Sunday, October 01, 2006

Brian Setzer - Rockabilly Riot! A Tribute To Sun Records Vol. 1

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Since his days leading rockabilly revivalists the Stray Cats in the 1980s, Brian Setzer has been the unofficial, modern-day ambassador of '50s rock & roll. With 2005's ROCKABILLY RIOT!: VOLUME ONE, Setzer pays homage to Sun Records, the label that helped define the genre. Focusing on the years 1954 to 1957, Setzer replicates the rockabilly sound of Sun's golden era by using vintage instruments, and arrangements that include urgent acoustic guitar rhythms and rocking roadhouse piano. RIOT covers well-known songs originally cut by Johnny Cash ("Get Rhythm") and Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes"), alongside tunes by more obscure artists like Billy Lee Riley ("Flyin' Saucer Rock and Roll") and Kenny Parchman ("Tennessee Zip"). Setzer also wrangled musical help from artists who were part of the early rock & roll scene. Famed vocalists The Jordanaires were brought aboard to lend their trademark harmonies to the toe-tapping shuffle "Lonely Weekends," the honky-tonk "Stairway to Nowhere" and twang-soaked "Flatfoot Sam." Setzer also recruited Jumpin' Gene Simmons (not to be confused with the Kiss bassist) to help recreate the former's boogie-woogie "Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped Up Model Ford." A musical time machine, RIOT is a treat for fans of Setzer's Stray Cats and solo work, and for devotees of the Sun Records catalogue.

1. Red Hot
2. Slow Down
3. Real Wild Child
4. Rockhouse
5. Put Your Cat Clothes On
6. Lonely Weekends
7. Get It Off Your Mind
8. Just Because
9. Glad All Over
10. Flatfoot Sam
11. Rock' N' Roll Ruby
12. Blue Suede Shoes
13. Tennessee Zip
14. Mona Lisa
15. Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Up Model Ford
16. Get Rhythm
17. Stairway To Nowhere
18. Boppin' The Blues
19. Rakin' & Scrapin'
20. Sweet Woman
21. Flyin' Saucer Rock And Roll
22. Lonely Wolf
23. Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache

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DaddyRich said...

Ron Nasty said...

Oooh!!! This sounds real sweet! Thanks for your post.

Anonymous said...

thanks! this is great!!!