This is an absolute joy of a disc. I didn’t know any of these bands or songs before, but I’m very, very glad that I do now. There is some truly fantastic music here, with real instrumental brilliance and an utterly joyous approach. There are great songs, some fantastic instrumentals like Hawkin’s Rag, terrific talking blues like Go Easy Blues and so on.
I defy anyone to listen to this without smiling. It’s terrific.