I promise I'm not going to make one of these threads for every reisssue label under the sun. That said, Ace is another one that deserves special attention. They're always working on something interesting, not to mention well-researched. Some standouts for me include: The Zombies - Zombie Heaven: Probably one of the most well-constructed box sets ever, it serves a testament to the group's remarkable consistency. Masaaki Hirao and His All Stars Wagon - Nippon Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Japanese Rokabirii 1958-60: I went in expecting this one to be kind of goofy and campy, but it turns out Masaaki was tougher than that, and definitely lives up to his title of "The Japanese Elvis". Dean Carter - Call of the Wild: Tracks the man's career from a basic 50's rockabilly bopper to a wigged-out psychedelic garage rocker. His gloriously cacophonous take on "Jailhouse Rock" has to be heard to be believed. Etta James - The Complete Modern & Kent Recordings: Etta's oft-overlooked 50's work, which had her in more of a rough-and-tumble R&B mold. Great to have all her pre-Chess recordings in one place. The Jesters - Cadillac Men: The Sun Masters: Despite being recorded on Sun Records a decade after the label's heyday and featuring Sam Phillips' son on guitar, the group owes more of its blues-infused garage sound to Chess Records. What little they recorded is really solid. Various - The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook: Some of Ace's songwriter compilations are pretty uneven, but this one taskes the wise approach of starting in New Orleans with Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Shirley & Lee, etc. before gradually rippling out across the States and beyond, ending with Dave Edmunds' version of "I Hear You Knocking".