Magazine


Issue 75, Winter 2011

The Mississippi Music Issue

“The idea of conveying all Mississippi music on a single CD is laughable…. All this OA CD can do is symbolize…the great wealth of Mississippi music that would gush over you if you yourself chose to tap into Mississippi’s archives.” — Editor’s Note

Includes a 27-song CD featuring the music of Howlin’ Wolf, The Hilltops, Syl Johnson, Milton Babbitt, Hayden Thompson, Ruby Andrews, Mattie Delaney, Bo Diddley and more.

Essays by Peter Guralnick, Cynthia Shearer, Allen Lowe, Rachael Maddux, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and others.







 

Columns & Departments 

 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

 

I Don’t Hate It!
GAME OVER
by Jack Pendarvis

 

Southern Lit
BARRY HANNAH’S MIXTAPE
by Cynthia Shearer

 

Top 10
TEN THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT MISSISSIPPI BLUES MUSICIANS
by Allen Lowe

 

Essay
MEN WITH NO I.Q.’S
by Collin Makamson

 

History
THE BLUE BLUES
by Elijah Wald

 

Writing on Writing
PLAY, GUITAR PLAY
by Jay Varner

 

Writing on Writing
CARRYING AWAY MISS WELTY
by Tom Nolan

 

Books
RESURRECTING THE CANDY MAN
by William Gay

 

CYCLIST
by Mike Powell

 

SINGLES GIRLS
by Rachael Maddux

 


 

The Little Magazine of Mississippi & Music

 

Top 10 Mississippi Blues Quotes
by Roger Stolle 

 

Top 10 Semi-Obscure Jazzers from Mississippi
by Allen Lowe

 

Top 10 Country Songs About Home by Mississippians
by Barry Mazor

 

Top 12 Rarest Blues Records from Mississippi
by Gayle Dean Wardlow

 

The Trouble with Bogus Names
by Roy Blount Jr.

 

Stuck Inside of Starkville with the Folsom Blues Again
by Rosanne Cash

 

A Stranger’s Mississippi Bluess
by David Yaffe

 

Guitar
by Amorak Huey

 

Top 5 Mississippi Moments from England
by Nick Hornby

 

Top 10 Mississippi Karaoke Songs
by Johannes Lichtman

 

With Timid Teeth
by Megan Pugh

 

The Neckbones
by Lisa Howorth

 

Can’t Say How Long
by Megan Pugh

 

Top 11 Most Underrated Guitarists from Mississippi
by Pat Cochran

 

Last Call at Walnut Street Blues Bar
by William Lusk Coppage

 

Telegram to My Throat
by LD Beghtol

 


 

The Mississippi Music CD Section

 

Howlin’ Wolf
What is the Soul of a Man?
by Peter Guralnick

 

Harold Dorman
by Sheila Heti

 

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
by Oliver Wang

 

Ernie Chaffin
by Carol Ann Fitzgerald
by Benjamin Percy

 

Bo Diddley
by David Kirby

 

Mattie Delaney
by Sandra Beasley

 

Fern Kinney
by Jessica Hopper

 

Leon Bass & The Keystones
by Betsy Shepherd

 

Joe Henderson
by Alison Powell 
by Joey Goebel

 

Hayden Thompson
by Michael T. Fournier

 

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
by Megan Mayhew Bergman 
by Kate Schatz

 

Howlin’ Wolf
by Yusef Komunyakaa

 

Dusty Brooks
by Matt Dellinger

 

Ruby Andrews
by Natalie Elliott

 

The Hilltops
by Jamie Quatro

 

Carter Brothers & Son
by David Gates

 

Syl Johnson
by Mark Winegardner
by Thomas Chatterton Williams

 

Guitar Slim
by J.D. Daniels
by David Ritz

 

Jimmy Donley
by Ben Ehrenreich

 

The Golden Nugget
by Ben Greenman

 

Travis Wammack
by Michael Rosenwald

 

Henry Green
by Nicholas Rombes

 

Wadada Leo Smith
by David Shirley

 

Jim Jackson
by Billy Altman

 

The Riviaires
by Steve Klinge

 

The Germans
by Pat Cochran

 

Milton Babbitt
by Nikil Saval

 

Ted Hawkins
by Kevin Brockmeier

 


Cover: Howlin’ Wolf, San Francisco (1968). Photograph by Sandy Schoenfeld