If CD reissues are like a jigsaw that gives us a picture of long-silenced bands, then the Big Broadcast series supplies the missing pieces. Every year Rich Conaty produces a new offering of rarities for the connoisseurs' delectation, and never once has it failed to satisfy. It's always an eclectic selection, and this year it spans 1924 to 1937, and includes the voice of Popeye singing "Dinah", and Caspar Reardon's harp-led group giving an unusual interpretation of the Hoagy Carmichael classic. Amazon shows the track listing under the mp3 heading, but for track 2 (Phil Ohman & Victor Arden), track 3 (The Buffalodians) and track 16 (Nina Mae McKinney with Garland Wilson). As usual with Rivermont productions, the glossy liner note is packed with illustrations and pertinent information. As an added inducement to buy the CD rather than the mp3, the package includes a 27-track sampler CD of other Rivermont recordings, covering jazz, dance band, piano and vocal works. If you bought earlier volumes in the series you'll want to add this one, and if you haven't yet indulged now is the ideal opportunity to find out what you've been missing.