Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: S

Bill said, "He's a hotshot, a show off and a control freak. But, he's amazing. So, its all good."

"Sleepwalk"
Brian Setzer

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15 comments:

  1. As they say in Texas, if you done it, it ain't bragging. If he can do it, he's allowed to have success on his own terms.

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    1. Bill said, "Every time he plays this song, he plays it differently. But, every version is great! He even won a grammy award for the version on his album, Dirty Boogie."

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  2. Well, we always did like Stray Cat Strut too. Bill, great job on your selections!

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    1. Bill said, "He got a good start with The Stray Cats. He then developed into one of the guitar greats. So many guitarists rest on their laurels; Setzer did not. He is still going strong."

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  3. Agreed! He's a total hotshot, but he's a great musician and puts on quite a show. :)

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    1. Bill said, "Brian Setzer and his orchestra come to our area every year, for his Christmas show. We hope to catch him this year!"

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  4. Being a hotshot is part of his game. Heck of a guitar player.

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    1. Bill said, "I agree. He must be good to be able to sit in with Chet Atkins! Chet didn't play with just anybody!"

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    2. Chet made up that "Certified Guitar Player" thing as a joke, but the players he bestowed it on are anything but: Jerry Reed, John Knowles, Steve Wariner, and Tommy Emmanuel. I'm sure he would have added Mark Knopfler and Brian Setzer to that list eventually.

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  5. When we were young married this was our favorite slow waltz and it brought back memories. Of course it wasn't played by Brian Setzer. I must say he is good but the ending was a tad bit overdone to showoff for this old broad. lol, but I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the video.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Bill said, "Agreed. This is quite different than the Santo and Johnny version of 1959! It is so well written that it lends itself to wide interpretation."

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  6. Always loved this song...great rendition.

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    1. Bill said, "I always loved it too. In fact, I love to play this timeless classic."

      Annie says...Bill plays this better than most!

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    1. Bill said, "Good melodies stand the test of time. No words needed."

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