September 12, 2009 – 4:02 am

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Nashville Cat [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN, July 18, 2003. Very good soundboard.

If listeners associate Leon Russell’s This Masquerade with George Benson, similarly listeners will tend to associate the haunting instrumental, Sleep Walk, with Brian Setzer. After all, in 1998 Setzer won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental for the Santo and Johnny Farina song.

It is easy to imagine the rockabilly Setzer, who made his name in the ’80s with The Stray Cats, to do a Chet Atkins tribute (as he does here) but to give the late ’50s Sleep Walk a rock dressing is quite something. That Setzer does it with ease and aplomb says a lot about Setzer’s artistry. And lately, Setzer has even branched into classical too.

Unless you are a guitar fan or into The Stray Cats, not many listeners think of Setzer as a guitar hero and that a line of guitars has been named after him but listening to this Nashville show might change your mind.

Sure the songs might be light on the ears but it was a party for Fender guitars and Setzer didn’t hold himself back. He even yodelled! Apart from Sleep Walk (four minutes of sheer bliss), the other stand out tracks include This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof, Ignition, Stray Cat Strut and don’t forget the guitar solo on 16 Chicks.

And if some of the tunes vaguely recall The Honeydrippers, that’s because Setzer was also a member of the group. Put it this way - Brian Setzer sure makes rockabilly hot and funky. Time to put on your dancin’ shoes.

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing these tracks.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Please Don’t Touch (4.4MB)
Track 02. This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof (4.9MB)
Track 03. Ignition (4.4MB)
Track 04. 20 Flight Rock (5.0MB)
Track 05. When The Bells Don’t Chime (4.5MB)
Track 06. Chet Atkins Tribute (3.5MB)
Track 07. Stray Cat Strut (6.1MB)
Track 08. Hell Bent (7.0MB)
Track 09. Sleep Walk (7.5MB)
Track 10. 8 Track (6.5MB)
Track 11. 16 Chicks (6.4MB)
Track 12. Runaway Boys (6.1MB)
Track 13. Rock This Town (8.2MB)
Track 14. Rumble In Brighton (5.7MB)
Track 15. Fishnet Stockings (8.4MB)
Track 16. Brand New Cadillac (5.0MB)

Brian Setzer - guitar, vocals
Johnny Hatton - bass
Bernie Dresel - drums

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  1. 16 Responses to “BRIAN SETZER - NASHVILLE 2003”

  2. Yeeeeeea…Smooookin Hot…..

    Thanks Bigo..

    By RJCeeya on Sep 12, 2009

  3. The best Setzer trio show I’ve ever heard. Thanks so much to Lincoln Park Mark!

    By ReV RuSSeLL on Sep 12, 2009

  4. Thanks !!!! This guy was born ten o twenty years late man!!! Imagine him with Elvis and others.Rock and Roll :-)

    By Rafael on Sep 12, 2009

  5. hey bigo, thanks! i just made a rockabilly genre in itunes. i had one for psychobilly for the rev. horton heat. i have a cool boot by him on tape. mp3 boot would be nice. i saw him twice and met him back in 9-10-93 at the masquerade in atlanta. cool guy.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 12, 2009

  6. this show is cool, bigo! it’s also nice not have to clear out comments. i noticed it was ripped with lame and not itunes. i like my tags pretty plain. i just put the essentials.

    thanks again,

    By Ed Saad on Sep 12, 2009

  7. bigO please stop!! I can’t keep up. You are too good and too much. I’m just kidding, but jeez stop with all the home-runs!

    By bill on Sep 13, 2009

  8. If you ever wondered what pure rock and roll sounds like, put this hot show on and enjoy!

    By mike t on Sep 15, 2009

  9. the dude’s come along way from his Stray Cats days. He used to wear eyeliner back then. they were really popular in Japan too

    By con on Sep 25, 2010

  10. Another KILLER! Thank you!!!!

    By RoBurque on Mar 14, 2014

  11. Shut up, Meghan.

    By Peter Griffin on Aug 21, 2014

  12. Dear Bigo Admin ,

    Track (9) , Sleep walk could not be downloaded. Can you fix it?

    By tunafan on Apr 6, 2015

  13. Hello tunafan

    Kindly refresh the page and try again.

    By bigozine2 on Apr 6, 2015

  14. Can we reup this


    By Keith on Feb 22, 2017

  15. Some of the links are not working is anyone else having issues

    By Keith on Feb 24, 2017

  16. Track 3 and 13 links are dead

    By Kevin on Jun 20, 2017

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