Country Boogie as a genre is new to me. I first heard it in a 10-minute capsule at the end of NPR's Fresh Air, during which the reporter played samples from this Jimmy Bryant box set and another box set (Hillbilly Boogie) with a wider range of artists.
I was impressed with all of it, but Jimmy Bryant (six string guitar) and Speedy West (pedal steel guitar) are just way over the top in their playing skills; the music is lively and fun, too. Called country music, a great deal of this work contributes to the then-emerging genre called rock 'n' roll, and you could really spice up a dance mix by throwing in some of this material. You'll find plenty of jazzy licks as well as blues on this set.
This box set has a terrific range of Bryants' work. Since his recorded work was with Speedy West (through 1956), most tracks on the box also feature West. The sound quality is very good for the time it was recorded. A number of the tracks with West on this set were written by Bryant. About 36 tracks are later work from Bryant (without West), recorded from 1962-1967.
But the three discs left me hungry for more, and I learned that Flamin' Guitars, an earlier box set featuring Bryant and West, was also available (though a bit pricey). Well, I got that one, and found that there are 39 recordings in common between the two box sets; that's how I know for certain that many of the recordings on the Bryant box feature West as well. Most of the previously unreleased material is on both box sets.
If you wanted a good introduction to Jimmy Bryant, you could choose Frettin' Fingers - which is reasonably priced, includes the best of Bryant and West, has solo work for Jimmy Bryant, and has a lot of great music on 3 discs. But if you are taken in by the amazing pedal steel work by West, you might want to consider Flamin' Guitars, which has 4 CDs, but Speedy West tends to crowd out Bryant's work on many selections. And of course, you have the option of getting both, knowing that the two sets have a lot of tracks in common.