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Ultimate Collection: Recorded Live
     

The Ultimate Collection: Recorded Live

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by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
 
Say what you want about Brian Setzer and his cool retro-swing, but the man can not only play the hell out of a guitar, he can lead a big band like a pro, singing and playing sure, but he can write charts too. This set is rather ingenious. It contains two discs chock-full of the tunes that the Brian Setzer Orchestra has

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Say what you want about Brian Setzer and his cool retro-swing, but the man can not only play the hell out of a guitar, he can lead a big band like a pro, singing and playing sure, but he can write charts too. This set is rather ingenious. It contains two discs chock-full of the tunes that the Brian Setzer Orchestra has become (in)famous for. Disc one is a show from the band's first tour, and disc two is live in Japan after all the hoopla and success in 2003. There are no overdubs or edits of any kind on either set. One gets both the raw and refined here, popping through the years. The first disc includes 15 goners, including "James Bond Theme," "Brand New Cadillac," "Good Rockin' Daddy," "That Mellow Saxophone," "Ghost Radio," "Route 66," "Rumble in Brighton," and "Rock This Town." The way Setzer's guitar screams here is the sound fans were dying to hear on the studio records. Disc two has swaggering background vocalists and slicker arrangements, but there's no dearth of pure finger-poppin' rock here either. There's "Mystery Train," "Hawaii Five-O," "Jump, Jive an' Wail," "Stray Cat Strut," "Caravan," "Gene & Eddie," "Sleepwalk," and a slew more. In all, this is a deeply satisfying collection capable of covering the "best-of" needs and giving punters who haven't experienced Setzer an opportunity to hear the excitement jumping out of the grooves his band cuts.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Surfdog Records Ada
UPC:
0640424403522
catalogNumber:
44035
Rank:
4460

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Setzer Orchestra   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Bill Doggett   Composer
Dave Edmunds   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Clifford Scott   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Brian Setzer   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Henry Bernard   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Jerry Gray   Composer
Jay Graydon   Composer
Roy Montrell   Composer
Monty Norman   Composer
Slim Jim Phantom   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Mort Stevens   Composer
Mark Winchester   Composer
Billy Butler   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Shep Shepard   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Ann Farina   Composer
Johnny Farina   Composer
Santo Farina   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Dave Kaplan   Executive Producer
Dave Bassett   Composer
Benoit Gauvin   Engineer
Kimberly Holt   Artwork
Joe Josea   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Mike Himelstein   Composer
Alan Lerner   Composer
Vince Taylor   Composer
Sydney Mann   Composer
Yoshiyasu Kumada   Engineer

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