Magazine


Issue 67, Winter 2009

The Arkansas Music Issue

“So many intensely talented musicians have sprung from Arkansas soil that they can seem numberless. So many. Too many?” — Editor’s Note

Featuring the music of Barbara Lynn, Bukka White, Linda Martell, Gil Scott-Heron, Olen Bingham, Si Khan, “Bongo Joe,” Feufollet, and more.

Contributors include Walton Muyumba, Sheila Heti, Jamie Quatro, Betsy Shepherd, Will Clarke, Susannah Felts, Beth Ann Fennelly, Anne Gisleson and others.







 

Departments & Columns

 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

 

South Toward Home
by Warwick Sabin

 

Dealer’s Choice
by Hal Crowther

 

I Don’t Hate It!
by Jack Pendarvis

 

After the Storm
by Anne Gisleson

 

History
by Christa Smith Anderson

 


 

Poetry

 

AMERICAN RECORD LABELS
by Jeff Fallis

 

COUNTRY MUSIC
by Doug Van Gundy

 

ACCORDIAN DAYS
by R.T. Smith

 

LAST SONG FOR BROTHER LANGSTON
by Greg Brownderville

 


 

CD 1: Southern Masters

 

Barbara Lynn
by Bill Friskics-Warren

 

The Jubilee Humming Birds
by Bruce Eaton

 

Linda Martell
by Alice Randall

 

Sonny Burgess
by Derek Jenkins

 

Bukka White
by Ed Ward
by Wright Thompson

 

Fern Jones
by Steve Klinge

 

Memphis Slim & His Orchestra
by Matthew Duersten
by RJ Wheaton

 

Si Khan
by Charlie Bertsch

 

Andre Williams
by Alex V. Cook

 

“Mississippi” Charles Bevel
by Nick Rombes

 

Caroline Herring 
by Beth Ann Fennelly
by Susannah Felts

 

Olen Bingham
by Lindsay Moore

 

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
by Diane Roberts
by Arthur Rickydoc Flowers
by Makkada Selah

 

Henry Flynt & the Insurrections
by John Cline

 

The Feminine Complex
by Kim Cooper

 

Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub
by Barry Mazor

 

Jeanette (Baby) Washington
by Richie Unterberger

 

Feufollet
by Barry Jean Ancelet

 

George “Bongo Joe” Coleman
by Joe Nick Patoski
by Matthew Pitt

 

The Windbreakers
by Will Clarke

 

Wiley & the Checkmates
by Alison Fenterstock

 

Little Bob & the Lollipops
by Herman Fuselier

 

Marie “Queenie” Lyons
by Keith Pandolfi

 

Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
by Mark Winegardner

 

Abner Jay
by Williams Bowers
by Brian James Barr

 


 

CD 2: Arkansas Masters

 

Bobby Brown & the Curios
by Larry Donn

 

Maxine Brown
by Michaelangelo Matos

 

Frank Frost
by Roy Kasten

 

The Esquires
by Justin Taylor

 

Kenni Huskey
by Natalie Elliott

 

Sister Ernestine Washington
by Mike McGonigal

 

Larry Donn
by Marc Smirnoff

 

Johnny & Dolores
by Betsy Shepherd

 

Wayne Raney
by Rod Bryan

 

Little Beaver
by Sam Eifling

 

Carolina Cotton
by Skip Horack

 

Sleepy LaBeef
by Joe R. Lansdale

 

True Gospel Wymics
by Greg Bottoms

 

Wayne Jackson
by Stephen Koch

 

Linda Brannon
by Dolores Alfieri

 

American Princes
by Charles Petersen

 

Andy Starr
by A. Ferrel James

 

William Grant Still
by Erin Aubry Kaplan

 

Suga City
by Lindsey Millar

 

Claudia Whitten
by Sheila Heti
by Lincoln Michel

 

Billy Lee Riley & the Little Green Men
by Allen Lowe

 

The Gunbunnies
by Jamie Quatro

 

Larry Davis
by Jim O’Neal

 

Oliver Lake Organ Trio
by Walton Muyumba

 

Jim Mize
by Lindsey Millar

 

Amina Claudine Myers
by Carol Ann Fitzgerald

 

Chris Denny
by Graeme Thomson

 


Cover: Doug Smith of the John Overton High School Marching Band, Nashville, 2004.
Photograph by Greg Miller