Dogs and Hounds

Rev. Jones describes how American Roots music tells a story. He plays a song called Lost John that tells the story of a man who escapes a chain gang to see his family. Listen carefully and you can hear the hounds chasing and the train a’ coming.

Precious Lord

Robert Jones talks about the roots of Gospel music and the influence of Thomas A. Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson.

Roots to Rap

Rev. Jones gives a rousing illustration of how today’s rap music has evolved from the blues and earlier musical forms.