The 15th Annual Southern Music Issue of Oxford
American – which we look forward to every winter – this one taking a deep look at the soul, country, blues and roots music of Tennessee
! A great shot of Johnny Cash is on the cover – and the corresponding article is a wonderful one, written by his daughter Roseanne Cash – but as great as it is, the issue goes a lot deeper into the music of Tennessee
, with pieces on the magic of Stax Records, southern soul hero OV Wright, blue-eyed country soul great Charlie Rich, a look at the beginnings of Memphis radio station WDIA (one of the first in the country to cater its programming to black listeners), Jim Dickinson on Blind Lemon, the gospel singing McCrary Sisters, Big Star, Dolly Parton, Bessie Smith and much more. Also includes a 2CD collection of incredible Tennessee
and other points southern-styled music – with tracks by some of the above artists, plus Ann Peebles, Isaac Hayes, BB King, The Bo-Keys, Carl Perkins, Tennessee Ernie Ford
, Connie Smith, Sleepy John Estes, Al Green and many more. 50 tracks!!!