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Air Date: May 16th, 2017

Series Summary
Artists of the 1920s transform music when ordinary Americans are recorded for the first time.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Music, History, Documentary


  • Season 1 - Episode 4 : Sessions Jun 1, 2017

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    Contemporary artists use equipment from the 1920s to record music.

  • Season 1 - Episode 3 : Out of the Many, the One May 30, 2017

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    America's diverse cultures -- including the Hopi tribe, Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku, Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family -- contribute to its musical styles; Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires musicians.

  • Season 1 - Episode 2 : Blood and Soil May 23, 2017

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    Charley Patton, Elder Burch and others record early Delta blues, gospel music and protest songs in the rural South.

  • Season 1 - Episode 1 : The Big Bang May 16, 2017

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    The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records on a portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.