A very cool little collection – one with great Robert Crumb graphics throughout, and a musical sound to match! The music here is all from vintage 78rpm discs – pulled from the collection of Crumb and a few other experts on the form – and laid out as a wonderful collection of sounds from the 20s and 30s – jazz, blues, string band music, and more – all separated into different themes that fit the title – Love, Lust, and Discontent! We're especially in love with the Love CD in the set – as the music's got this upbeat, vibrant quality
that's a nice change from cliches of the sounds of this generation that are sometimes overdone on 78 compilations – and the sound quality
here is excellent, too – cleaned up, but never too slick – and the music definitely still has the sonic punch of a vintage 78 single! The 3CD set features 72 titles in all – with work by Sol Hoopii's Novelty Quartet, Al Miller, Mississippi Sara & Daddy Stovepipe, Walter Pichon, Sam Chatmon, Slatz Randall, Bascom Lamar Lundsford, EB Owens, Ferman Tapp, Minnie Wallace & Her Night Hawks, Wade Mainer, Leroy Carter, Goebel Reeves, Jim Towel, Pigmeat Pete, and many others.