A marvelous compilation shining the spotlight on sides featuring Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton, Tubby Hall, Paul Barbarin, and Minor Hall. Counted up in the various lineups are the prodigious talents of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Kid Ory, Jimmie Noone, and Rosetta Crawford, just to mention the bandleaders alone. Add sidemen like Earl Hines, Don Redman, Barney Bigard, J.C. Higginbotham, Buster Wilson, Red Callendar, Tommy Ladnier, Slam Stewart, and Irving Ashby to the equation and the musical quality of this collection starts reaching truly all-star quality. An excellent set.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda