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Brian Setzer

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Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter.

In the 1980s, Setzer fronted the popular rockabilly band, Stray Cats. Stray Cats caught America's attention with the 1982 album Built for Speed, which included the two Top Ten hits, "Rock This Town" (#9) and "Stray Cat Strut" (#3), as well as with the follow-up 1983 album Rant 'N Rave, which included the two successful singles "(She's) Sexy + 17" (#5), and "I Won't Stand In Your Way" (#35).

In the 1990s, Setzer led a comeback of sorts for swing music and big band music, when he formed Brian Setzer Orchestra. The band has released 5 albums. They are Brian Setzer Orchestra (1994), Guitar Slinger (1996), The Dirty Boogie (1998), Vavoom! (2000), and Boogie Woogie Christmas (2002) along with one live DVD. This group had one hit, "Jump, Jive, and Wail" around the same time songs like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies' "Zoot Suit Riot" had been received favorably in mainstream America.

Brian Setzer also recorded some solo albums which are This Knife Feels Like Justice (1986), Live Nude Guitars (1988), and Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy (2003). In 2001 he released an album titled Ignition with his band '68 Comeback Special. A new solo album titled Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute To Sun Records (2005) will be released on July 26th in the United States.

Contents

Discograhy

Bloodless Pharoahs:

Stray Cats:

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Solo Material:

'68 Comeback Special

Filmography

Live DVDs

External Links

Official Brian Setzer web site (http://briansetzer.com) Official Stray Cats web site (http://straycats.com)de:Brian Setzer fr:Brian Setzer

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