Today America’s music does what it has always done. It brings people together. In American music every aspect of life, ethnicity and culture is merged, mixed and highlighted. The rich diversity of American culture and life is reflected in its lively beat filled rhythms. American music is the story of the country, a reflection of a nation alive with change, filled with curiosity and led by hope and excitement.

America’s music legacy, be it Blues, Country, Rock ‘n Roll, R&B or Soul are the songs and artists who have a special power to express what words alone cannot: hopes, fears, dreams, love, hate, anger, pride, aspirations and disappointments. Because songs span the breadth of human experience, they are uniquely able to communicate across time and space the beliefs and ideas held by their composers, performers and listeners.

The program on this DVD is hosted by Brock Peters. Its collection includes several Blues singers performing some of the finest Blues available. It features music by B.B. King, Linda Hopkins, Leata Galloway, Jimmy Rushing, Ernie Andrews, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Pee Wee Crayton, Joe Williams, Mamie Smith, Paula Kelly, Esther Phillips, Bobby McGee, Buddy Guy, Dorothy Donigan, Count Basie and Big Joe Turner.

The America Music Legacy Series was recorded from 1983 to 1985 and it was produced by 20th Century Home Entertainment. America’s Music Legacy – Blues provides you about 120 minutes of entertainment. If you know someone that is a big fan of the blues, this DVD would be a great Christmas gift for them. To get your copy, just click on the Amazon icon above.

Jan Barett

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