Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist, singer 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 for swing and big band music, when he formed The Brian Setzer Orchestra. The band has released six albums to date and two live DVDs. This group had one hit, Louis Prima's "Jump, Jive an' Wail", a song initially recorded for the 1957 album The Wildest!. This had been around the same time songs like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies' "Zoot Suit Riot" had been received favorably in mainstream America in the 1990s.
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Track listing: Red HotSlow DownReal Wild ChildRockhousePut Your Cat Clothes OnLonely WeekendsGet It Off Your MindJust BecauseGlad All OverFlatfoot SamRock 'n Roll RubyBlue Suede ShoesTennessee ZipMona LisaPeroxide Blonde in a Hopped Up Model FordGet RhythmStairway to NowhereBoppin' the BluesRakin' and Scrapin'Sweet WomanFlyin' Saucer Rock and RollLonely WolfA Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache
Track listing: Luck Be a Lady
Track listing: Sixty YearsDon't Trust a Woman (In a Black Cadillac)When the Bells Don't ChimeThat Someone Just Ain't YouRat Pack BoogieRing, Ring, RingDrink Whiskey and Shut UpSmokin' 'N Burnin'Wild WindSt. JudeTo Be LovedWhen the Bells Don't Chime (Banjo mix)
Track listing: Gene and EddieOh BoyCrawdad HoleRunaway BoysBe-Bop-A-LulaStray Cat StrutFoggy Mountain BreakdownBroken ManCry BabyBye Bye LoveI Fought the LawC'mon EverybodyRebeleneCan't Help Falling in LoveSumertime BluesTwenty Flight RockRip It UpMystery Train
Track listing: Red Lightning BluesRockabilityRebeleneNervous BreakdownEvery Tear That FallsTemper Sure Is Risin'When the Sky Comes Tumblin' DownShe Thinks I'm TrashLove Is Repaid by Love AloneRosie in the MiddleSo Young, So Bad, So WhatThe Rain Washed Everything Away
Track listing: The Knife Feels Like JusticeHaunted RiverBoulevard of Broken DreamsBobby's BackRediation RanchChains Around Your HeartMariaThree GuysAztecBarbwire Fence
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