American Roots Music (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kris Kristofferson Narrator
B.B. King
Muddy Waters
Kris Kristofferson (Pres/Narr)
Jimmie Rodgers
Hank Williams
Bill Monroe
Mahalia Jackson
Movie Details
Genre Box Sets; Documentary; Popular Music / Performing Arts; Television
Director Jim Brown
Producer Jim Brown; Sam Pollard
Writer Charles Wolfe
Studio Palm Studio
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 4 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.1
Narrated by Kris Kristofferson

American Roots Music is a landmark 4-episode, 4-hour documentary series featuring historic and contemporary footage of many of the 20th century's pioneering artists, including Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mahalia Jackson, Clifton Chenier, Woody Guthrie and many more.

Like America itself, this historic television series is diverse in its scope, democratic in its intentions, and dense with riches. From city or country, black or white, these sounds emerged from a cultural maze to define our country's musical heritage. These are the "roots" of America's popular music -- blues, country, gospel, folk, Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, tejano and Native American.

Episode One - When First Unto This Country
Episode Two - This Land Was Made For You And Me
Episode Three - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Episode Four - All My Children Of The Sun
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 353
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
DVD Empire
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 660200303921
Chapters 24
Release Date 2001
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
4 Episodes In One 2-DVD Set
Previously Unavailable Archival Footage
Timeline Of American Roots Music