OXFORD AMERICAN: UP SOUTH MUSIC ISSUE, Vol. 23... with the return of the free, physical CD... packed inside!
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By the end of the 20th century, some six million Southerners had left their homes for New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Syracuse, Oakland, Milwaukee, Newark, Gary, and beyond. Each city transformed as the new denizens brought home with them. The Oxford American’s Winter 2021 issue will focus on Southern influences on American music beyond the borders of our region, reimagining these locales as Up South. Through essays, dispatches, and playlists curated by an exceptional lineup of musicians and writers, this issue explores the movement of Southern sounds and aesthetics, tracing the region's influence in Motown, Chicago gospel, and Philly soul, spanning the West Coast to Paris and beyond.In addition to several curated Spotify playlists, we are thrilled to announce that each Up South issue includes a free companion CD.