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Season 01, Episode 01 The Big Bang

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May 15, 2017
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The Big Bang May 15, 2017 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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Season 01, Episode 02 Blood and Soil

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May 22, 2017
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Blood and Soil May 22, 2017 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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Season 01, Episode 03 Out of the Many, the One

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May 29, 2017
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Out of the Many, the One May 29, 2017 Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The American Epic Sessions
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The American Epic Sessions

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