In the 1990s, swing music found a new and young audience that perhaps sought an antidote to the reigning grunge and third wave punk, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was among the leaders of this new underground movement. Then as tonight at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, the high-energy band played a horn-dominated set that blended jazz, ragtime, blues, and Dixieland sounds from the mid-20th century. Songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s were given the same respect as the band's original songs. All of the musicians were granted the spotlight, stretching their adept chops with fervor and precision to make for good listening and good dancing material. Musically, there was a lot happening among the nine musicians during the nearly two-hour set, and all of it was good.
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