Southern Tracks

"I wanted to make a record... so that someone might hear it and their life might be changed."
Programme Details

A portrait of the American South, where a few decades ago anyone could make their mark by paying a few hundred dollars to produce a record. DJ Joe Fletcher has thousands of these records. He tracks down the people who recorded them to see how their lives developed. Joe meets a cast of characters who reflect on their achievements and failures and the reality of the American Dream.

“Southern Tracks” is a look at the alternative side of the United States. These records transport you to another time and place. Meeting the artists sheds light on values in the America South today.

6th & 13th August 2012 and 12th May 2013, BBC World Service.


Production Credits

Produced by Kim Normanton
Presented by Joe Fletcher
Executive Producer Jo Coombs

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