Music to warm your spirits & shake your booty
It Feels Like Christmas Time
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
CD, $13.35 (Savoy Jazz)
Working their way to national recognition after becoming a L.A. club fixture in the 1990s, this Grammy-nominated swing-revival band—which took its name from an autographed note from blues legend Albert Collins—locks into a hip, happy holiday groove for this collection of traditional favorites flavored with a sprinkling of jazzy, snazzy ’tis-the-season originals. Bandleader and founding member Scotty Morris leads his crew through “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Jingle Bells,” “Run, Run Rudolph,” “Frosty The Snowman” and seven other tunes guaranteed to warm your spirits as it shakes your booty.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine