Blues America Part 1: Woke Up This Morning is a BBC documentary from 2013 on the story of the blues. This documentary is focused on how this music crossed borders from black to white and as it grew more popular, from the weak to the powerful.
Blues is usually described as the sound of racial suffering and feeling sad, but this documentary argues that the blues began as a form of black pop music. First appearing in the southern states of the USA around the beginning 1900, blues created by the poorest people in the richest nation on earth took America by storm. Below is the first part of this interesting music documentary by BBC.