American Roots Music (2001)

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Synopsis:
American Roots Music is a landmark 4-episode, 4-hour documentary series featuring historic and contemporary footage of many of the 20th century's pioneering artists, including Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mahalia Jackson, Clifton Chenier, Woody Guthrie and many more. Like America itself, this historic television series is diverse in its scope, democratic in its intentions, and dense with riches. From city or country, black or white, these sounds emerged from a cultural maze to define country's musical heritage.
These are the "roots" of America's popular music -- blues, country, gospel, folk, Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, tejano and Native American.
Actors:
, , , Jimmie Rodgers, , ,
Directors:
Studio:
Palm Pictures
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
240 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Timeline of American roots music
  • Full length performances from Bob Wills, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and others
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. When First Unto This Country
2. This Land Was Made For You and Me
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. The Times They Are a-Changin
4. All My Children of the Sun

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