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"Visions of the Blues" Southern Music issue! Across the 160-page magazine and 23-song CD compilation, we’re celebrating one of the South’s greatest cultural exports: blues music.

 

Visions of the Blues

Notes on the songs, including
Banning Eyre on Bassekou Kouyaté 
Greil Marcus on John Lee Hooker 
Ann Powers on Alabama Shakes

Points South

Play Me Down Home, by Rashod Ollison

Gayle Wald digs the living blues of Rhiannon Giddens 

Jay Jennings searches for Robert Palmer

Picking Up the Piedmont Blues, by Benjamin Hedin

Elijah Wald remembers Bob Dylan’s forgotten album

Sip Slow, a story by Regina N. Bradley

That Winsome Moan, by Ian S. Port 

Cynthia Shearer listens to Big Mama

Unearthly Laments, by Christopher C. King 

Sarah Bryan on the eccentric songster of Elm City

How Prince freed Crystal Wilkinson

David Ramsey bears witness to CeDell Davis

That Look in His Eyes at 4:05, by Nathan Salsburg

Features

LISTENING FOR THE COUNTRY
The shape of Daddy’s hurt
by Zandria F. Robinson

BABY BOY BORN BIRTHPLACE BLUES
A hometown history
by John Jeremiah Sullivan

SWEET BITTER BLUES
Encounters in Tokyo 
by Amanda Petrusich 

MIGHTY TIGHT WOMAN
Forty-five years after her debut, Bonnie Raitt still sings where she stands
by Jewly Hight

SEE MY FACE FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Freedom is a blueswoman’s prerogative
by Daphne A. Brooks

HEADS
a story by Jeffery Renard Allen

Poetry

The Blues
by Nikki Giovanni

Peaches
by Alicia Ostriker

When Lucille Bogan Sings “Shave ’Em Dry”
by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Making Love to Buddy Guy
by Patricia Smith

Art by Chris Sikich, Deborah Feingold, Lawrence N. Shustak, Joseph Desler Costa, Michael Abramson, Magdalena Solé, David Katzenstein, Danielle Osfalg, Augusta Palmer, Hongsun Yoon, Tim Duffy, Abetz & Drescher, Fahamu Pecou, Steve Miller, Cathey Miller, Carolyn Carr, Louviere + Vanessa, Danny McLean, Allen Beaulieu, Matt White, Hiraki Sawa, David Driskell, Eleanor Davis, Art Streiber, Delita Martin, Kelsey Dake

 

Oxford American magazine: "Visions of the Blues" w/CD

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