Dig That Crazy Christmas

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
In a more-than-worthy follow-up to his 2002 Yuletide fest, Boogie Woogie Christmas, Brian Setzer and his Orchestra return for a wild-eyed holiday treat on Dig That Crazy Christmas. He and his troupe roar and swing through 11 evergreens, so to speak, and Setzer contributes two new originals: the horn-driven stomper "Hey Santa!," spiced with some sizzling vocal and instrumental interplay, and the roaring blues grinder "Santa's Got a Hot Rod," complete with blaring horns and a fine, growling vocal from Setzer describing the wonders of Santa's new souped-up wheels, which have replaced a "rusty old sleigh." "White Christmas" gets a gently rocking arrangement, graced by ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
In a more-than-worthy follow-up to his 2002 Yuletide fest, Boogie Woogie Christmas, Brian Setzer and his Orchestra return for a wild-eyed holiday treat on Dig That Crazy Christmas. He and his troupe roar and swing through 11 evergreens, so to speak, and Setzer contributes two new originals: the horn-driven stomper "Hey Santa!," spiced with some sizzling vocal and instrumental interplay, and the roaring blues grinder "Santa's Got a Hot Rod," complete with blaring horns and a fine, growling vocal from Setzer describing the wonders of Santa's new souped-up wheels, which have replaced a "rusty old sleigh." "White Christmas" gets a gently rocking arrangement, graced by honking sax and robust guitar punctuations, while a mid-tempo instrumental version of "My Favorite Things" provides Setzer with a showcase for a jazz-tinged guitar solo, ahead of fanciful flights of brass and woodwinds. For comic relief, consider his mock spooked-out vocal on "'Zat You Santa?" and his generous serving of ham on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," to which he adds a reverberant top-strings solo that pays homage to "The Munsters" theme song. On an ambitious note, Setzer gets way out there on a breakneck treatment of "Angels We Have Heard On High," its soaring melody developed by, variously, the hearty orchestra and a full-bodied church choir, with enough room for a burst of blaring horns and trebly rock guitar solos. Setzer ties up this holiday gift with a lush, dreamy rendition of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," which, like the rest of the disc, rings true both in content and spirit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Surfdog Records Wea
  • UPC: 640424410124
  • Catalog Number: 44101
  • Sales rank: 17,175

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Setzer Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Julie Reiten Vocals
Kevin Norton Rap
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Brian Setzer Arranger, Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Jeff Peters Engineer
Leon René Composer
Andy Engel Illustrations
Mark Anthony Jones Arranger
Dave Darling Producer, Audio Production
Traditional Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Jack Fox Composer
Willie Murillo Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    High octane Christmas reverie!

    Brian Setzer hits the mark again with this energetic collection of Christmas music. His instrumental version of "My Favorite Things" is simply beautiful.

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    Posted January 19, 2010

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