James Brown said in his autobiography that Vicki Anderson was the best singer he ever had in his revue, which should give you a hint as to her ability when you consider that JB's revue also employed the likes of Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney, who were amazing singers. While it is pricey, this collection is more than worth getting for all the funky grooves it contains. Not to mention, this is the ONLY release of Vicki Anderson's material that is currently available. This CD had me from track one, the live "Message From The Soul Sisters", which has an extremely catchy piano riff and a vampin' groove by the JB's. The majority of the material on this disc is from her work with the James Brown band from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's. Several "answer" songs are included, such as "Super Good" (her answer to JB's "Super Bad), her answer to JB's "Mother Popcorn" (subtitled "I Got A Mother For You"), and her answer to Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" entitled "I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff". Not only are these songs entertaining with her sassy answers to the originals and her irresistable attitude, but they are also horn driven jams that are funky as hell. I also enjoyed some of the soul ballads that were included, such as "Wide Awake In A Dream", which was later covered by Lyn Collins. It goes without saying that if you are a fan of James Brown this collection will not disappoint. In fact, JB can be heard in the background of many of the tracks and is featured on his two duets with Vicki Anderson on "Think" and "You've Got The Power". Also included is a duet between Vicki Anderson and her husband, JB sideman Bobby Byrd, on the mellow "You're Welcome, Stop On By". I was not aware that Vicki Anderson had recorded past the 1970's, but her 1994 recording of the Gil Scott Heron classic "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" with Bossa Nostra shows that she hadn't lost any of her vocal power or ability in the years since her recordings from the seventies. Overall this disc is solid, and although the price is high for a single disc, to me the grooves were worth the extra bucks. If you are a James Brown fan or are looking for some rare vintage funk, grab this one before it goes out of print. You won't regret it.