Yes, you must understand that this is not the Clyde McPhatter of The Drifters. But, it is still Clyde McPhatter. It is still an incredible voice and perhaps the most important influence on the career of Aaron Neville. If you are interested in understanding more about this voice, there is a lot to appreciate in this Jasmine two cd set. The material and arrangements are simply, for the most part, Mr. McPhatter attempting to appeal to an audience beyond his loyal youthful one. One that was perhaps a bit older and a bit less youth oriented. Although not that much so. I am trying here to avoid words like... "conservative," "traditional," and "mainstream." For these words would not really be appropriate for all of the selections presented here, although for some they would. I find that even though these arrangements, unfortunately, don't have any of the fun horn contribution, if I play this Jasmine set with the Jasmine set of Roy Hamilton from the 1950's, I am able to enjoy more of what there is in these recordings to appreciate. And there is a lot to enjoy here. But, there are a lot of strings which are not always as much fun as the strings in those wonderful Drifters arrangements. Still, I am very happy that I bought this set, and would do so again. The sound, as always with Jasmine, is extremely good.