Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 14, 2012.

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      Creator Alan Johns on December 6

      Fantastic album guys! Wonderful tunes and there isn't one throw-away in the bunch; after hearing your versions, it may be impossible to remember how the originals sounded. Enjoying all the extra goodies. Hope you're thinking up another kickstarter project. No doubt about it, I'll help back it!

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      Creator Kirk Gardner on December 5

      I love the CD (especially "Music of the Night" ala "Monster Mash"). I'd love to get some copies for friends as Christmas presents. When (and where) will it be available for purchase?

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      Creator dgcuff on November 26

      Got my CD in the mail too. "Summertime" just plain cooks. Also great: "When You Wish Upon a Star," "As Time Goes By," "As Time Goes By" and (for a different reason) "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

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      Creator george herman on November 26

      Just got my CD in the mail! Thanks!

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      Creator Tom Luminello on October 15, 2012

      Congratulations Big Daddy. Thanks for Kickstarter.

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      Creator Gary Kirk on October 14, 2012

      Here via Neil Gaiman; he talked about this three times on Twitter! Congratulations on being funded!

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      Creator Kevin Segura on October 14, 2012

      Thanks to everyone from the Steve Hoffman Music Forums that participated and became backers for this project... way to go, guys and gals!!

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      Creator george herman on October 14, 2012

      Loved you guys for ages - thanks to Neil Gaiman's fb post I made it here in time!

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      Creator Charlotte Lee on October 14, 2012

      If everyone ups their bid by only $11 or gets someone to join for that amount Big Daddy will reach their goal!!!

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      Creator Lee Logan on October 14, 2012

      Way to go Big Daddy Fans!
      We're on the way to "smashing" the Kickstarter goal of $35,000.
      Let's make a final push and send the great Big Daddy 59' band back to the studio!

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      Creator Daniel P Faigin on October 14, 2012

      Just noted that Bob is a Pali Hi Grad (so am I -- he's class of '65; I'm '77). You should drop a note on this on one of the Pali Hi related groups on FB

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      Creator Chris Flescher on October 13, 2012

      I think Big Daddy is one of the most talented musical groups. It's too bad more people don't know about them.

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      Creator Jens on October 13, 2012

      I am very interested in the Big Bopper package! As I travel from Europe I would like to know at what date the recording would approximately be??? Flight costs are different at various seasons :-)
      Hope that Big Daddy will make it!!!

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      Creator Ed Squair on October 12, 2012

      I would absolutely love to do the "Big Bopper" combo... timing!

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      Creator Richard Ticho on October 9, 2012

      Go Big Daddy Go!

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      Creator Ira Heffler on October 1, 2012

      These guys are the best! I have all their albums... and I've seen them perform many times in the Los Angeles area. Their '50s "smash-up" is a hoot... and they do it so well, with terrific vocals. And now, like the song they parodied, they just need "...a little (more) help from their friends."

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    "RETRO-ROCKIN' AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD"... Mailed directly to your pad! You will receive a hand signed black & white postcard of the album cover with a message to you from Big Daddy. To make this deal even more irresistible, we will super size the card to 6" x 9"...Wow!

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    THE "NUMBER PLEEZE SPECIAL"... Hot off the press, we will mail you a first run autographed, personalized & numbered CD of "SMASHING SONGS OF STAGE AND SCREEN" plus the "Retro-Rockin' Autographed Postcard" described above. (International shipping add $5.00)

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    THE "OH BOY"... No Kidding! We'll mail you an unreleased live concert on CD that was recorded in May of 1993 at "Nightwinds" (formerly "At My Place") in Santa Monica, California. The show includes "Bohemian Rhapsody" and five other Big Daddy mash ups that have never been released! ...And you still get the autographed postcard and CD of the new album from above. (International shipping add $5.00)

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    THE "DOUBLE BUBBLE BLAST FROM THE PAST"... Check out a classic unreleased Big Daddy live performance on DVD from Club Lingerie in Hollywood on the famed Sunset Strip! (Don't worry...you won't need 3-D glasses). You will also be mailed all of the above items and we'll even throw in a package of "Double Bubble" bubble gum so you get the full flavor! (from here on out, we will pay all domestic and international shipping charges)

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    THE "SAY IT LOUD, WEAR IT PROUD" DELUXE... Show your support in your new "Big Daddy Executive Producer" T-Shirt. A very cool black T-Shirt with the famous Big Daddy logo in pink & silver and your "Executive Producer" title on the front...a variety of sizes available. Oh yes we almost forgot...you will also get all four items above as well.

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    THE "BURGER, FRIES, AND A SHAKE COMBO PLATE"... A feast for the senses! You get the full length Big Daddy Documentary: "The Making Of Smashing Songs Of Stage And Screen" delivered on DVD. Also included on this plate is an autographed color poster of the album cover (13" x 19") and two unreleased studio tracks on CD: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and "Addicted To Love". This plate should really fill you up when you realize that it includes all of the goodies from the rewards above!

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    "THE TEEN IDOL" KARAOKE PACKAGE... You'll be the "Big Hunk Of Burnin' Love" at your next Karaoke party! Watch the crowd go wild when you sing lead with Big Daddy as your back-up band. These are all the master mixes from the new CD ("Smashing Songs Of Stage And Screen") minus lead vocals. We'll even throw in the lyric sheets. Of course, all of the items from above are included!

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    THE "THE LIGHTNIN' BOB" EXCLUSIVE... From the Big Daddy archives, one of Bob's custom made, blue lame' tuxedo jackets (size 38R), worn by Bob at many Big Daddy shows and TV appearances the world over. Includes all previous (non-limited) items too.

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    THE "ONLY YOU" PACKAGE... JUST ADDED! Big Daddy's hand painted backdrop (5'x12' acrylic on canvas) and drumhead (24") used on-stage in only two live performances at famed L.A. nightclub - "At My Place" in the summer of '92, celebrating the release of the "Big Daddy-Sgt. Pepper's" album (see Update #6 for details and our website to see and hear the album). Both of these will be autographed by the band and we'll also include a DVD of the entire album release concert. This one is truly one of a kind, and truly for "ONLY YOU".

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    THE "BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL" COLLECTION... Oh baby, you'll stay warm & look cool in your authentic wool and leather letterman's jacket. The "Big Daddy" Logo will be embroidered on the back and personalized with your name on the front. Again, take all of the above items as part of this sweet deal!

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    THE "VINYL LOVER'S SERENADE"... How about custom written parody lyrics to the song of your choice, about the subject of your choice. We'll write it and record an "unplugged" version, and give you 5 CD copies and also email you an MP3 copy of the finished song. Check out "Update #4" for all the details. BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE! Our original offer of Big Daddy's first two Rhino LPs "What Really Happened To The Band Of '59" & "Meanwhile... Back In The States", both factory sealed, along with a new copy of our British four song EP, which includes the Top 20 hit version of "Dancing In The Dark", and also a copy of our Australian "Land Down Under" single with a Big Daddy original on the flip side... all brand spanking new. Only twelve of these sets available anywhere! And, of course, all of the previous items.

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    THE "BIG, BIG BOPPER" PACKAGE... You get to be on our new album....yes you heard me correctly...YOU will be hanging in the studio with Big Daddy and will participate either singing, shouting, clapping, or whatever with the band AND receive an album credit too! We can't guarantee what you'll do, but you'll be included in the final mixes. We also will video you participating with us in the studio, and take a photo of you with the group which we'll have made in to a poster which we'll all sign and then send to you, aaaand, while you're there, "Donny D" will give you a guitar lesson and teach you some of his favorite Rock & Roll riffs, tricks, & licks...HOW COOL IS THAT! Then, to celebrate your participation on the album, you'll go "fine dining" with members of the band, as our guest to our favorite malt shop for burgers and fries... maybe even a cherry coke. And shortly after your recording session, you'll receive your "Be True To Your School" Collection including the album "Smashing Songs Of Stage And Screen" that includes YOU! (you pay for your own lodging & travel expenses to and from Los Angeles.)

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    THE "BACK YOU UP" BUNDLE.. Big Daddy will record your song with you as a member of the band! Send us your original or maybe your favorite oldie. We will arrange, produce and record your song with appropriate instrumentation (drums, bass, guitars, etc.)...you can sing, we can sing, or hey we will all sing together. Your recording session includes two four hour or one eight hour block of time and you will receive ten fully mixed and mastered CD's of the final product. We'll also video a portion of the event for you to prove that you really did it! JUST ADDED - A one on one workshop with our own "Lightnin' Bob" Wayne, Grammy award winning recording engineer and owner of Sunburst Recording (where all of our albums have been recorded), on the history of vintage analog tape recording with emphasis on getting that "1950's sound" with 2012 clarity. (You pay for your own lodging & travel expenses to and from Los Angeles.) Of course you'll still get the amazing "Be True To Your School" collection.

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    THE "BIG DADDY CADILLAC COMBO"...THIS IS IT...THE ULTIMATE BIG DADDY REWARD!!! You will experience both the "Big, Big Bopper" Package and the "Back You Up" Bundle. It don't get no better than this... But guess what... It just did... We're now including "Bubba's" very own sunburst finish 1970 Fender Stratocaster, autographed by the entire band. This classic electric guitar is the one that "Bubba" played on all of Big Daddy's albums and in concerts 'round the world. This guitar looks great, sounds great, and plays like a dream (see Update #11 for more details and a picture) Of course, this package is now limited to only one taker.

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