Not only have a breathtaking array of musical giants come from the South – think Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Rodgers, to name just a few – but so have a breathtaking array of American music genres.
From blues to rock & roll to jazz to country to bluegrass – and areas in between – it all started in the American South.
Some of the essay topics which caught our eye:
- Ray Charles
- Janis Joplin
- Eartha Kit
- The Sex Pistols
- Carl Perkins
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Find out how the south ties into some of the greatest musicians of all time.
It’s the Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing, a collection of some of the best essays by OA writers from the publication’s annual Southern Music Issue. (please note that this is a paperback edition; ships UPS; $7)