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PostSubject: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:12 am

I'm not an evangelical catholic like Setzer but I can
really appreciate some of his spiritual "prayer" songs like
Saint Jude and Amens ( hope things can "Center" you this holiday )


St. jude Lyrics - Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy


" St. Jude pray for us, We need some peace and comfort now
St. Jude pray for us

We're all alone in this great big world & we're slippin', time's slippin' by
Spirituality is thing of the past And it's something money can't buy
I know I've asked for things before And you've always heard my prayers So can I ask you one more time 'Cause we're all running scared

St. Jude pray for us, We need some peace and comfort now
St. Jude pray for us

It's something that's scorned from the left And abused by the right
It's something so misunderstood And ignored in daily life
If you proclaim the mystery of faith You'll be absolved from daily strife
Through Him, in Him, and within Him Springs our eternal life

St. Jude pray for us, We need some peace and comfort now
St. Jude pray for us


Hey whaddya think That everything in this world
Can be painted black and white Do you think there are answers
For everything in our brief and Earthly life
Think back how good your mother felt
When she held you close and tight And think about the child
As she goes to sleep hungry every night

St. Jude pray for us, We need some peace and comfort now
St. Jude pray for us "


THE AMENS -Boogie Woogie Christmas



"Peace, peace
God's wonderful peace
Be with you now and evermore
Amen, Amen

"

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:52 pm

Thanx and the same to you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:47 pm

Tavo,
you'd better change your ways and turn to a devoted catholic or you'll burn in hell!!! lol!

Just kidding mate ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:48 pm

Slim Jon Phantom wrote:
Tavo,
you'd better change your ways and turn to a devoted catholic or you'll burn in hell!!! lol!

Just kidding mate ;-)

as Saint Setzer sez:
"If you proclaim the mystery of faith You'll be absolved from daily strife
Through Him, in Him, and within Him Springs our eternal life
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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:11 am

Did he write St. Jude? I did a quick google but can't find any songwriting credits, and my CD jewel is packed away...

Also, the best version EVER of O Holy Night is Setzer's. Amazing. I play it (actually PLAY it, not play it on my ipod) every Christmas Season. Simple, humble, classic.
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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:19 am

I agree Ruger! I was playing this last night. That song coupled with The Amens is classic.
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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:47 am

R9, where are the archivists when you need em? I thought for sure he
penned that... oh well

btw.. Angels we have heard on high is a good one too. I know he's doin an instrumental but you can rock that simple but cool Buddy Holly-ish
rhythm to sing all the lyrics, although there are some fast chord changes
in the chorus but its a fun gallop. Anyone want that lead sheet, I made a basic rocker version (if you dont read notation)..

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:38 am

Brian definitely composed St. Jude. He discussed it at some length in a couple of interviews, including THIS one.

He wrote most of the material for Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy, although Wild Wind was a cover of a Terry Gilkyson composition. Terry Gilkyson wrote a lot of Western-themed tunes for Frankie Laine and released a few cowboy albums himself. But Gilkyson is possibly most famous for writing The Bare Necessities for Disney's Jungle Book movie. I'd love to know how Brian found this tune. I think Gilkyson's kid was in the band X for a time. Maybe that's the connection.

'Right then! Sorry for the derailment. Back to the reason for the season...

O Holy Night is one of my favorites from the Setzer Christmas albums. That and The Amens are among the most unique in the Setzer catalog.

If you get the chance, you ought to check out Bobby Darin's 25th Day of December album. A very respectful spiritual album. Santa and his reindeer are nowhere to be found. I usually like my Bobby D swingin', but this one showcases some very heartfelt vocal work by Mr. Darin. Regardless of anyone's personal take on religion, there is no denying various faiths have inspired some beautiful music.

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:56 am

Bobby D eh? I'll check it out.. My kids were a bit confused when
I was spinnin "it aint necessarily so" on BD's greatest hits..
The song melodically is dark too.. lets start a thread on BD in other
artists..

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:52 pm

Have you heard the God rest ye merry men tune on the double disk from last winter? I never bothered to open it up till now. Holy crap he's sportin
a wah pedal and layin down some "streets of san francisco" disco.

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:17 pm

TV, that tune was from Wolfgang's Big Night Out originally. I'm surprised you missed it. Brian referred to that tune as having a Charlie's Angels vibe to it. I'm glad Surfdog put it on a Christmas disk where it belongs. I dig it, too. Here's what I wrote about it back in 2007 (as part of Wolfgang):

Take a Break, Guys is not to be dismissed as a mere holiday leftover. Although I don't know that I would consider God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen to be in the company of some of these other classics, this arrangement by former BSO trumpet player Willie Murillo is a breath of fresh air, and a perfect way to close the album, rocking the listener out of their waltz-induced slumber. (The song before this on WBNO was the Some River In Europe take on Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz.)

It starts out with a 007spy opener, and then rolls into the first chorus with a cool-as-ice Duane Eddy lead guitar, featuring perfect punctuation from the horns. Then Bernie steps up his Krupa chops while Brian rocks a bit over this swinging second section. But wait, we're only getting warmed up. Bernie and the horns rock into the next section while Brian brings a Hendrix feel into the third reprise, complete with a rocking, walking electric bass. I've never mistaken early Chicago (the rock band with horns) for anything from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, but when Bernie and the horns blast Brian into the Watchtower Hendrix groove and he kicks in the wah pedal, it's as if he's channeling late Chicago guitarist Terry Kath (whom Hendrix admired greatly.) It's a side of Brian rarely heard in the rockabilly and big band settings. And now we've gone from spy mode straight into 70s cop show rock. I halfway expected a voiceover to break in with "A Quinn Martin Production." By now, Brian is shimmering in and out of the background, complimenting the horns perfectly. So often, we either hear horns in support of Brian, or Brian laying out for the Big Band. At this point, the guitar and orchestra are one. But we're not done yet. Bernie Dresel, in his swan song with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, quotes Ringo's drum break from Abbey Road's The End into the final chorus of Take a Break, Guys. Now, there's so much going on - you don't even recognize that you're listening to a Christmas tune. Moreover, I'm not ready for any of it to end. But the sax work leading us back to the James Bond ending is brilliant. Well done on the arrangement, Mr. Murillo. And Bravo to Brian, Bernie, and the rest of the orchestra! For me, it is a most satisfying ending to the album.


Damn, I forgot how much I love that tune. It's as much of a departure from Brian's usual BSO fare as O Holy Night. I think I'll crank up some Wolfgang tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:24 pm

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a wah pedal and layin down some "streets of san francisco" disco.


Interesting bit o' trivia: The guy who wrote the theme for the TV show "The Streets of San Francisco" was Patrick Williams, who, 25 years later, arranged the souped-up version of Rock This Town and a couple of other songs for Setzer's Dirty Boogie album.

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Now we're cookin! gimme some bacon grease mammi !!


ps. wolfgang only comes out when the kids wanna hear honeyman, guess
I'll go listen to that too.

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PostSubject: Re: repeating Brian Setzer's prayer this holiday   Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:43 pm

Hey TV, I'd love a copy of that lead sheet for Angels We Have Heard on High. That's the song that got me into Setzer!

Rick: I also offer a thumbs-up on the Bobby Darin album. You'd expect him to be swingin' like crazy, but he plays it absolutely straight.

I've noticed that for the entire month between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, Christmas songs on the radio are pretty much all Santa and Jingle Bells. But on Christmas Eve, as we drive from church to Grandma's house for our annual binge of food-that's-bad-for-us, the radio music is always quiet and peaceful traditional hymns. The Darin album would be perfect for that.
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