Dirty Boogie

The Dirty Boogie

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by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
     
 
The man who gave the neo-swing scene its anthem with a cover of Louis Prima's "Jump, Jive and Wail" also leads one of the hottest big bands in showbiz, a loose-limbed 17-piece group that moves easily from jazz and jump-blues to old-fashioned rock 'n' roll. Setzer presides over it all with the sweet vocals and precision guitar lines he

Overview

The man who gave the neo-swing scene its anthem with a cover of Louis Prima's "Jump, Jive and Wail" also leads one of the hottest big bands in showbiz, a loose-limbed 17-piece group that moves easily from jazz and jump-blues to old-fashioned rock 'n' roll. Setzer presides over it all with the sweet vocals and precision guitar lines he first mastered back in his days leading the rockabilly trio the Stray Cats. Particularly on limber originals like "Dirty Boogie" and "Let's Live It Up," Setzer's high-energy sound is one of the liveliest pop hybrids today.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Evidently, Brian Setzer doesn't take the jump blues and swing of the Brian Setzer Orchestra as a joke. Dirty Boogie is his third album with his large band, and instead of sounding tired, the record is the group's best effort yet. 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. Much attention will be paid to "You're the Boss," a cover of the Elvis Presley/Ann Margaret staple from Viva Las Vegas, performed as a duet with No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, but that's hardly the only highlight here -- it's a swinging, rocking record that suggests Setzer's skills are only improving with time.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/1998
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949018320
catalogNumber:
90183
Rank:
14419

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Setzer Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Steve Fowler   Saxophone
Brian Setzer   Guitar,Vocals
John Fumo   Trumpet
Bernie Dresel   Percussion,Drums
Dennis Farias   Trumpet
Tony Garnier   Bass
Ray Herrmann   Saxophone
Mark Jones   Trombone
Steve Marsh   Saxophone
George McMullen   Trombone
Tim Misica   Saxophone
Ernie Nunez   Bass
Bob Parr   Bass
Don Roberts   Saxophone
Bob Sandman   Saxophone
Stan Watkins   Trumpet
Mark Winchester   Bass
Eddie Nichols   Background Vocals
Mike Vlatkovich   Trombone
Roger Burn   Piano
Robbie Hioki   Trombone
George Shelby   Saxophone
Gwen Stefani   Vocals
Rick Rossi   Saxophone
Meghan Ivey   Background Vocals
Charlie Biggs   Trumpet
Kevin Norton   Trumpet
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Patrick Williams   Contributor
Peter Collins   Producer
Brian Setzer   Arranger
Michael Acosta   Arranger
Ray Herrmann   Arranger
John Holbrook   Engineer
Mark Jones   Arranger
Clif Norrell   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Richard Wentworth   Illustrations

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The Dirty Boogie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A guy who has brought two genres of music from out of the shadows,I was thrilled when I finally got a hold of Setzer's Dirty Boogie.I've heard the songs without words and enjoyed them immensely.What Brian's done has given them a new spin and refreshen the lives of all the songs on this cd.I hope he gets around to my part of the country.I wouldn't miss it for anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only have 2 big band CD's in my collection, but this is the greatest! Stray Cats were popular in my day, so when I saw this, I had to have it. It was a great investment for my music library. This album is full of energy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must-have for swing dancers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago