cab Calloway. Glen explains how the band had always covered Cab's classic "Minnie The Moocher" live, and felt that now, in light of what would have been Calloway's 100th birthday, they felt it was time to do the tribute up right. Glen chats about the recording of the album, which was done at Capitol Studios, incidentally using some of the same vintage equipment, and same rooms, that greats like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole used. He also explains the massive undertaking of adding a full big band to Voodoo Daddy's sound for the record - a 17-piece orchestra! Glen also talks a bit about the band's live set, plus his thoughts on the evolution of the band, as well as his take on the music that his band helped popularize to the masses a little over a decade ago. Thanks to Glen for the chat, and make sure to check out the band at www.bigbadvoodoodaddy.com.
Listen To The January 2010 Interview With Glen Marhevka From Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: