American Epic - Hardcover - The First Time America Heard Itself

$29.95 $24.95
(You save $5.00)
Write a Review
PLEASE ADD TO THE CART BELOW AND CHECKOUT:
LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL MUSIC? SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BLUES MUSIC AND BLUES MUSICIANS.:
The groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music—blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American—without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.

The groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music—blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American—without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.

Jack White, T. Bone Burnett, and Robert Redford have teamed up to executive produce American Epic, a historical music project exploring the pivotal recording journeys of the early twentieth century, which for the first time captured the breadth of American music and made it available to the world. It was, in a very real way, the first time America truly heard herself.

In the 1920s and 1930s, as radio took over the pop music business, record companies were forced to leave their studios in major cities in search of new styles and markets. Ranging the mountains, prairies, rural villages, and urban ghettos of America, they discovered a wealth of unexpected talent—farmers, laborers, and ethnic minorities playing styles that blended the intertwining strands of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. These recordings form the bedrock for modern music as we know it, but during the Depression many record companies went out of business and more than ninety percent of the fragile 78 rpm discs were destroyed. Fortunately, thanks to the continuing efforts of cultural detectives and record devotees, the stories of America’s earliest musicians can finally be told.

Thank you for supporting Blues Music, Blues Musicians, and Blues Music Magazine. HAVE A QUESTION? CALL: 1-855-US BLUES

Video Listed Below!

If you choose the CD & subscription option you'll receive 8 issues plus this BONUS CD. 

Blues Music Magazine is published four times a year. January, April, July, and October.

ATTENTION NEW SUBSCRIBERS: Please allow 8 to 12 weeks for your first issue to arrive. Blues Music Magazine is published four times a year. Thank you for becoming a member!!

ATTENTION RENEWAL MEMBERS: Please use the email address associated with your current account. If you use a different email address the system will create a new account and you may receive double copies. 

If you need to change your email address please click the image below and submit the web form.

2017-coa-question-corr.jpg

Videos Hide Videos Show Videos