Christmas Comes Alive!

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Knoxville Tennessee how you doin??" And so begin the festivities on Brian Setzer's Christmas Comes Alive!, a 2010 release that combines Setzer's two favorite genres as of late, the live album and the holiday record. He leads his swinging orchestra through seasonal tunes, making "Sleigh Ride" and "Winter Wonderland" jump, jive, and wail, digging out zany R&B and rock & roll standards like "Zat You Santa Claus?" and "Run Rudolph Run," finding a way to make a medley of "Stray Cat Strut" and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Nothing is unexpected, then, but surprises are overrated for Christmas albums anyway. They should be comforting and reassuring, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Knoxville Tennessee how you doin??" And so begin the festivities on Brian Setzer's Christmas Comes Alive!, a 2010 release that combines Setzer's two favorite genres as of late, the live album and the holiday record. He leads his swinging orchestra through seasonal tunes, making "Sleigh Ride" and "Winter Wonderland" jump, jive, and wail, digging out zany R&B and rock & roll standards like "Zat You Santa Claus?" and "Run Rudolph Run," finding a way to make a medley of "Stray Cat Strut" and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Nothing is unexpected, then, but surprises are overrated for Christmas albums anyway. They should be comforting and reassuring, and that's a Setzer specialty these days: you always know what you're going to get -- a rollicking hybrid of jump blues and rockabilly -- and if that's what you want out of a holiday record, Christmas Comes Alive! will not let you down.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Surfdog Records Wea
  • UPC: 640424999575
  • Catalog Number: 525577

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Primary Artist
Brian Setzer Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
John Hatton Bass, Background Vocals
Tony Pia Drums
Charlie Peterson Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Robbie Hioki Bass Trombone
Julie Reiten Background Vocals
Kerry Loeschen Trombone
Matthew Zebley Flute, Alto Saxophone
Jim Youngstrom Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Hovorka Trumpet
Jeremy Levy Trombone
Ron Blake Trumpet
Leslie Smith Background Vocals
Mike Briones Trombone
Sean Billings Trumpet
Tim Messina Tenor Saxophone
Steve Reid Trumpet
Eric Morones Flute, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
J. Marks Composer
Brian Setzer Arranger, Composer, Producer
Felix Bernard Composer
Frank Comstock Arranger
Mark Jones Arranger
Steven Remote Engineer
Leon René Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Tom Weir Engineer
Dave Kaplan Liner Notes, Management
Niels Schroeter Management
L. Anderson Composer
Traditional Composer
Francois Lamoureux Engineer
Jack Fox Composer
Willie Murillo Arranger
Vince Ray Illustrations, Layout
Kelly Weiss Booking
D. Brooks Composer
J. Boothe Composer
B. Hayes Composer
Rob Markus Booking
Kevin Tetreault Layout
Tim Messina Musical Director
Albert Johnston Jr. Composer
Rafael Rene Composer
Peter Grosslight Booking
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