Folk America



     Produced by BBC Four, this video is an excerpt from the documentary "Folk America". The first episode, Birth of a Nation, deals with the origins of the blues and how African-American music predicted many of the trends in American popular music. This clip, in which a full four minutes are dedicated to Mississippi John Hurt, details his contribution to the American musical tapestry. Featured is footage from the 2006 MJH Music Festival, and an interview with Mary Frances Hurt, in which she paints a portrait of Mississippi John Hurt from the perspective of a close family member.




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