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Guitar Slinger

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These days, everybody and his daddy seems convinced that it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, but this former Stray Cat got to that territory first, and still mines it as well as anyone. Guitar Slinger may well be the best of his Orchestra releases, if only because he takes center stage more often on such tunes as a spot-on cover of "A Town Without Pity" and the rousing "Rumble in Brighton." Setzer tips his hat--figuratively, of course, since a hat would mess those famed blond locks--to the original breed of swingin' cat on such tribute tunes as "Hey, Louis Prima" and "Sammy Davis City," both of which make the most of his 17-piece band. It's, like, gonesville. --David Sprague

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These days, everybody and his daddy seems convinced that it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, but this former Stray Cat got to that territory first, and still mines it as well as anyone. Guitar Slinger may well be the best of his Orchestra releases, if only because he takes center stage more often on such tunes as a spot-on cover of "A Town Without Pity" and the rousing "Rumble in Brighton." Setzer tips his hat--figuratively, of course, since a hat would mess those famed blond locks--to the original breed of swingin' cat on such tribute tunes as "Hey, Louis Prima" and "Sammy Davis City," both of which make the most of his 17-piece band. It's, like, gonesville. --David Sprague
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 23, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: April 23, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B000001Y1F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Russell Diederich VINE VOICE on August 7, 2002
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Guitar Slinger is the second installment from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and like the previous self-titled album, this one rocks as well. Setzer continues with his sound of rockabilly mixed with big band and intense energy. This album is a tour de force of Setzer's talent, from his writing three-quarters of the songs, arranging the orchestration of all the songs, and incredible guitar work. Setzer is one of the most underrated guitarists around, maybe because he's stuck in the past, but he is definitely a master of his instrument.
This album starts off on the right foot with a cover of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The House Is Rockin'". I'm sure Stevie smiled on this jazzed up rendition full of horns. Only two more covers appear on this album, "Town Without Pity" and "(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone". Both frame Setzer's musical ability and that great big band sound. He rocks out with "Hoodoo Voodoo Doll," "Rumble In Brighton" and "Johnny Kool". This is another album that mixes up-tempo rocking tunes with smooth, mellow songs.
If you've been following Setzer for a while, or just enjoy the BSO's rocking big band sound, this is definitely another album to add to your collection.
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Most of these songs are by Setzer. There's three tribute songs, to Louie Prima, Sammy Davis, and Bob Wills. There's a version of "Town without Pity" that works like no one else ever recorded it: it has life and bite, rather than piteous whining.

The general style is pedal-to-the-metal roots rock/rockabilly. Makes me want to dance even when my back hurts.
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra may have hit the masses with The Dirty Boogie and its infectious cover of Louis Prima's "Jump Jive and Wail" but it was their previous album, Guitar Slinger, that paved the way and is the superior album. Setzer writes some strong tracks here and the band's take on the covers (even Brian himself on "Rumble In Brighton") are killer. First let's get the covers out of the way. The band brings the house down on Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity" as Brian belts out a passionate vocal and solo and the horn lines really smoke. Their takes on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The House is Rockin'" and Roy Montrell's "(Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone" are very well done and the horns on the aforementioned "Rumble In Brighton" (arguably the best Stray Cats song) add a lot of class. As for the originals, "Hoodoo Voodoo Doll" is a scorcher with a cool jazz breakdown during the solo that builds in momentum before the last verse kicks in while the more rockabilly "(The Legend of) Johnny Cool", the energetic tracks "Hey, Louis Prima" and "Ghost Radio", and "The Man With the Magic Touch" are top notch as well. "Sammy Davis City" ends this energetic album on a fine albeit quieter note and is also very good. The remaining songs are solid and very well played. Guitar Slinger is a very strong retro swing album and has aged quite nicely.
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This is my second time to purchase this album. I had it on cd some time ago and when I found it on Amazon I had to have it again. Setzer's rockabilly rhythms on that big Gibson he plays are out of this world. A Town Without Pity is Big band at its best. Buzz Buzz is a rocking song about a heroin addict. The entire album just blows me away in the good time feel of the Stray Cats. Excellent!
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By A Customer on June 23, 2000
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This cd is not for everyone. If you are one of those trend-followers who only listened to The Dirty Boogie for Jump Jive n' Wail and because of the short-lived swing craze, you might not enjoy this cd. However, if you like good music for what it is, not based on how it sells, give this a listen. I for one (perhaps the only one) first discovered BSO at the time of this release, and was hooked. The blend of big band and rock is just right here; stand-outs include My Baby Only Cares For Me (a cool jazz number), Hey Louis Prima (fast-paced, lots of horns) and That Mellow Saxophone (the sax section alone lends a great sound). Blow Dirty Boogie out of the water. I'm hoping the newest effort will be of this caliber.
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Setzer brought back his version of the 50's sound with the Stray Cat's and he refined it with class in the Brian Setzer Orchestra, he is the king of this sound today(few bands dared go down this road and no band does it better). Brian Setzer easily makes any serious top 100 guitarists of all time list. This album is too cool, it's a keeper and I give it a four out of five. The song, 'Rumble in Brighton' off of this album deserves a ten.
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This CD has a good selection of Swing and Rockabilly cuts. This album also features more of Brian's superb guitar mastery than the previous album and reminds me more of the Brian's time spent with the Stray Cats. Overall a great album I would recommend to anyone with a taste for the Rockabilly.
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By A Customer on November 3, 1999
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This definitely meets my standards for an awesome album. Big band sound with a hint of rockabilly (okay, more than a hint). Lyrics are great (especially in the ballads) and the band is extremely tight. Throw away Dirty Boogie and replace it with Guitar Slinger!
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