History Detectives

Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line

Season 10 Episode 2 | 53m 8s Video has closed captioning.

In this episode, Wes traces the story behind a pair of Civil War derringers and introduces us to a descendent of their first owner. Tukufu makes an amazing discovery researching part of collection of 1920s vinyl albums labeled “All K.K.K. Records.” Did we find the amplifier of James Jamerson, the man who played the signature bass line of My Girl and hundreds of other Motown hits?

Aired: 07/23/12

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning