Unfortunately for my wife and me the crude equipment and sounds of the time are not by any means soothing. My wife could not watch it in spite of the educational value.
The whole thing has now deteriorated to the history of country music as told by the Carter Family, the Cash, family and a guy Marty Stewart.
Second, the documentary is focused on today's political correctness shading the fact that Charlie Pride, and numerous female country stars did in fact succeed back when race and sex were issues.
They are preoccupied with that style with the addition of Buck Owens, and Merl Haggard it seems to the exclusion of "The Nashville Sound" in particular.
The Nashville Sound smoothed out the rough edges of Country music and spread it world wide. They acknowledge that with a couple of sentences, but did absolutely NO IN DEPTH COVERAGE.
We know that some thought the Nashville Sound was not pure country, and while this documentary espouses and supports the ever changing forms of country music it deliberately leaves a big gap covering, in my view, the greatest form ever, with successes to prove it.
Jim gets relegated to obscurity.
Unless episode 6, 7, and 8 correct this I think the documentary is fatally flawed.
Get Burns back on the publicity trail to explain.
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