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Title:
Save my soul
Author:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Musical group)
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Vanguard, [2003]

â„—2003
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Zig Zag City woop woop, part one -- You know you wrong -- Always gonna get ya -- Don't you feel my leg -- Oh yeah -- Simple songs -- Next week sometime -- Save my soul -- I like it -- Zig Zag City woop woop, part two.
UPC:
015707974226
Format :
Music CD

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For their first album in four years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy realized they needed to switch gears since the freak, late-'90s big band craze had become about as hot as yesterday's scrambled eggs. Thankfully, a trip down to New Orleans to play Jazzfest (recounted in this album's title track) reinvigorated and reinvented the group's sound. Gone are the smarmy Vegas charts, replaced with a swampy Crescent City, slinky Bourbon Street swagger. Add Latin mambo on the percussive "I Like It" and "You Know You're Wrong," along with some second-line funk straight out of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on "Zig Zaggity Woop Woop, Pt. 2" and you've got a swinging, finger-popping disc that should keep the band's established fans happy, while expanding their previously limited, and nearly dead-ended scope. Most of the tunes are originals -- if derivative ones -- except for a cover of Blue Lu Barker's ""Don't You"" Feel My Leg" (also a moderate '70s hit for Maria Muldaur). However, the barroom swagger turned Dixieland jazz of "Simple Songs" seems a bit forced and frontman Scotty Morris' voice hasn't improved. This material would benefit from a gruffer approach. But Save My Soul is a surprisingly enjoyable and fresh album from a band many might have written off as already expending their allotted 15 minutes of fame. The disc's CD-ROM content includes three live tracks, information, pictures of each band member, and shots from the making of the album. ~ Hal Horowitz