Landmark three part series for BBC4 on the making and marketing of American folk music, from the recording boom of the 20s – Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Dock Boggs – through the political folk movement of the 30s and 40s – Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger – to the huge 60s folk revival – Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, the Byrds. It’s the story of America in the twentieth century.
“One of the best music documentaries I have ever seen – how could it be this good?” Charlie Gillett
“admirable series”The Times
- Focus International Award for Use of Archive in Documentary Film – Finalist 2010
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Series Producer||Jill Nicholls|
|Series Directors||Jill Nicholls, Benjamin Whalley|
|Film Editor||Allen Charlton||Cinematography||Daniel Meyers|