Although I wouldn't be completely happy with this cd alone, it needs to be bought hand in hand with Rhino's generally exellent "Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John", that having been said, this cd still gets the edge, between the two, for the inclusion of teh quentessential Little Willie John track "I'm Sticking With You Baby", not on the Rhino comp. This cd however has more slower songs with too many backup singers, more reminiscent of doo-wop, and the Rhino cd, has almost all the jump blues and blues sides, so it makes for an easier listen. As where this cd is best on the 1st half, which is more jump blues and r&b, and the 2nd half is almost exclusively ballads, that haven't dated too well. So if the Rhino disc included "I'm Sticking With You Baby", it would definately have gotten the edge. Also this cd has 24 tracks to Rhino's 20. Both cd's have some of teh same songs, and a lot of different ones, making it essential to pick them both up. Fever is of course here, as well as All Around The World, Home At Last, Leave My Kitten Alone and the essential hits and r&b stompers, making this a nice intro cd to John's work. These 50's tracks are seminal r&b/blues/jump blues sides, and not as gutsy as Hank Ballards singing, John has a rich almost sensual voice. And a very appealing voice it is, slick and sophistocated, and as urbam as the blues can be, he sounds best when belting out a jump blues, and doesn't hadle the ballads as well, with the exception of teh mod tempo numbers like Fever where he uses his sensuality and smoothness, to pull it off(though Peggy Lee would later make it a hit). This is good stuff, thogh not every track is a gem, the jump blues sides are spectacular, and this cd needs to be owned by jumpin' jive fans, it'll be something new to lindy hop to.