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Front Porch

Front Porch Drumroll, please. This is Southern Cultures's second music issue, complete with another new cd full of ballads, blues, and bluegrass from great southern artists known and less known. While this is only our second version of this issue, it looks like we've found a tradition. No matter how people define southern culture, the subject of music comes up pretty fast, so a special issue on southern sounds is irresistible. When southerners mix African beats and Celtic tunes on compelling instruments like the banjo and guitar, the resulting series of unique gumbos -- blues, jazz, country, and on and on -- wins fans throughout the world. It's hard to say why this is true, because many people besides southerners have their own musiabove: It looks like we've found a tradition. This is our Second Annual Music Issue, complete with another new CD full of ballads, blues, and bluegrass from great southern artists known and less known. Look for A Place Called the South inside the back cover. Gospel singer "Flat Top," in Camp B, Lambert, Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi, 1968, courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection in Wilson Library's Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2007 Center for the Study of the American South. All rights reserved.
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Drumroll, please. This is Southern Cultures's second music issue, complete with another new cd full of ballads, blues, and bluegrass from great southern artists known and less known. While this is only our second version of this issue, it looks like we've found a tradition. No matter how people define southern culture, the subject of music comes up pretty fast, so a special issue on southern sounds is irresistible. When southerners mix African beats and Celtic tunes on compelling instruments like the banjo and guitar, the resulting series of unique gumbos -- blues, jazz, country, and on and on -- wins fans throughout the world. It's hard to say why this is true, because many people besides southerners have their own musiabove: It looks like we've found a tradition. This is our Second Annual Music Issue, complete with another new CD full of ballads, blues, and bluegrass from great southern artists known and less known. Look for A Place Called the South inside the back cover. Gospel singer "Flat Top," in Camp B, Lambert, Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi, 1968, courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection in Wilson Library's Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 17, 2007

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