A neo-swing group largely influenced by the orchestras of the ’40s and ’50s, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was founded in the ’90s by Californians Scotty Morris (guitar/vocals) and Kurt Sodergren (drums), both veterans of punk and alternative groups. Their first two albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Watchu' Want for Christmas? were released by Big Bad Records, but their career really took off when the band landed three songs on the original soundtrack to the film Swingers (1996). In 1999, they appeared in the Super Bowl halftime show, blowing up even more in the public eye. The group has released 5 studio albums since the early ’00s, including a tribute to Cab Calloway, written songs for film and TV and played as part of the “pop” programming staged by American symphony orchestras.