I could be rather picky in questioning whether a handful of the songs on this tremendous 3 CD collection, could ever be classified as "rarities". "Blue Suede Shoes", for example. Also "Earth Angel", "Matchbox" and "Ten Commandments Of Love", albeit a different version to the one I have on several other CD's. But the fact of the matter is that this is such excellent value for money at a real snip of a price, that it really does no harm to hear a few better known numbers amongst a whole raft of these rare and obscure recordings. And at an effective price of around 8p per track, why should you care ? Despite it's 75 track offering and it's very low price, you also get a brief one-page but nevertheless informative overview of the contents plus - and this was a very unexpected and welcome bonus - an additional track-by-track listing hidden behind CD2, where each song's composer is shown along with the year of its recording. You make have little or nothing in your record collection by The Mints, Mac Wiseman, Alvadean Coker, Faye Adams or Werly Fairburn. Also, the original "See You Later Alligator" as performed by its composer Bobby Charles may have passed you by, as well as "Green Door" man Jim Lowe's improbable version of "Maybelline". Invest in this record and your collection will be suitably enhanced by these recordings. Importantly too, the quality of each track is excellent, and no sign that I could make out of lower-quality vinyl needle drops. And if there are a few singers there about whom you still know nothing, then a bit of googling to brush up your knowledge just somehow adds to the fun. Fantastic value for any follower of the era who wants to wander down the musical side streets and byways of the era. Highly recommended.