Many albums of Blind Lemon Jefferson's music are available and sound quality vary. The Yazoo issues, often are superior, but I found the lowering of pitch increased the hiss in this instance. This Grammercy compilation has simpler digital mastering, but the effect is of authenticity, as if listening through an old radio of 1925 to 1929, the years of his discography. Although the sound is in the treble range and thin, his guitar, strumming and picking, is very distinct. The package notes are minimal. Tracks include the popular Match Box Blues and Black Snake Moan, but Rambler Blues, the talking blues Hot Dogs, the guitar work of One Dime Blues, and an early version of Corinna/Rider are of interest. Jefferson, who came from Texas, is regarded as a key pioneer of country blues.