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Blood and Soil (Episode #102)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 15, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

The Big Bang (Episode #101)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

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 electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 2, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
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