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Thread #57099   Message #898067
Posted By: Bullfrog Jones
25-Feb-03 - 04:38 AM
Thread Name: History of Country Music: BBC2
Subject: RE: History of Country Music: BBC2
Alinact -- two different things. Down From The Mountain was a gathering of the O Brother performers in concert. The first episode of Lost Highway was also called Down From The Mountain, presumably partly to reflect the O Bro influence on the renaissance in the music and to indicate the original roots in Mountain music.
There's obviously a little pocket of country music fans at the Beeb (Top of The Pops 2 often features country, for example). Maybe it's worth checking production credits on the recent British folk music programmes and targetting the programme-makers themselves to ask why they don't make more.
Interesting point of synchronicity --- Lost Highway was made by BBC Bristol, and the place where Ralph Peer recorded Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family? Bristol, Tennessee.

BJ