MPB Classics

The Land Where the Blues Began (1979)

04/01/2021 | 58m 24s  | Video has closed captioning.

An hour-long documentary about the Delta Blues and the landscape that shaped it. The audience becomes a fly on the wall at the picnics, railroad lines, churches, and front porches that changed music – and art in general – forever. The film is hosted by Alan Lomax, known for recording and archiving folk songs in the early 20th century.

Aired: 04/01/21

Rating: NR

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MPB Classics is a local public television program presented by MPB.