Songs of the South

Smooth-talking comedian Reginald D. Hunter presents here an exploration of the development of Southern music and how it has shaped Southern culture.

Cruising in his red Cadillac, Hunter gives nuggets of Southern culture and his experiences of growing up there. Taking you through Hill-Billy styles, from Bluegrass and Minstrel songs to Train music and even the origins of ‘historical speed-dating’ – Square-Dancing, he shows how they have each contributed to the melting pot that is American culture. Although heavily prejudiced at times, Hunter just about gets away with it thanks to his Southern charm. This is not so much a documentary as a personal reconnection with a culture he initially scorns as backward. Unless you have a burning passion for Country music, this re-discovery is hard to fully appreciate.

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