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Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three
Episode Four

EPISODE ONE

Opening Sequence
"My Blue Ridge Cabin Home" Opening Sequence performed by
    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
"Turkey in the Straw" performed at a fiddler's convention
"Dinah" performed by Louis Armstrong
"Doggett's Gap" performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford
"Mary, Don't You Weep" performed by Georgia field hands
"Home on the Range" performed by Jules Allen

The Fisk Jubilee Singers
"Rockin Jerusalem" performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers
"Steal Away" performed by the Princely Players
"Joshua Fit de Battle" performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers

James D. Vaughn and the Beginnings of Southern Gospel
"Amazing Grace" performed by a group of Shape Note singers
"Where the Shades of Love Lie Deep"
    performed by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

The First Recording of Vaudeville Blues and Hillbilly Music
"Lonesome Blues" performed by Louis Armstrong
"Crazy Blues" performed by Mamie Smith
"St. Louis Blues" performed by Bessie Smith
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" performed by the Carter Family
"Old Joe Clark" performed by Fiddlin John Carson
"Wildwood Flower" performed by the Carter Family
"Keep on the Sunnyside" performed by the Whites
"Waiting for a Train" performed by Jimmie Rodgers
"Never No Mo Blues" performed by Doc Watson
"In the Jailhouse Now" performed by Jimmie Rodgers

Country and Delta Blues
"Henry" performed by Keb' Mo'
"Death Letter Blues" performed by Son House
"John the Revelator" performed by Son House
"Love in Vain Blues" performed by Keb' Mo'
"Love in Vain Blues" performed by Robert Johnson
"Crossroad Blues" performed by Robert Johnson
"Boogie Woogie Dream" performed by Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons
"Foldin' Bed" performed by Whistler's Jug Band

The First Recording of Cajun and Tejano Music
"Mal Hombre" performed by Lydia Mendoza

The Influence of Radio and the Grand Ole Opry
"Take Me Back to That Old Carolina Home" performed by Uncle Dave Macon
"Fox Chase" performed by DeFord Bailey
"Great Speckled Bird" performed by Roy Acuff
"Hillbilly Fever" performed by Roy Acuff

The Father of Gospel Music
"It's Tight Like That" performed by Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
"He's Blessing Me" performed by
    The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
"If You See My Savior" performed by Thomas A. Dorsey
    and Sallie Martin
"Precious Lord" performed by Thomas A. Dorsey
"Precious Lord" performed by
    The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses

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EPISODE TWO: THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

Opening Sequence:
"Lord, Lord" performed by Mamie Smith
"Boogie Woogie Dream" performed by Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons

Cowboys and Western Swing
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" performed by Douglas B. Green
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
"Lay My Burden Down" performed by Turner Junior Johnson
Unknown title performed by Ken Maynard
"Back in the Saddle Again" performed by Gene Autry
"Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" performed by Gene Autry
A "breakdown" performed by Bob Wills
"Sitting on Top of the World" performed by Bob Wills

Early Folk Revival:
"Good Night Irene" performed by Lead Belly
"Pick a Bale of Cotton" performed by Lead Belly
"Gray Goose" performed by Lead Belly
"This Land is Your Land" performed by Woody Guthrie
"Blowin' Down the Road" performed by Woody Guthrie
"John Henry" performed by Woody Guthrie with
    Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee

Bluegrass:
"John Henry" performed by Bill Monroe
"A Voice from on High" performed by Bill Monroe
"Sally Gooding'" performed by Earl Scruggs
"Rabbit in a Log" performed by Flatt and Scruggs
"Salty Dog Blues" performed by Flatt and Scruggs
"Earl's Breakdown" performed by Earl Scruggs (at Newport)
"Earl's Breakdown" performed by Earl Scruggs and friends

Country, Honky Tonk:
"Dark as a Dungeon" performed by Merle Travis
"Nine Pound Hammer" performed by Merle Travis
"If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time" performed by Lefty Frizzell
"I'm Walking the Floor Over You" performed by Ernest Tubb
"Always Late With Your Kisses" performed by Lefty Frizzell
"I Want to Be With You Always" performed by Merle Haggard
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" performed by Kitty Wells
"Cold, Cold Heart" performed by Hank Williams

The Blues & Radio:
"Your Funeral and My Trial" performed by Sonny Boy Williamson
"Bye, Bye Bird" performed by Sonny Boy Williamson
"King Biscuit Time Theme" performed by James Cotton
"Take a Little Walk with Me" performed by Robert Lockwood Jr. with
    James Cotton
"Sweet Little Angel" performed by B.B. King
"I'll Be Back Someday" performed by Howlin' Wolf
"I'll Never Let You Go Darlin'" performed by Elvis Presley
"That's All Right Mama" performed by Elvis Presley
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" performed by Elvis Presley

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EPISODE THREE: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'

Opening Sequence:
"Foldin' Bed" performed by Whistler's Jug Band
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" performed by Earl Scruggs

Electric Chicago and Urban Blues:
"Rollin' and Tumblin'" performed by Muddy Waters
"Rock Me" performed by Muddy Waters
"Got My Mojo Working" performed by Muddy Waters (with James Cotton)
"Shake for Me" performed by Howlin' Wolf
"I'm Ready" performed by Muddy Waters
"Three O' Clock Blues" performed by B.B. King
"How Blue Can You Get?" performed by B.B. King
"The Thrill is Gone" performed by B.B. King

Gospel's Golden Years:
"Do You Call that Religion?" performed by a quartet of oyster shuckers
"Blind Barnabus" performed by the Golden Gate Quartet
"Wade in the Water" performed by the Soul Stirrers
"Down By the Riverside" performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" performed by Mahalia Jackson
"Move on Up a Little Higher" performed by Mahalia Jackson
"Come on Children Let's Sing" performed by Mahalia Jackson
"When the Saints Go Marching In" performed by the Clara Ward Singers
"Sit Down Servant" performed by the Staple Singers

Folk and Blues Revival:
"Good Night Irene" - The Weavers
"So Long, Been Good to Know Ya" - The Weavers
"Tom Dooley" - The Kingston Trio
"The Soldier and the Lady" performed by the New Lost City Ramblers
"If I Had a Hammer" performed by Peter, Paul and Mary
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" performed by Bob Dylan
"The Times They are A-Changin'" performed by Bob Dylan
"Cuckoo Bird" performed by Clarence Ashley
"Way Down Town" performed by Doc Watson
"Spike Driver Blues" performed by Mississippi John Hurt
"We Shall Overcome" performed by Odetta with The Freedom Singers
"Blowin' In the Wind" performed by Peter, Paul and Mary
"Juke" performed by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
"Maggie's Farm" performed by Bob Dylan
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" performed by Bob Dylan

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EPISODE FOUR: ALL MY CHILDREN OF THE SUN

Opening Sequence:
"The Times They are A-Changin'" performed by Bob Dylan
"We Shall Overcome" performed by Odetta and The Freedom Singers

Cajun & Zydeco:
"Dans La Louisianne" - Marc & Ann Savoy
"Port Arthur Blues" performed by the Balfa Brothers
"La Valse Criminelle" performed by the Balfa Brothers
"Zydeco Two-Step" performed by Clifton Chenier
"Two-Step d'Amede" performed by Marc Savoy
"I'm a Hog for You Baby" performed by Clifton Chenier
"Ossun Two-Step" performed by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
"La Valse de Mardi Gras" performed by the children of
    the Basile Mardi Gras trail ride

Tejano:
"Rosalito" performed by Valerio Longoria with
    Little Joe Hernandez and Mingo Saldivar
"Las Nubes/ The Clouds" performed by Little Joe y la Familia with
    Valerio Longoria and Mingo Saldivar
"Ring of Fire" performed by Mingo Saldivar
"Sorry Boy" performed by Flaco Jimenez

Native American Pow Wow and Crossover:
Traditional Powwow Drumming performed by
    Renzel Last Horse and his group
Traditional Powwow Drumming performed by
    Nellie Two Bulls and Lakota children
"Wounded Knee" performed by Floyd Red Crow Westerman
"Enchantment Song" performed by R. Carlos Nakai
"Jesus Loves Me" performed by Everette Red Bear and
    Sandor Iron Rope of the Native American Church
"The Dance" performed by Robert Mirabal

Century Wrap Up:
"Stomping Grounds" performed by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
"Oh Happy Day" performed by Edwin Hawkins with
    the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
"Stomp Remix" performed by Kirk Franklin
"Hoochie Coochie Man" performed by Billy Branch with
    Pinetop Perkins, John Primer and Willie "Big Eye" Smith
"Mannish Boy" performed by Billy Branch with school kids
"Rock of Ages" performed by Gillian Welch
"Train on the Island" performed by the Old Crow Medicine Show
"Little Maggie" performed by Ralph Stanley
"Get Up John" performed by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
"Worried Man Blues" performed by Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs,
    James Cotton and Marc and Ann Savoy

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