American Epic Three-part version (2x60 + 1x90) and 1x90 version
Go inside one of the greatest-ever untold stories: how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time.
THE BIG BANG: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. This is the Big Bang of modern popular music–the first time America hears itself.
BLOOD & SOIL: America’s poor–cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers–find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta Blues.
OUT OF THE MANY, THE ONE: Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time–inventing new instruments and new cultural identities as disparate voices harmonize in a musical melting pot.Share This Program