Bluegrass and Old-Time musics are undeniably built upon and inextricably connected to traditional blues of the pre-WWII era. Blind Lemon Jefferson, a Texan, was one of the best-selling blues stars of the 20s and rightfully so. His bellowing voice and guitar prowess hooked American ears of all races, classes and regions. His MATCHBOX BLUES, BLACK SNAKE BLUES, ONE KIND FAVOR and countless others became standards within American vernacular music of the first-half of the twentieth century. Crucial listening for grassers and anyone else!