Issue 63, Winter 2008

Issue 63, Winter 2008

Southern Music Issue Vol. 10

 

“In their own little way, the OA’s music issues desire, simply but passionately, to expand the discussion of American music.” — Editor’s Note

Featuring the music of Little Walter, Jack Teagarden, Neko Case, Ella Fitzgerald, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Furry Lewis, Doris Duke, Bobby Charles, and many more.

Essays by Clyde Edgerton, Michael Martone, Alan Light, Greil Marcus, Walton Muyumba, Kevin Brockmeier, and others.


Columns & Departments

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

Gone Off Up North
COWBOY STYLE
by Roy Blount, Jr.

People: Jerry Lee Lewis
PERFECT IMPERFECTION
by Peter Guralnick

Writing on Writing
LOST CALLING
by Grant Alden

Southern Lit
THE PIANO PLAYER
by William Caverlee

History
THE END OF AN OLD SONG?
by Tony Scherman

Southern Scenes
Gary Stewart in Elder's Bookstore, photograph by Tim C. Cox


Features

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
a story by Clyde Edgerton

METAL MUSIC MACHINE
by Michael Martone

WANTED: REBEL SONG
a story by Matthew Pitt

THREE POEMS 
by Patricia Spears Jones


CD 1: Future Masters

Little Walter
by Alan Light

Jack Teagarden
by Tom Maxwell

Jack Teagarden
by Peter Zinn

The “5” Royales
by Derek Jenkins

Neko Case
by Jack Pendarvis

Neko Case
by Greil Marcus

The York Brothers
by Tony Russell

The York Brothers
by Ron Carlson

Ella Fitzgerald
by Walton Muyumba

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
by Chet Flippo

Elton & Betty White
by Kevin Brockmeier

Doris Duke
by Donn Cooper Lawson

And Four More
by Charlie Bertsch

The Residents
by Alex V. Cook

Patrick Sky
by Sven Birkerts

Furry Lewis
by William Gay

The Insect Trust
by Jason Gross Hampton

Grease Band
by Allen Lowe

Roy Hamilton
by John Williams

Country Johnny Mathis
by Warren Zanes

Elysian Field
by Robert Earl Hardy

Dock Boggs
by Jeff Sharlet

Snookum Russell
by Thomas Beller

Chuck Jackson
by Mark Winegardner

Love…With Arthur Lee
by Hayden Childs

Love…With Arthur Lee
by Alison Fensterstock

Cousin Emmy
by Justin Taylor

Wendy Rene
by Zeth Lundy

Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
by Mike Powell

Bobby Charles
by Brian James Barr

CD 2: Past Masters
by Oxford American


Cover: Jerry Lee by Ethan Russell