Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South Episode 3

Last episodeĀ of this great 3 part series is back up on iPlayer for all to see. This weeks Episode: “Mississippi andĀ Louisiana”. In the final part of his road trip, Reginald D Hunter takes a leaf out of Huckleberry Finn with a trip down the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans through the Delta to learn about the birth of blues and how it manifests itself today.

In Louisiana Reg takes a detour to a bayou to learn about Creole culture and zydeco before winding up in New Orleans to meet the city’s musical triumvirate of Dr John, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas.

Also featuring Stax musicians Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.

Titles and maps designed and created by Lexi Elven, have a look at one of the maps here: