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Analysis of Zoot Suit Riot For my analysis paper I chose to analyze the song Zoot Suit Riot one of the swinging hits of the Cherry Poppin Daddies There music consists of swing and ska tunes Zoot Suit Riot is a part swing and part rock song that made them famous This song comes from the Daddies fourth released album named for their hit song This album is a compilation of the rockin swing tunes on their last three albums plus a few new big band hits However Zoot Suit Riot is a swing with punk rock intensity There is a lot of great musical talent in the group so here is a quick introduction to the groups musicians On lead vocals and guitar is Steve Perry Jason Moss on guitar Daniel Schmid on bass Tim Donahue on drums Dana heitman on trumpet and back up vocals Sean Flannery on tenor saxophone Ian Early on baritone and alto saxophones and finally Johnny Goetchius on key boards All of the band members graduated from Berkley School of music in Boston However I received this information from someone that I was talking to at one of the concerts Zoot Suit Riot constitutes influence from Cab Calloway to Dean Martin along with all of the Daddies has the elements of modern rock along with the spirit of swing With the mixture of music that they play and their popular hit Zoot Suit Riot the Cherry Poppin Daddies are very popular Song writers like Jerry Lewis and Jack Kerouac have had the most impact on the music according to Steve Perry the lead singer of the Cherry Poppin Daddies There first two albums Ferociously Stoned and Rapid City Muscle Car seemed to favor more of the jazz and punk more than Zoot Suit Riot which had more of jazz and rock The Cherry Poppin Daddies werent at all popular until their hit Zoot Suit Riot This
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