The last-ever performance from singer Maxine Sullivan – a vocalist best known for her work of the 50s, but one who kept on going strong for many years later! This set captures Sullivan in a completely charming elder mode – speaking a bit before most songs, and imbuing the performance with a strong sense of history – but one that's hardly needed in speech form, given that her raspy vocal tone speaks volumes in itself! Backing is from a combo that features Derek Smith on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Butch Miles
on drums – on titles that include "As Long As You Live", "A Hundred Years From Today", "You're A Lucky Guy", and "Just One Of Those Things". But then things flip over entirely on the second half of the record, as Sullivan steps aside to let Buddy
Tate's tenor come into the spotlight – as Buddy
blows with a similar group, plus a few added horns – on titles that include "In A Mellotone", "I Can't Get Started", "Blues For Jack", and "Jumpin At The Woodside". Both Sullivan and Tate join together at the end – in a reading of "St Louis Blues".