"Blending genres of soul, rock and pop to create a uniquely catchy brand of sound, Daryl Hall & John Oates became lauded as pop music's most successful duo," says Martijn Soetens, music director of NPO Radio 6 Soul and Jazz in the Netherlands and the man behind the Jeff Porcaro Collection. "They met when separately performing at a band competition in Philadelphia, Hall with his band The Temptones, and Oates with his band The Masters. At Temple University, Oates earned a degree in journalism and Hall studied music. One of the apartments they shared had "Hall & Oates" on the mailbox, which became the duo's name. This compilation features tracks from their early years, the '70s.