His voice is smooth and clear and a pleasure to listen to. He's proud of his guitar playing and shows it off frequently by extending each song with guitar choruses. His nickname was Rufe, and RUFE'S IMPROMPTU RAG is an instrumental. He plays a varied program: blues, rags, folk songs (JOHN HENRY), even gospel pieces. Best on the LP is his version of CROW JANE, a perfect blend of his singing and guitar accompaniment (it's an 8-bar blues).