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AMERICAN EPIC

Blood and Soil

  • Aired: 05/23/2017
  • 54:36
  • Expires: 06/20/2017
  • Rating: NR
Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin’ Wolf.
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Blood and Soil
Travel to rural America as Charley Patton and Elder Burch record early Delta blues.
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Funding for AMERICAN EPIC is provided by the Anne Ray Foundation, The Family of Mackinley Sillerman, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, Pacific Islanders in Communications with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Jody and John Arnhold, The V & L Marx Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, and public television viewers.
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