on May 24, 2001
This collection offers a reasonably good sampling of McTell's work, covering much of his long career, albeit in a somewhat hodge-podge fashion. This issue may compare well to the "Definitive" collection for some, as "Statesboro Blues" is included (see review train for the "Definitive" issue). This is not a collection for the blues afficionado, however. The liner notes here are minimal, giving no particulars on the individual tracks. McTell was certainly an important and talented enough performer to warrant purchasing his entire recorded works as individual disks, but this may be a good choice for the cost conscious.