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Music Respawn! Swingin' With Kris Maddigan & His Big Band Score For Cuphead

Studio MDHR

The 1930's cartoon style of Cuphead, from Studio MDHR demanded a soundtrack just as unique. Kris Maddigan, a professional percussionist, spent years reverse-engineering the iconic jazz styles of the first half of the 20th century, including Ragtime, Dixieland and Big Band music. As he told me, it was a project that stretched all his musical muscles.


Kris' unique soundtrack for Cuphead even has a "period" vinyl release from IAM8Bit, which looks like a vintage RCA record from the 1930's, and it's already in its second pressing!  

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IAM8bit's special Cuphead soundtrack vinyl.

Episode tracklist

All tracks by Kris Maddigan

Performers include former members of Toronto's Boss Brass, and many others.

Cuphead: Botanic Panic; Inkwell Isle One; Pyramid Peril; Floral Fury; Sugarland Shimmy; Die House; A Quick Break; Winner Takes All

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Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kate Remington joined WSHU in December of 2000, and she's been WSHU's Music Director since 2002.
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