Country Music: Season 1 Episode 1
The Rub (Beginnings - 1933)

Factual, Documentary
52m2019English
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The Rub (Beginnings - 1933)
51m

Acclaimed documentary maker Ken Burns ('The Vietnam War') explores the history of country music - from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity'. After centuries of percolating in the American South, what was first called 'hillbilly music' begins reaching more people through new technologies of phonographs and radio. The Carter Family, with their ballads and old hymns, and Jimmie Rodgers, with his combination of blues and yodelling, became its first big stars.

subtitles:
English
countries:
USA
directors:
Ken Burns