With this compilation, Jazz Oracle has released another fine CD--this is a 5-star production, but the music itself deserves only 3 or at most 4 stars. Still, thank goodness someone is preserving this stuff! On the whole, this is decent 1920s dance band fare, played by competent bands with some clever arrangements and a handful of fairly good solos. Unfortunately, many of the tunes are downright forgettable; most collectors probably won't recognize the majority of the selections, and with good reason. The liner notes reveal that these songs were often written by staff composers at the Plaza Music Group (makers of Banner, Regal, Romeo, and other related dime-store 78 rpm labels from which these selections were taken). To save money on composer royalties, a "hit" tune would often be paired with one of these staff-composed stock fillers. Many of these songs were never recorded or published anywhere else. Still, there's enough here to keep your toes tapping and I found a few songs which have stuck in my head ("Who Says They Don't Care," "They Don't Come Better Than Betty," and "That's My Idea" are among my favorites). The CD has its share of awkward moments... like when Irving Kaufman sings the vocal on "In My Wedding Gown"--I wonder what *that* would look like! The remastered sound (by John R. T. Davies) is excellent, and remarkable considering the poor quality of the original pressings. The enclosed booklet is quite informative and fun to read. Serious 1920s dance band collectors won't want to miss this collection, but if you're a casual listener looking for a good sampler of 1920s music, look elsewhere. Not essential, but fun.