Assembled from a half-dozen Rounder albums, this collage of tunes by the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet points up their range, songwriting chops, and sense of humor (e.g., "Trouble at the Henhouse," their wild send-up of "People," and "Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'").
"Known as much for their 'world's greatest bar band' status and preeminent level of musicianship as they are for their down-to-earth and off-the-wall songwriting and performance styles…. NRBQ's catchy pop and rock tunes range from the sublime ('Me and the Boys') to the silly ('Wacky Tobacky') and virtually every facet in between. One of the qualities that has endeared the Q to every strata of pop music enthusiast is the sheer joy and passion that the bandmembers bring to their craft…. The band also has a stunning capability for insightful ballads, such as the acoustically oriented 'Only You,' 'Miss Moses,' and 'Beverly'."—All Music Guide