Issue 50: Summer 2005 Southern Music Issue

Oxford American

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“Does music wield special powers? Reading the pieces in this issue and listening to the songs on the OA CD make me think so.” — Marc Smirnoff, “Pieces of Our Heart”

Features by J.T. LeRoy and Justin Heckert. Roy Blount Jr. remembers Ray Charles. Showcasing the work of Erykah Badu, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Blind Willie McTell, Al Green, and many, many more.

Poetry by James Harmes, Jeff Fallis, and Billy Collins. Photography of Zora Neale Hurston with children.

CD Tracks:
1.  Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Schoolchildren of Wanseko, Uganda
2.  Number Nine Train / Dale Hawkins
3.  Where Did My Baby Go / Howard Tate
4.  Sally Jo / Ricky Skaggs
5.  Milk Cow Blues / Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys
6.  Crow Dance / Zora Neale Hurston
7.  Had a Gal Called Sal / Lightnin’ Hopkins
8.  I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me / Jim Ford
9.  Oliver Galop / Blind Tom (played by John Davis)
10. Get the Mop / Henry “Red” Allen
11. Hot Smoke and Sassafras / Bubble Puppy
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me / Johnny Winter
13. Ballad of a Teenage Queen / Cowboy Jack Clement
14. The Arizona Yodeler / The DeZurik Sisters
15. Symphonique #6 (Good for Goodie) / Moondog
16. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) / Bessie Smith
17. When the Saints Go Marching in / Helen Humes
18. Beale Street Blues / Nat King Cole
19. Southern Gul / Erykah Badu
20. Piece of My Heart / Erma Franklin
21. Trouble’s Back in Town / The Wilburn Brothers
22. This Room for Rent / Sammi Smith
23. Searching the Desert for the Blues / Blind Willie McTell
24. You Said a Bad Word / Joe Tex
25. I’m Glad You’re Mine / Al Green
26. Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb / The Pilgrim Travelers
27. Suspicious Minds / Elvis Presley
28. Dearest / Buddy Holly
29. Un Matin, J’Etais sur ma Galerie / Elita, Mary, and Ella Hoffpauir

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