OK, this is one of the greatest compilations to emerge from the "rare grooves" revival era and it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with the "Acid Jazz" label - so don't be fooled by the title!
I bought volumes I and II on vinyl somewhere in 1996 in Leeds and they have been on my everyday playlist for many years (still are!!!). Later, I found out that the CD versions had 2 or even 3 bonus tracks compared to the vinyl versions (I would expect this to be the other way around, really) and therefore I HAD to buy them on CD, too!
All volumes contain a range of Killer Grooves from the Prestige vaults by artists such as Charles Earland, Gene Ammons, Houston person, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Funk Inc, Pucho and loads more. We are talking about funky and soulful cuts that can lift you up the very moment you start listening to them! I also find them extremely handy during my DJ sets!
This compilation consists of 3 volumes (as far as I know) and they are all of consistently high quality. They are also a good starting point for those new to the sound of the artists included.
I'd recommend buying this compilation; it should be part of every music collection!
Acid Jazz I
PS: volumes II and III will be upped soon!