*I APOLOGIZE THAT ALL OF THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN PULLED DOWN SINCE THIS WAS FIRST POSTED. IF I COME ACROSS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO VIEW THESE ONLINE, I WILL SHARE IT.
There is an amazing, four-part music documentary released in 2001 by PBS called “American Roots Music.” The coverage it contains is absolutely splendid. To further show the rich and vital music history of African-Americans, please budget in some time to watch the following clips.
Blues and Jazz
Bukka White and Son House
Chess Records, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry