KQED will be posting all the episodes for Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music as they become available online. Viewers will be able to watch them here until Nov. 28
On the last episode Soundbreaking, the focus shifts from recording music to the range of musical formats. From the long-playing record to the mp3, the medium had just as much of an impact as the music itself. Highlights include:
- Frank Sinatra invents the concept album with In the Wee Small Hours
- Miles Davis and Marvin Gaye use the long-playing record for new kinds of expression
- The Grateful Dead and the rise of the bootleg cassette tape
Go to Into The Mix to watch all the episodes episodes!