#55 – Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” – (1998)

Swing revival strikes again! And this was the biggest of them all and rightfully so as it comes from the best possible source. Brian Setzer is an otherworldly musician who does what he wants to do. The fact that this single was a pop smash was coincidental. Sure, it was a cover of a Louis Prima song – and most of his songs are covers or ‘new takes on old songs’ but that shouldn’t take away from the credit Setzer deserves for his talent and for being just plain cool. I won’t go into it here, but let’s just say there is plenty more Brian Setzer to be featured on this site.