Issue 95: 2016 Southern Music Issue — The Blues — Digital Edition (music download not included*)
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A high-resolution PDF of the Fall 2016 issue, for those who would prefer to read the Oxford American on a digital device.
*NOTE: The music associated with this issue is NOT included in the digital download. To obtain a physical copy of the CD, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Cost of domestic shipping is included in the download price; international orders subject to additional shipping charge.)
A few highlights from the issue: John Jeremiah Sullivan on his hometown’s blues history; Elijah Wald on Bob Dylan’s lost blues album; Ann Powers on “Miss You” by Alabama Shakes; Amanda Petrusich on the blues scene in Tokyo, Japan; Daphne A. Brooks on the power of blueswomen’s duets, from Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas to Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige; Greil Marcus on “John Henry” by John Lee Hooker; Jewly Hight on Bonnie Raitt’s journey of artistic formation; Crystal Wilkinson on how Prince saved her life; Rashod Ollison on Malaco Records; Jeffery Renard Allen’s short story about a fictional meeting between Jimi Hendrix and Francis Bacon; a memoir by Zandria F. Robinson; and “The Blues,” a new poem by Nikki Giovanni.