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The Brian Setzer Orchestra When he was running with the Stray Cats, Setzer made retro music hip again by laying down fresh roots-rock grooves against guitar licks as dapper as a...The Brian Setzer OrchestraJazz When he was running with the Stray Cats, Setzer made retro music hip again by laying down fresh roots-rock grooves against guitar licks as dapper as a...1994-03-18

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Brian Setzer; Producer (group): Hollywood

When he was running with the Stray Cats, Setzer made retro music hip again by laying down fresh roots-rock grooves against guitar licks as dapper as a fin-tailed Cadillac on Saturday night. Backed by a 17-piece orchestra, Setzer now aims for a polished 1930s big-band sound, but keeps straying back into weed-grown ’50s nostalgia, like ”Route 66.” The new band can stop on a dime, but with none of the Cats’ junkyard sass, The Brian Setzer Orchestra sounds like nothing more than a really good sock-hop band. B

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