The series first aired on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in US television history.
Althea & Donna, "Uptown Top Ranking" (1977) - Girl group reggae bounce, #1 in the UK during punk's reign of terror. "Nah pop, nah style," they insist, but their misinterpretation is our pleasure. Listen: http://grooveshark.com/s/Uptown+Top+Ranking/3rflNO?src=5