The Ultimate Collection: Recorded Live

The Ultimate Collection: Recorded Live

by The Brian Setzer OrchestraThe Brian Setzer Orchestra


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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: 3722


Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. James Bond Theme (Spies in the Night)
  3. Hoodoo Voodoo Doll
  4. Good Rockin' Daddy
  5. Your True Love
  6. My Baby Only Cares for Me
  7. Brand New Cadillac
  8. Sittin' on It
  9. Ghost Radio
  10. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone
  11. Rumble in Brighton
  12. Route 66
  13. Rock This Town
  14. As Long as I'm Singin'
  15. Honky Tonk

Disc 2

  1. Hawaii Five-O
  2. This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof
  3. The Dirty Boogie
  4. Jumpin' East of Java
  5. Drive Live Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)
  6. Caravan
  7. I Won't Stand in Your Way
  8. Mystery Train
  9. Gene & Eddie
  10. Sleepwalk
  11. Stray Cat Strut
  12. Jump, Jive, An' Wail
  13. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  14. Gettin' in the Mood
  15. Get Me to the Church on Time
  16. Rock This Town

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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