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Part 3: Out of the Many, the One

3. Arena: American Epic, Part 3: Out of the Many, the One

Exploring Hawaiian steel guitar music, Cajun music and Mississippi John Hurt's blues.

Part 2: Blood and Soil

2. Arena: American Epic, Part 2: Blood and Soil

The second episode explores gospel, the songs of the coal mines and the Delta blues.

Part 1: The Big Bang

1. Arena: American Epic, Part 1: The Big Bang

The 1920s saw record companies travel rural America to record the music of ordinary people

Episode 3

3. The Devil's Music: Series 2, Episode 3

Alexis Korner discovers that Blues music expresses a deep symbolic message. (1979)

Episode 1

1. The Devil's Music: Series 2, Episode 1

Alexis Korner delves into the world of American Blues music. (1979)

Episode 2

2. The Devil's Music: Series 2, Episode 2

Alexis Korner delves further into the soulful world of traditional Blues music. (1979)

Episode 4

4. The Devil's Music: Series 2, Episode 4

Alexis Korner looks at contemporary Chicago Blues music. (1979)

Sir John Dankworth at the BBC

Sir John Dankworth at the BBC

Tribute to the jazz musician and composer, featuring a variety of performances.