Covering a broad range of Nelson's long, long, long career, this collection does, however,
focus on his '60s and '70s material. His trademark vocal waver may not yet be a part of his
persona on these early sides, but the dogged determination to play anything but traditional
country that has always marked his music is very much evident throughout this first of three
volumes. Jazz, blues, Western swing and honky-tonk all peacefully coexist in Willie's songs.