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Encyclopedia > The Brian Setzer Orchestra

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is a swing band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer.The group had success covering Louis Prima's "Jump Jive An' Wail". The follow up single was "Gettin' In the Mood." The group paved the way for other Swing Revival artists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Musically, swing can be either: (written with small s), refers to swung notes, the rhythmic feeling evoked by swinging music, esp. ... This article is about the year. ... Stray Cats was formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979. ... Brian Setzer Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... Louis Prima and Keely Smith singing for the radio in the 1950s Louis Prima (December 7, 1910- August 24, 1978) was an Italian-American entertainer, singer, actor, and trumpeter born in New Orleans. ... The Swing Revival was cultural phenomenon of the 1990s and early 2000s which featured renewed popular interest in music in the style of the Swing period of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a swing band from southern California. ... Squirrel Nut Zippers poster Squirrel Nut Zippers is a U.S. band formed in 1993 as a tongue-in-cheek salute to 1920s and 1930s big band swing music. ... Cherry Poppin Daddies Cherry Poppin Daddies is an American band formed in 1989 in Eugene, Oregon. ...

The orchestra is the only act from the Swing Revival of the 1990s which still maintains any level of popularity.


  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra (1994)
  • Guitar Slinger (1996)
  • The Dirty Boogie (1998)
  • Vavoom! (2000)
  • Boogie Woogie Christmas (2002)
  • Jump, Jive an' Wail - The Very Best of the Brian Setzer Orchestra (2003)
  • The Ultimade Collection Live (2004)
  • Dig That Crazy Christmas (2005)

Name = The Dirty Boogie | Type = Album | Artist = The Brian Setzer Orchestra | Released = 1998 | Genre = Swing | Label = Interscope | Producer = Peter Collins | The Dirty Boogie is the third album from the swing band The Brian Setzer Orchestra. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live DVDs

  • Brian Setzer Orchestra live In Japan (2001)
  • Brian Setzer Orchestra Live: Christmas Extravaganza (2005)

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Brian Setzer's mission in life appears to be bringing fun back into rock and roll.
After floundering for a few years, Setzer has recently attached himself to the current swing revival with the Brian Setzer Orchestra playing jump blues and good ol' rock 'n roll with the muscle of a massive horn section.
With this record Setzer has established himself as the dominant force of the current swing craze, but you needn't be a follower of the scene to enjoy his music.
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