Since his last session in 1940, Bukka was rumored stabbed to death in jail, or still alive in Chicago. Few knew whether he was in prison, a mental asylum, the graveyard, Chicago, or somewhere in Mississippi, still playing the blues. Denson and Fahey found that Bukka hadn't lost any of his power since his 1940s heyday. But his voice, his repertoire, his rhythms, and his life all had changed. The world had changed as well, and the blues with it. Bukka's mind was still restless and creative, but he wasn't probing the outer limits of human existence the way he did on "Fixin' to Die Blues," "Strange Place Blues," "Parchman Farm Blues," and "Sleepy Man Blues" back in 1940. He wasn't asking the big questions. He'd settled down to a world of drinking buddies and women who put Vaseline on their heads and left grease spots on his pillowcase. The pieces here are taken from live performances when Bukka was on tour in 1963 and are a good cross section of his active performing repertoire at the time. They also demonstrate the development of his style that took place from his last session in 1940 up until his rediscovery.