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AMERICAN EPIC

The Big Bang

  • Aired: 05/16/2017
  • 54:13
  • Expires: 06/13/2017
  • Rating: NR
Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable recording machine, creating the first recordings of R&B and country songs.
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Travel to 1920s as the Carter Family and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records.
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