Great work from Lucky Millinder – one of the few swing-era artists who made a strong transition to R&B, heard here on a huge batch of classic singles for the King label! At some level, there's a jazz-based sound here that stretches back to the Kansas City groove of the 30s – but at another, there's a leaner, tighter, more hard-swinging style overall – especially on the numbers that feature vocals, sung by Annisteen Allen, Wynonie Harris, Big John Greer
, Melvin Moore, and many others. The instrumentalists are great too – and include Joe Wilder, Henry Glover, Sam Taylor, Seldon Powell, and others – all of whom really pack a lot of punch into the sound of Lucky's band! Titles include "How Big
Can You Get Little Man", "My Little Baby", "Let It Roll Again", "Hey Huss", "Teardrops From My Eyes", "Fightin Doug MacArthur", and "Mr Trumpet Man".
(Cover has light wear and aging.)