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GUEST,Chris B. 22 Dec 10 - 07:02 AM
Dave Hanson 06 Aug 04 - 04:32 AM
katlaughing 06 Aug 04 - 12:43 AM
open mike 05 Aug 04 - 10:58 PM
Bill Hahn//\\ 05 Aug 04 - 08:46 PM
open mike 05 Aug 04 - 08:28 PM
open mike 05 Aug 04 - 02:22 PM
Wesley S 05 Aug 04 - 02:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 07:02 AM

Complete four part series at:

Lost Highway: The Story Of Country Music - Complete 4 Part Series (BBC 2003) [TVRip (XviD)]

BBC TWO travels the Lost Highway and uncovers the story of country music on a journey to the heart of America and the music that has come to define it.

From the makers of the award-winning series Dancing in the Street and Walk On By comes another major heritage music series charting the history of country music in the words of its greatest performers and producers, musicians and songwriters.

2003 sees the 50th anniversary of the death of Hank Williams, the most iconic figure in country and one of the most revered songwriters of all time.

And country is currently enjoying a remarkable renaissance fuelled by the international success of the multi-million selling soundtrack to the Coen Brothers movie O Brother Where Art Thou.

Part 1 Down From The Mountain

The story of the current bluegrass revival and how the music of a remote, rural region of America came to represent the "authentic" experience of the whole nation.

When George Clooney made his way into a makeshift recording studio in the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou he was re-living a turning point in musical history.Before the first recordings were made country music was trapped in the isolated Appalachian Mountains.

Part 2 The Road To Nashville

This is the story of Hank Williams, country music's greatest songwriter whose hard-drinking honky tonk lifestyle led to a rock 'n' roll style death aged just 29 in 1953.

It's also the story of how Nashville would end up squandering the legacy of its greatest star - they thought he was just a drunk hillbilly performer - just as surely as he had squandered his own life.

The Birth of Honky Tonk: Honky tonk music came out of the inter-war Texas oil-fields where a rough and ready style of entertainment had developed in beer-joints and roadside bars - known locally as honky tonks - to cater for the migrant oil-riggers.

Part 3 Beyond Nashville

Country worships cowboy pride - those who have gone their own way and taken chances.There's a maverick streak, an independent spirit in the music that re-surfaces whenever country becomes too mainstream or too commercial for its own good.

This is the story of the outsiders from all over America who again and again have rejuvenated country by going beyond Nashville - from the Bakersfield Sound of the 1950s through to the outlaw movement of the 1970s to alt. country today.

Part 4 Sweethearts of the Rodeo

Women were once the bit players in Nashville, relegated to the role of merely accompanying male performers, but now they dominate the country music industry.

This is the story of how the women of country successfully fought for control of their identity, their songs and ultimately the future of the music itself.

- brief synopsis taken from BBC website

The BC2 TVRip files have also been uploaded to Usenet.

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 04:32 AM

It was on BBC2 in the UK. the first part is brilliant, don't miss it.

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 12:43 AM

We watched the first hour and are taping the second as it's late and we're up early tomorrow. So far, it's really been good. Thanks, Wesley!

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: open mike
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 10:58 PM

no it is much more...
hank is a part on the last of it but
there is Emmy Lou, Ricky Skaggs,
Bill Monroe, the carter family,
ernest tubbs, ralph stanley,
grand old opery, /alison krause,
many more.lll

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 08:46 PM

My recollection of this documentary is that it is a bio of Hank Williams. I stand to be corrected---though it is terrific.

If Lost Highway (the stage presentation) ever comes your way do not miss it. It truly captures Hank W and the performer (whom I saw) Jason Petty just becomes Williams before your eyes. Great staging too.

I am happy to say he joined me on one of my radio programs--if you ever want a repeat of it please write to

Bill Hahn

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: open mike
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 08:28 PM

it is on right now on c.m.t.
on direct t.v. channel 327
started 5 pm pacific time

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Subject: RE: Lost Highway music documentary
From: open mike
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 02:22 PM

it has been discussed on this thread
and this other thread

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Subject: Lost Highway music documentary
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 02:14 PM

Is anyone familar with the British documentary about the history of country music called "Lost Highway" ? The first episode tonight on the CMT cable channel sounds particularly interesting.

Here's the preview from -

"Until the first recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, the mountain music of Kentucky and Virginia was limited to rural communities. "Down From the Mountain" traces history of country music from Clinch Mountain to the sophisticated modern bluegrass of Alison Krauss and the resurgence of roots music sparked by the success of the film O Brother Where Art Thou?.

Featured artists in this episode include the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss."

Mudcatters might find this of interest.

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