Guitar Slinger

Guitar Slinger

by The Brian Setzer Orchestra



On his second Orchestra album and fourth solo album overall, Brian Setzer extends the genre exercise in jump blues he first tackled on The Brian Setzer Orchestra album. Of course, Setzer, best known as the singer/guitarist from the Stray Cats, is no stranger to retro stylings, and the guitar-dominated, yet horn-filled arrangements of the orchestra are not all that far removed from the Cats' rockabilly update, especially given Setzer's fervent singing and characteristic lead work. (A new version of the Cats' "Rumble in Brighton" fits right in.) And he's not shy, leading off with a Stevie Ray Vaughan cover, "The House Is Rockin'," swaggering his way through the Gene Pitney chestnut "Town Without Pity," and collaborating with ex-Clash leader Joe Strummer on the set-ending "Sammy Davis City." Like Joe Jackson, who tried this kind of thing with his excellent Jumpin' Jive album, Setzer takes this music seriously and turns in a credible version of it through a combination of craft and conviction.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/1996
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949005122
catalogNumber: 90051

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Setzer Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Steve Fowler   Alto Saxophone
Patrick Williams   Performing Ensemble
Brian Setzer   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Acosta   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
Sal Cracchiolo   Trumpet
Bernie Dresel   Drums
Ray Hermann   Multi Instruments
Dan Higgins   Multi Instruments
Mark Jones   Trombone,Performing Ensemble
Andy Martin   Multi Instruments
George McMullen   Trombone
Bob Parr   Bass
Don Roberts   Baritone Saxophone
Bennett Salvay   Performing Ensemble
Bob Sandman   Tenor Saxophone
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Michael Vlatkovitch   Trombone
Stan Watkins   Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron   Multi Instruments
Roger Burn   Piano,Vibes
Robbie Hioki   Tuba,Bass Trombone
George Shelby   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Biggs   Trumpet
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Patrick Williams   Arranger,Orchestration
Brian Setzer   Arranger
Allen Abrahamson   Engineer
Michael Acosta   Arranger
Nick Egan   Artwork,Art Direction
Ray Hermann   Contributor
Dan Higgins   Contributor
Mark Jones   Orchestration
Phil Ramone   Producer
Bennett Salvay   Arranger,Orchestration
Bob Sandman   Arranger
Allen Sides   Engineer
Wayne Bergeron   Contributor
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer

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