Magazine


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