• brian setzer Rockabilly Riot! All Original (CD, £11.50)

    label: surfdog

    Iconic Guitarist, Songwriter And Vocalist Releases New Album / First straight-ahead rockabilly album in almost 10 years / Featuring the high-octane first single ‘Let’s Shake’. “I think the only way you can make a better rockabilly record is if you get Elvis to sing…” Brian Setzer. “ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL” thrillingly comes alive with 12 new and original songs in pure rockabilly fashion. The new album marks SETZER’s first studio album since 2011’s Grammy Award-nominated album, “Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!”. SETZER brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for SETZER albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie. 3-time Grammy-award-winner Brian Setzer is a ‘Musician‘s Musician“ credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while singlehandedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the 80s and swing in the 90s). Along the way he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Track listing: Let’s Shake; Rockabilly Blues; Vinyl Records; Lemme Slide; Nothing Is A Sure Thing; What’s Her Name; Calamity Jane; The Girl With The Blue In Her Eyes; Stiletto Cool; I Should’a Had A V-8; Blue Lights, Big City; Cock-a-doodle Don’t.

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