Issue 71, Winter 2010

Issue 71, Winter 2010


The Alabama Music Issue 

“[Alabama] boasts a long line of jazz virtuosi. And a rambunctious catalog of garage rock. An illustrious heritage of gospel. A star-studded cast of r&b masters and mistresses. A contemporary scene loaded with genre-bending talent. And so on and so on.” — Editor’s Note

The twelfth annual Southern Music Issue includes writing by Greil Marcus, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Amanda Petrusich, Kevin Brockmeier, and many more, plus a 27-song CD of Alabama music.

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Columns & Departments 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

South Toward Home
HOW HELENA GOT ITS BISCUITS BACK
by Warwick Sabin

I Don’t Hate It!
WEIRD SINCERITY
by Jack Pendarvis

Instrumental
BANJO INTERLUDE
by Daniel Wallace

People
THE HONEYMOONERS
by Franklin Bruno

The List
TEN GREAT SNOWBOUND ALBUMS
by Kevin Brockmeier

Profile
STRANGE MACHINERY
by Kent Priestley

After the Storm
TO BE CONTINUED...
by Dan Baum

Essay
HATING THE BLUES
by Jamey Hatley


Fiction

SKIP JAMES ON ART
a story by Greil Marcus
I knew the whole world could fit into two lines.

FIRST OF THE MONTH
a story by Tom Franklin
And the child smells worse than last time.


Poetry

THE DREAMS OF GREAT MEN
by Holly Day

BEFORE BUCKET SEATS
by Kitty Forbes

BROWN GLASS BOTTLE & HIGHWAY 61
by Amorak Huey

BABEL
by Susan O'Dell Underwood

THE DENUNCIATION OF RICKY SKAGGS FROM ON HIGH
by Steve Scafidi

SECONDHAND SMOKE
by Terry Minchow-Proffitt


Alabama Music CD Section

Ralph “Soul” Jackson
by Zeth Lundy

Curley Money & His Rolling Ramblers
by Alex Cook

The K-Pers
by Austin Ray

The Maddox Brothers & Rose
by Tony Russell

Mary Gresham
by Natalie Elliott

Phosphorescent
by Rachael Maddux

Odetta
by Amanda Petrusich
by John Uhl

Black Haze Express
by Ben Greenman 

Hardrock Gunter & the Pebbles
by Mark Kemp

Jim Bob & the Leisure Suits
by Ed Reynolds

Dan Pickett
by John Jeremiah Sullivan

Sammy Salvo
by Ed Whitelock

Judy Henske & Jerry Yester
by Richie Unterberger

Lil Greenwood
by Scott Barretta

Sam Dees
by Roy Kasten

The Gosdin Brothers
by Hayden Childs

G-Side
by Jon Kirby

Eddie Cole & His Gang
by Tom Nolan

Crazy Teens
by Roy Hoffman

Rev. Fred Lane with Ron 'Pate's Debonairs
by Lee Shook

Baker Knight
by Carl Wilson

Dinah Washington
by Derek Jenkins

Robert Brown & the Sons of the South
by Kevin Nutt

Sex Clark Five
by Kim Cooper

Sister Gertrude Morgan
by Nick Rombes
by Hampton Sides

Various
by Jerald Walker


 Cover: “Player” by David van Alphen