I have waited forty years to get this material in a CD format. Boss Beat of 1966 was always one of the rarest, and one of my favorite Sandy Nelson LP's. The best cuts from Boss Beat and a few other rare Sandy LP's of the same mid-'60's period are compiled on this disc. No, I do not think this is Sandy's best material. To hear his very best, I highly recommend Let There Be Drums and Drums Are My Beat. That pair, from 1961 and '62 respectfully, feature many tunes from the '50's and earlier, whereas the compilation of tunes reviewed here were mostly big hits from The Sixties. Most all of these tunes are what Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do called snappy, and to my ears at least, that is exactly what makes them stand out. If you are a fan of The Ventures, The Surfaris, or even Can, you owe it to yourself to listen to Sandy Nelson, preferably this CD and the aforementioned Let/Beat CD.