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  Brian Setzer Orchestra: The Dirty Boogie: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But Brian Setzer's always been a forerunner of the swing movement.
Setzer does an incredible Elvis Costello imitation on, "Since I Don't Have You," his voice oscillating as he holds out the long notes.
And though Setzer's sound comes from the other side of the tracks, like the Karate Kid before him, Setzer retains the je ne sais quoi that attracts the Elisabeth Shues of the world.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/b/brian-setzer-orchestra/dirty-boogie.shtml   (299 words)

 plug <> Brian Setzer Orchestra - Dirty Boogie
Brian Setzer's mission in life appears to be bringing fun back into rock and roll.
After floundering for a few years, Setzer has recently attached himself to the current swing revival with the Brian Setzer Orchestra playing jump blues and good ol' rock 'n roll with the muscle of a massive horn section.
With this record Setzer has established himself as the dominant force of the current swing craze, but you needn't be a follower of the scene to enjoy his music.
www.bluecricket.com /plug/reviews/1999/setzerdirty.html   (574 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra - Rockabilly Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To "ring with swing'' in 1992, he assembled a 17-piece ensemble under the moniker of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, a rocking big band replete with brass, piano and percussion.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra is back with a new record, "The Dirty Boogie,'' where Setzer's enthusiasm for rockabilly, his respect for the jazz greats and his infatuation with the sound of horns have coalesced.
Setzer may never attain the heights of popularity he enjoyed in the '80s with the Stray Cats, but he feels "pretty lucky.
www.rockabilly.net /articles/setzer4.shtml   (761 words)

 Brian Setzer Fans Hoodoo Voodoo Lounge
And in between visits to sit in with local honky-tonk heroes, Setzer was in the studio, cutting Rockabilly Riot, Vol.
Bernie Dresel, a Setzer Orchestra alumnus and the consummate rhythm professional, recreates the snare and single-cymbal feel that modern drummers never seem to quite figure out.
Setzer's energy is contagious; in an intimate setting with Cash's "Get Rhythm," or following Carl MannĀ¹s steps in spinning "Mona Lisa" through her paces, or on a high-stylin' stroll with "Boppin' the Blues," he's having the time of his life.
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 Brian Setzer Orchestra kicks (and swings)
Brian Setzer, formerly with the once-hot rockabilly band the Stray Cats, has been leading a national swing revival during the past few years.
According to a feature in the Boston Globe, Setzer is determined to keep the integrity of the swing sound, but he's also determined to shake things up.
Swing music, Setzer said, was made for folks to take little pieces of it, take it somewhere else and do their own thing.
www.rgj.com /cgi-bin/printstory.cgi?publish_date=20000811&story=966545566   (813 words)

 Brian Setzer News: Live Review: Brian Setzer Orchestra in Universal City, CA >> liveDaily
Brian Setzer (music), in fine voice and slinging his trademark Gretsch guitar, brought an old-time variety-show vibe to the Los Angeles area's Universal Amphitheater on Saturday night (12/18).
True to the album that fueled their late-'90s breakout, the orchestra was tight and provided plenty of vaudevillian humor behind Setzer, pantomiming snow shovels with their horns in playfully choreographed segments.
Setzer himself was in fine form, brandishing a voice that, like Bonnie Raitt's, seems to become more seasoned and smooth with age.
www.livedaily.com /news/7476.html?t=98   (727 words)

 Brian Setzer
The 17-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra may be the 37-year-old singer-guitarist's latest incarnation, but it's not exactly a lulling experience.
Setzer will be the first to admit he's mellowed a bit since his Stray Cats days when he was a woman magnet who could party with the best of them.
Setzer said a great time for him is taking his wife, Christine, and 9-year-old son Cody (from an earlier marriage) on camping trips with the Strummers (as in Joe Strummer, from the Clash).
jaehakim.com /articles/music/features/setzer.htm   (897 words)

 BSO Brian Setzer Orchestra
Brian Setzer's back behind the wheel of a rockabilly hot rod and he's taking us all for a breathtaking drive with the trunk full of fourteen brand new tracks.
Brian Setzer has been at the front end of a rockabilly revival and a swing revival.
Brian shows a great penchant for a doo-wop ballad be it his own I Won't Stand In Your Way or in this case a beautiful cover of the Skyliners' Since I Don't Have You.
www.rockabillyhall.com /BSO.html   (1760 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra - Rockabilly Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And he's happy, not only is life treating him well but his latest project, The Brain Setzer Orchestra, just released their second album, "Guitar Slinger," and have finally evolved to truly stand up to the pet name he's given it as a "rockin' big band."
Setzer points out how they grill the steaks just right there and he how he himself can cook up a mean slab of meat.
But Brian Setzer is not just about music...during our chat he shows off one of his pleasurable vices, a fresh tattoo on his calf of a Hawaiian hula girl by local tattooist, Eric Maaske.
www.rockabilly.net /articles/setzer3.shtml   (3532 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Brian Setzer Orchestra [Us Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brian Setzer has been infatuated with '50s fashions ever since he launched the Long Island, New York, rockabilly trio the Stray Cats in the early '80s.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra reintroduces the former Stray Cat as the crooner, guitarist and leader of a 17-piece horn band.
brian setzer is fantastic and i wonder if in the future will he ever do a tribute film to the great eddie cochran?i would recommend any of his cds to all who enjoy his type of singing because he is a great singer and guitar player.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000OD6   (558 words)

 Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special at House of Blues
Setzer put on a banjo and played "GENTLE ON MY MIND", a huge hit for Glen Campbell, then a little Chet Atkins, a tribute to two legends.
Setzer and his band played fan favorite "ROCK THIS TOWN" and a song called "GENE & EDDIE", which Brian wrote for two of his fallen heroes, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran.
Brian will be back in Vegas at The Hard Rock on December 18th.
www.geocities.com /caughtlivetoo/setzer.htm   (252 words)

 Amazon.com: Boogie Woogie Christmas: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Setzer and his multi-platinum 16-piece orchestra have recorded what is destined to become an all-time favorite for the holiday season.
Brian Setzer and his orchestra never sounded better than they do on this Christmas album.
Brian Setzer voice is glorious sometimes and he gives flavour to upbeat tempo songs, and the more slower songs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006J48Q?v=glance   (1690 words)

 Ink 19 :: The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Setzer and a female lead vocalist who mesmerized the crowd with her beautiful voice and tight shirt, these kids were really very impressive.
From there, the energy level would only increase as the band powerfully belted out song after song, Brian ran around playing his guitar while sliding on his knees, and the four trumpet players in the back row performed their synchronized sit-down-dances.
Almost all the stunts were pulled out, as the orchestra performed covers like the all-too-popular version of Louie Prima's "Jump Jive 'N Wail," Stray Cats favorites including "Stray Cat Strut," and a whole slew of originals from their three studio efforts.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_02/live/brian_setzer_nf.html   (816 words)

 NPR : Brian Setzer Orchestra, Diggin' a Crazy Christmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brian Setzer, far right, with some members of his orchestra.
After rising to prominence with his retro-50s group the Stray Cats, Brian Setzer has continued to explore some of the most exciting music in America's past -- and find a way to bring it into the present.
But far from the genteel, sanitized sound that has come to define Big Band, the Brian Setzer Orchestra plumbs the sound's roots with raucous horns and improvised breaks, leading it the way he always has: with an incisive voice and a hollow-body Gretsch guitar.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5061337&ft=1&f=1040   (251 words)

 Buy.com - Brian Setzer Orchestra - Brian Orchestra Setzer - CD
Brian Setzer hit instant rock stardom as the frontman for the Stray Cats, the band that single-handedly jump-started the rockabilly revival of the early '80s.
For Setzer it was part of a natural progression; reviving another bygone era of his beloved American music traditions.
While the BSO horn section is deft and punchy, the rhythm section bears a hint of the rock & roll from whence it came.
www.buy.com /prod/Brian_Setzer_Orchestra/q/loc/109/60011038.html   (484 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra
With Brian Setzer's roots in the rock-a-billy group, The Stray Cats, it is impressive to hear him work with a full big band.
Setzer's orchestra is loaded with top-notch musicians and sounds really smooth.
The Brian Setzer orchestra is full big band swing, but it ain't your grandpa's (unless your grandpa is pretty hip) music.
www.spinalcolumn.com /reviews/7_setzer.html   (364 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra MP3 Downloads - Brian Setzer Orchestra Music Downloads - Brian Setzer Orchestra Music Videos
Evidently, Brian Setzer doesn't take the jump blues and swing of the Brian Setzer Orchestra as a joke.
Setzer rocks the band hard, tearing through blues and rock & roll covers with vigor, and delivering made-to-order...
Setzer rocks the band hard, tearing through blues and rock & roll covers with vigor, and delivering made-to-order originals that are surprisingly well crafted and memorable.
www.mp3.com /albums/303705/summary.html   (346 words)

 Music | The Brian Setzer Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The cat who invented the rockabilly big band has a suitably eclectic take on the high holidays, careering from Tchaikovsky to Tin Pan Alley over the course of a dozen tracks.
Setzer croons better elsewhere, on his original "So They Say It’s Christmas" or an absolutely straight version of "O Holy Night." Easily the wildest excursion is a seven-minute spin through the Nutcracker Suite.
On this arrangement, which was crafted many moons ago by Frank Comstock for Les Brown and His Band of Renown, Setzer’s 15-piece orchestra swings, marches, or prances as appropriate.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/otr/documents/02592459.htm   (190 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, ...
Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie
Brian Setzer has been around for a long time, for those of you who don't remember the 80s.
What most people don't realize is that Brian Setzer Orchestra is not true swing.
www.music-critic.com /classicaljazz/briansetzer_dirtyboogie.htm   (572 words)

 Brian Setzer Tour Dates: Christmas tour, CD, DVD on tap for Brian Setzer Orchestra >> liveDaily
An Oct. 18 release is set for the new Setzer album "Dig that Crazy Christmas" and the 23-song DVD "Christmas Extravaganza." The holiday tour opens Nov. 16 in Minneapolis, and runs through Dec. 23.
The Setzer Orchestra's set that night spanned Setzer's entire career, including Stray Cats hits (such as "Stray Cat Strut"), BSO songs ("Jump Jive an' Wail") and holiday songs (including BSO's seven-minute rendition of "Nutcracker Suite").
Setzer's Christmas releases come on the heels of his recently issued album "Rockabilly Riot Vol.
www.livedaily.com /news/Christmas_tour_CD_DVD_on_tap_for_Brian_Setzer_Orchestra-8595.html?t=5   (694 words)

 Amazon.com: The Dirty Boogie: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brian Setzer has spent much of his career revving up already hot retro styles to a booming pitch.
However, Brian's first instrument was the euphonium, and he always dreamed of forming his own big band.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra manages to combine traditional swing, jump blues, hot jazz, bebop, honky-tonk, boogie-woogie, rockabilly, and rock into a new form of music relevant to our day.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000007SAV?v=glance   (1337 words)

 Tower Records - Vavoom - Brian Setzer Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
was released, Brian Setzer and his merry band of swingin' sidemen were still committed to this irresistible and infectious style of music.
For their fourth album, Brian Setzer and his Orchestra add modern nuances to their sound and along the way give Glenn Miller a big band makeover.
Tribute is inescapable as Setzer plays it close to the vest with interpretations of Bobby Darin ("Mack the Knife"), Duke Ellington ("Caravan"), and the Cadillacs ("Gloria").
www.towerrecords.com /product.aspx?pfid=1887963   (444 words)

 Rolling Stone : The Brian Setzer Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When Setzer altered the lyrics to the Stray Cats classic "Rumble in Brighton," singing "There's a rumble in New York tonight," the crowd let up a shout, but stayed in place with sedate irony.
Indeed, while the Brian Setzer Orchestra is talented and versatile, Setzer himself was the musical centerpiece of the group.
Fueled by nostalgia, the Orchestra gave this song their all, with horns blaring gloriously and Setzer snarling appropriately.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/_/id/5921583   (737 words)

 Book The Brian Setzer Orchestra for Event, Meeting, Gala
But while Setzer wanted to fan the flames with the follow-up, he also wanted to jack up the octane.
What is nearly as unlikely as the success of The Brian Setzer Orchestra--a true, 17-piece Big Band fronted by an electric guitar--is that no one has jumped on the bandwagon.
The reason, suggests Setzer, is simple: "This isn't like punk rock, where anyone could pick up a guitar and play loud.
www.grabow.biz /ShowAndDanceBands/TheBrianSetzerOrchestra.htm   (435 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra ..VaVoom :: Review :: ABC Gold & Tweed Coasts
Brian Setzer leads a high octane swing Orchestra which will keep Stray Cats fans happy while making new friends for this singer/songwriter and arranger.
This is the fourth album from the BSO and its hard to see how they can get any better than this.
The BSO took a Grammy for Instrumental of the Year in 2000 for their version of Duke Ellington's 'Caravan'.
www.abc.net.au /goldcoast/stories/s288541.htm   (169 words)

 Tickets to Brian Setzer Orchestra  concert, Brian Setzer Orchestra News, Brian Setzer Orchestra Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After first making his mark as the charismatic frontman and guitar wizard for rockabilly revivalists the Stray Cats during the early '80s, Brian Setzer turned his attention to the jump blues and swing sounds he loved growing up with the 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Singer, guitarist and bandleader Brian Setzer couldn't agree more, especially when it comes to planning the music for his annual Christmas Extravaganza tour, a feast of rockabilly and big-band swing built on a holiday theme.
Your #1 source to obtain Brian Setzer Orchestra tickets.
www.tickettip.com /eid963.asp   (475 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie
The Brian Setzer Orchestra is back with another foray into the realm of swing.
However, the Orchestra's rendition of the classic Stray Cats song, "Rock This Town", is the kicker.
If you're in a swing mood, with a little tinge of rockabilly, The Brian Setzer Orchestra's The Dirty Boogie is about as good as it gets.
www.spinalcolumn.com /reviews/0798/setzer.html   (349 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Boogie Woogie Christmas: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mr Setzer likes to throw in some surprises along the way in his varied career and here is no exception.Who would have ever predicted Setzer does Tchaikovsky?The Nutcracker Suite is given the Big Band treatment in a lavish 7 minute musical treat which displays how far Setzer has come from his early Rockabilly days.
All in all then,the album is a winner,a worthy addition for not just Setzer fans but also for anyone that just loves music,seasonal or otherwise.
From his rocking version of Jingle Bells to his duet with Ann Margaret (featured in the Elvis films) on Its cold outside, this CD has brought a large smile to my face.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006J48Q   (504 words)

 FRETPLAY : Brian Setzer Orchestra discography
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www.fretplay.com /review/h/hinnenkamp_brian/discography.shtml   (416 words)

 Brian Setzer Orchestra
Now he's back with a 17-piece big band and a muse steeped in '40s swing.
On his most recent offering, Guitar Slinger (Interscope), Setzer injects new vigor into standards such as "The House Is Rockin'" and "Town Without Pity," as well as the Stray Cats' classic "Rumble in Brighton." He also lets you know he hasn't forgotten his punk roots, co-writing several tunes with the Clash's Joe Strummer.
Dust off your wingtips, get your lapels pressed and get ready to cut that rug (or the T.L.A.'s cement floor, as the case may be).
www.citypaper.net /articles/101796/article030.shtml   (123 words)

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