First volume in a series of four 2-CD digipac sets. Almost 3 hours of pre-war blues. Covering the story of acoustic blues from 1923 to 1939. Pre-war recordings, a total of 58 tracks, carefully re-mastered from the original 78s. 134-page booklet with rare photos and in-depth liner notes and bios. Blues greats like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tommy Johnson, a.m.o.