This CD begins with a 1924 test pressing of Red Hot. Clarinetist Fud Livingston played with Ben Pollack and His Californians on this recording, a group that included Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Gil Rodin and Earl Baker. Fud's style caught the attention of Nat Shilkret who ran the popular music department at Victor and brought Fud to New York. Livingston's talent, charm and capacity for drink won him instant acceptance from Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, Joe Venuti and their associates. Included are three collaborations with Max Farley under the name All Star Orchestra. A special feature of this collection is all six titles by 'Mendello And His Five Gee Gees'. These are among the least known Fud Livingston records.