Big Daddy (band)
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|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Comedy rock, parody, novelty|
|Years active||1975–2012; 2013-present|
|Labels||Oglio Records, Rhino Records|
|Past members||1991 line-up|
Norman A. Norman
Damon D. Grignon
Big Daddy is an American comedy rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. They were among the first groups to create mashups - in this case, of "oldies" music and modern pop songs. The members of the band are voice actors, best known for portraying the voices of the animals in Lincoln Park Zoo, an animated short produced throughout the 1980s.
As with "Weird Al" Yankovic, the band had its first breakthrough on the Doctor Demento Show. They placed twice on Stereophile's 'Records to Die For' list of albums, consecutively in 1994 and 1995.
In 2012 the reformed band raised over $36,000 through Kickstarter to record the album Smashing Songs of Stage and Screen. The same year, choreographer Adam Houghland used music from Big Daddy's catalog for his contemporary ballet piece, Mashup.
- Lincoln Park Zoo (1986) ... Rhinoceros/Lion/Giraffe/Penguin/Alligator/Gorilla/Turtle/Snake/Ostrich/Elephant (voice)
- 1983: Big Daddy
- 1985: Meanwhile... Back in the States
- 1991: Cutting Their Own Groove
- 1992: Sgt. Pepper's
- 1994: Chantmania (as The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica)
- 2000: The Best of Big Daddy
- 2013: Smashing Songs of Stage and Screen
- 2014: Cruisin' Through the Rhino Years
- Dancing in the Dark (EP) - 1985 (Making Waves Records) - UK #21
- Big Daddy at AllMusic
- Hill, Charles G. (March 6, 2009). "The legend of Big Daddy". Dustbury.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
- "1994 Records To Die For". Stereophile. February 19, 1994. p. 9. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
- "1995 Records To Die For". Stereophile. February 6, 1995. p. 15. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
- "Smashing Songs of Stage and Screen". Kickstarter. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
- Hill, Charles G. (October 25, 2011). "The Big Daddy discography, annotated and HTMLed". Dustbury.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 57. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.