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The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Don't Mess With A Big Band: Live!dotdotdot
artworkThis is a rockin' two CD set of Brian Setzer's big orchestra, with some very cool tracks, and two fine instros. Not surf, but very cool anyway.
Picks: Batman, Sleepwalk

Track by Track Review


Batman dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Here we have a pretty animated version of Neil Hefti's "Bat Man" complete with the horn section and chorus. It may be more genuine and direct, but it's only a tiny bit less cheesy than the original. Great drum work though, and some dribbly glissandos.

Sleepwalk dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Santo and Johnny's "Sleep Walk" is slithered nicely by Brian Setzer. It's loud and orchestrated, with orchestral accompaniment. Very cool!