Aside from his signature song, the classic "Goodnight My Love", the music of Jesse Belvin has probably never been heard or appreciated by the vast majority of music fans. Jesse's smooth baritone voice was clearly the most influential in the annals of West Coast rhythm and blues and doo wop. Jesse was not only a solo act, but his duets with the likes of Marvin Phillips and Eugene Church were among the best duets recorded during the 1950's. The prolific Belvin also recorded with any number of L.A. and West Coast doo wop groups as well as other solo recordings under countless pseudonyms. This CD, "Goodnight My Love" is a 26 track compilation of Jesse's work for L.A.'s Modern records label. As usual, Englands Ace Records does a masterful job with this project. The Modern recordings are considered by many to be the "cream of the crop" of Belvins recordings. Take a listen and you will marvel at the consistant quality of these recordings. I don't know if the man was capable of making a bad record. Check out "Dream House", "Just To Say Hello" or the classic "Beware", considered by many to be Belvin's finest recording ever. Jesse signed with RCA records in 1958. RCA intended to make Belvin their answer to Nat King Cole. Although his RCA recordings such as "Guess Who" are fine, they just don't quite measure up to the material presented on this wonderful CD. Unfortunately, Jesse Belvin was killed in an automobile accident in 1960 near Hope, Arkansas. Give this disc a listen and discover an artist for the ages.