Boogie Woogie Christmas
Tonight Brian Setzer brings his orchestra to the Ryman Auditorium to spread some holiday cheer for the second consecutive year. The former Stray Cat is evidently set on becoming as ubiquitous during the Christmas season as Bing Crosby. This is the fifth year he has taken his orchestra on the road for their annual holiday extravaganza, and he has released two Christmas albums, 2002's Boogie Woogie Christmas and last year's Dig That Crazy Christmas. Both albums are full of rollicking takes on seasonal classics, as well as an original song or two, but for my money the first one does it the best. Having seen Setzer and his big band several years ago, I can attest to the fact that the guy is a consummate showman, and those in attendance tonight should be in for one hell of a show. Here is a taste of what you can expect, courtesy of Surfdog Records.
Brian Setzer Orchestra - "Jingle Bells (Live)" (mp3)