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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Although Cherry Poppin' Daddies became a popular act during the swing revival of the late 1990s, the eight-piece band formed one decade prior in Eugene, Oregon. Vocalist Steve Perry (aka MC Large Drink, a nickname intended to distance Perry from the famous Journey frontman) and bassist Dan Schmid initially crossed paths at the University of Oregon, and a shared interest in punk music convinced the students to leave school and pursue a band. After playing together in the Jazz Greats and St. Huck, the duo shifted gears in 1989 by forming Cherry Poppin' Daddies, a unique band whose lineup gradually encompassed guitarist Jason Moss, drummer Tim Donahue, trumpeter Dana Heitman, saxophonists Sean Flannery and Ian Early, and keyboard player Dustin Lanker. The musicians' dedication to ska, swing, jazz, and jump blues made them oddities in the Northwest, where grunge had already begun its reign. Nonetheless, Cherry Poppin' Daddies enjoyed a brief surge of success several years later, when the popularity of "Zoot Suit Riot" helped launch a nationwide swing music revival.

Once formed, it didn't take long for the Cherry Poppin' Daddies to attract attention in the Northwest. Their performances were riddled with theatrics, phallic props, and lavish costumes, making them the recipients of much curiosity and a fair amount of backlash. Moreover, the music mixed elements of swing and jazz with punky rock & roll, while a horn section populated the group's eight-person lineup. The resulting sound was both energetic and unconventional, but America was in the midst of its love affair with grunge, and Cherry Poppin' Daddies' earliest records -- 1990's Ferociously Stoned and 1994's Rapid City Muscle Car -- proved to be little more than cult favorites.

By the mid-'90s, the country's fascination with formerly neglected musical styles (including easy listening, lounge, and swing) had increased the band's prominence, along with similar groups like Squirrel Nut Zippers and Royal Crown Revue. The band's third album, Kids on the Street, benefited from such increased interest, and its popularity earned Cherry Poppin' Daddies a distribution deal with Caroline Records. Lacking the money to record a new album, the band chose instead to cater to America's slowly building swing craze by compiling the most swing-oriented tracks from their back catalog. The result was 1997's Zoot Suit Riot, a compilation that also featured four new tracks. One such track was the titular "Zoot Suit Riot," which became a surprise Top 40 hit in 1998 and helped pave the way for such revivalist bands as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Brian Setzer Orchestra. The album had sold more than two million copies by 2000, but the swing craze had already begun to fizzle out, resulting in poor sales for the follow-up effort, Soul Caddy.

As touring opportunities dried up, the band took a temporary hiatus. Lanker and Schmid turned their attention to a side project, Visible Men, while Perry returned to the University of Oregon to receive an undergraduate degree. Cherry Poppin' Daddies began touring again in 2002, although activity was limited to sporadic shows until 2008, when the release of the Latin-flavored Susquehanna prompted the group to launch their first full-length tour in years. In 2009, the group released the Skaboy JFK: The Skankin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, a collection of ska culled from their early albums.

Over the next few years, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies toured regularly, adjusting their lineup slightly as they went. In 2012, the group started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds so they could complete their next album, White Teeth, Black Thoughts. Their PledgeMusic campaign was successful and the album was released in July of 2013. The band's first album of all swing-oriented music since 1997's compilation Zoot Suit Riot, White Teeth, Black Thoughts is also the first Cherry Poppin' Daddies album to include cover songs. ~ Andrew Leahey & John Bush, Rovi
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1. Kiss your left hand 2. Say your crush name 3. Close your hand 4. Say a school day 5. Say your name 6. Open your hand 7. Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out
ubergringo
I'm still digging on the Daddies. Trying to get the local karaoke DJ to get some for me.
This is living!
bn21502
My husband was so surprise that dancing to their music, my legs went up the wall. When you dance you dance to the beat. I love it. I wish my children would learn. Music makes me very very very happy.
If you think these guys are a swing revival band, you're missing the point. These guys can cut it in multiple genres--funk , punk, etc. Filled with hardcore social commentary and a scathing sense of humor.
A reminder of one of the most powerful eras in music.
Swing makes me happy.
I saw these guys at the peak of the retro ska/swing era at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. Awesome show! Nice bunch of dudes too!
redxdestiny
Steve Perry is quite the gentleman. Met the man in person a few years ago. He is a total sweetheart!
zorkoff
THAT IS SOME GOOOOD STUFF!!! GO MAN GO!!! YEAH!!!
pnwfwp
Just saw CPD last night in Tacoma, WA! Even got Steve Perry's autograph as the band was leaving the stage!! Excellent music!
When are zoot suits going to come back in style for people other than pimps?
They played in Tennessee in June and they put on a great high energy show that just makes you want to jump jive and wail.
yalgh
Zoot Suit Riot? Yeah.. Letss..Go... Y E A !
Perfect RX for any blue day.
The Daddies are down n dirty up front in your face music. I went to school with most of the original members. I saw them a month ago, and they still rock.
swingggggggg g g g g g g baby
royal crown revue is best by far but swing is everywhere ethan dl, just gotta know it. check out big sandy and his fly-rite boys too. good western swing band that still plays alot
Man, why isn't swing everywhere all the time? Out of all the artists I've heard in swing, these guys are some of the best.
I haven't seen them in forever but the Daddies are still so fun to listen to.
boxpan9
DAMN'RIGHT! I DON'T THINK "WHO" ARE "THE DING DONG DADDY OF THE D-CAR LINE."
Hell yeah.
i love this band they make want to get up and dance
Love this group!! They have a great live show - very entertaining . "Soul Caddy" really swings

"Swing the Damn club!"

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