Arts & Culture Series: KSO Presents The Covington Devou-Doo Daddies
Friday, May 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swing Revival of the 1990s culminated in 1998 with the “Summer of Swing” as various neo-swing bands (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) were charging up the charts. That year the athletic Lindy Hop and jump swing dances of the 1930-40s were featured on the GAP’s Khaki Swing commercial. The younger generation saw the resurgence of partner dancing as a social activity that was fun and showy.
The fusion of the old jazz and swing with modern rock made for some great energetic up-beat music, which the KSO enthusiastically recreates with the The Covington Devou-Doo Daddies. This 10-pc show band along with the other KSO authentic spin-off groups (Newport Ragtime Band, Flood Wall Jazz Quintet, KSO Boogie Band), allows the Symphony to focus on a style / era of music that is unique and rarely heard in local live performance.
A few songs new songs since we last played in 2016:
King of Swing — Bad Voodoo Daddy
Hell — Squirrel Nut Zippers
Ding Dong Daddy — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Mugzy’s Move — Royal Crown Revue
Jump Jive an’ Wail — The Brian Setzer Orchestra
and many more.
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The 2018 Arts & Culture Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library, with added support for this program provided by Seta Music, 6800 Montgomery Road, Silverton, Ohio.
Registration is required and seating is limited for this special performance.
Age Range: Adult
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch