First episode spent a lot of time on the Carter family and Jimmie Rogers. It did acknowledge the contributions and influence of black musicians. But my main question is: what's the deal with Marty Stuart's hair?
Yeah... and all the pancake makeup? He sure fixed himself up pretty good to be spokesman for the humble beginnings of country music. Looked ready to hit the stage somewhere in Vegas...
After watching the first episode, I was surprised at how rich (for the time) and famous the Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers were. I always thought there were obscure backwoods artists toiling away... quite the opposite.
And how little of their music they wrote themselves. It was frustrating to watch at times because the documentary didn't play very much of what it's supposed to be about... the music.