I earlier reviewed a couple of albums from this excellent series by the UK ACE label & these two are 3 & 5 in the series from the vaults of the Bihari Bros. LA based Modern label , recorded between 1945 & 51 . Few big names here except occasional tracks by Johnny Otis ,Jimmy Witherspoon , Hadda Brooks , Scatman Crothers & drummer Cake Wickard , but some great tracks by little known artists of the era . Many of these musicians jumped between bands & labels , but it's all great R & B from the post war pre rock & roll era . I'd fully recommend these 5 albums to anyone interested in post war R & B & also available on ACE 1233 is CAKE WALKIN' , a full album of the Al "Cake " Wickard Sextette backing Modern greats such as Jimmy Witherspoon & Pee Wee Crayton . While there are varying opinions of the Bihari Bros. , they did record some of the greatest post war Blues & R & B at Modern & subsideries such as Crown , Kent & RPM & I'd rate their output up there with Chess , Specialty , Duke , Federal/King & other Indies of that era . Highly recommended ! NJ.