There are a few hot little boppers here, and a number of tracks that were worth listening to but, in general, there's not a great deal on this CD to set me on fire. "The Woman I Love" comes up strong, though, with a good thumping bass. "Find a New Woman" by Arnold Parker & the Southernairs is a solid rocker, moderately slow with some sharp guitar work. A number of the tunes have a good country sound but few of the vocalists succeed in rocking it convincingly. "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" is a fine exception. There are also a couple of bluesy sounding tracks, interesting but nothing special.
An earlier reviewer gave a list of "good boppers" on this CD. I'd agree: there are some goodies here. To that list I'd only add "Teenage Cutie" by Lucky, Link and Doug Wray for the hiccuping guitars. Out of 24 tunes (56 minutes of music at a quick calculation) there are about 10 that I'd want to go back to.
The sales blurb on this CD refers to "...the legendary Starday and Dixie labels, today revered, with Sun Records, as the prime mover of the genre." Maybe so, but on the strength of this CD alone, you wouldn't think it.
It's not a bad collection and certainly worth an earful if you like exploring the byways of rockabilly but it wouldn't top my Christmas gift list.