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American Epic

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:38 am
by john poole
"American Epic" the four part BBC/PBS series on the recording of country and blues pioneers in the 1920s & 30s - with T-Bone Burnett amongst the exceutive producers. First episode on BBC4 10:00 tonight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rnyxq
(Hopefully not including too much of Elton John & Jack White)

Clip -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05382jk

Recommended by Joe Boyd ("Don't Miss It") -
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... y-pioneers

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/t-bo ... 202429519/

http://www.americanepic.com/

Re: American Epic

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:08 am
by Chris P
crumbs, I sincerely hope there isn't much Jack white. No-one sings the blues like Blind Willie McTell

Re: American Epic

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:37 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Very impressed with this so far. Material is familiar enough but nicely presented. Newcomers to it will learn a lot.

Re: American Epic

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:55 pm
by Chris P
geniality and soul, your name is Mississippi John Hurt. Lydia Mendoza and the Hopi Indians got chopped by the beeb, but if you message me, I will be pleased to supply a link and p*ssword

Re: American Epic

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:09 pm
by NormanD
Praise be! Not only was there a photo of the young Mississippi John Hurt, but also a shot of the older one, putting on his hat. He is one of the most photogenic blues performers I know of, notwithstanding his remarkable playing and lovely voice. The half-hour or so on his life was worth every second.