A look at Louisiana's Cajun musical culture, the Tejano music of South Texas and the evolution of Native American musical forms. Interviewed: Robbie Robertson, Steve Riley, Flaco Jimenez, Edwin Hawkins and Robert Mirabal.
The third part in this four-part series looks at the Golden Age of Gospel, the folk and blues revivals of the 1960s and Bob Dylan shaking up the folk community by going electric. Interviewed: Pete Seeger, James Cotton, Mavis Staples, Peter Yarrow and B.B. King.
The evolution and influence of folk music, the blues and Western swing is detailed via the careers of such luminaries as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King and Elvis Presley. Featured are comments from Ray Benson, James Cotton, Lester Flatt, Bela Fleck, Doug Green, Merle Haggard, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger and Marty Stuart.