Swingin’ to the Jumpin’ jive of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • Percussionist Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Oct. 15 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kurt Sodergren of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Oct. 15 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Bassist Dirk Shumaker of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Oct. 15 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returned to the Kahilu Theatre this month after their Big Island debut three years ago. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Around 1996, a full-bore swing movement on modern rock radio quickly spread to American concert halls. Leading the pack were horn-tooting bands like Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Crown Revue, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who emerged from Ventura, California, in ‘93.