The material presented on the third volume of the Fabulous label's exhaustive history of the group may come as a surprise to fans, for most of this group's legacy has been tied to RCA/Bluebird reissues since the 1970s. Having enjoyed moderate success as Bluebird recording artists beginning in 1939, the Cats underwent many changes beginning with the death of bassist Chuck Barksdale in 1941. He was replaced by one George Steinbeck. Tiny Grimes left the group in 1942, whereupon his place was taken by Pee Wee Branford. The decisive and dramatic changeup occurred when leader Austin Powell was drafted in 1943. This collection is mainly useful as a sequel to the two previous volumes.