Back in the early and mid 1960s Wakefield & Allen made up an important Bluegrass act that was quite popular in and around Washington D.C. and the New York area. Considering their influence (a young David Grisman was among their serious fans), they were under recorded, with just one LP on the Folkways label and some "Kitchen Tapes" that few knew existed until issued by Grisman on his Acoustic Disc label in recent years. So it is a pleasant surprise to see this fine collection issued by the active Patuxent label in Maryland. There are a full 22 tracks on this album, and it features Wakefield and Allen in a full band setting (like they were usually found), with Pete Kuykendall on banjo and Tom Morgan on bass. Nicely packaged and presented, this record will give fans a chance to hear more of Red Allen's wonderful singing and Wakefield's fine mandolin work. The songs here include SOMEBODY LOVES YOU DARLING, SWEET SUNNY SOUTH, I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO, I'M BLUE & I'M LONESOME, LITTLE ROSEWOOD CASKET, WILL YOU BE SATISFIED THAT WAY, POOR ELLEN SMITH, etc.