This first volume in Westside's exploration of the blues treasures from the original Jackson, Mississippi-based Ace label yields a treasure trove of unreleased gems. Only five of the 25 selections have seen release before, either on original Ace 45s or on album. Culled from various sessions, these tracks feature tracks from Floyd Dixon, H-Bomb Ferguson, Amos Milburn and Charles Brown. An extra bonus is that all of the tracks here by Floyd Dixon and the majority of those by Charles Brown reveal crude, but effective, stereo recordings from the late 1950s, a treat for the ears, combining the old sound in a new format. This compilation is simply a jump blues aficionado's dream.
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