A killer set of jump blues from the postwar years – all pulled from the never-ending vaults of the Modern Records label – home to some of the coolest cats working the LA scene at the time! The music here is part R&B, part soulful swing, and always delivered with that near-perfect sound that Modern could always hit – a way of cutting tracks that were always on the most sophisticated side of the spectrum, but which also came across with the kind
of gutsy energy that was bound to inspire the sort of dancefloor moves you see on the cover! Yet the set's also not just another batch of rare tracks from the late 40s – as the selection, sound, notes, and overall presentation are superb – on titles that include "Meet Me With Your Black Dress On" by Jimmy Nelson, "Big Fat Mama"by Gene Phillips, "Take The A Train" by Ike Carpenter with Lucky
Thompson, "Wiggle Toe" by Oscar McLollie, "Cold Blooded Boogie" by Jim Wynn, "Cotton Tail" by Benny Carter with Ben Webster, "Tick Tock" by Marvin & Johnny, "Deep Purple" by Jimmy Jackson All Stars, "Getting High" by The Flairs, "Boogie All Night Long" by Lillie Greenwood, and "Jumpin At The Woodside" by Jerry Brent.
(Booklet has some indentations on the booklet but is in overall good shape.)