128 pp., 7 x 10, 52 halftones
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6842-3
Published: December 2011
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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South
The tell-all letter from a teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley
How corruption and greed made the Jacksonville music scene
Gretchen Wilson, country music’s “Redneck Woman”
The invaluable social spaces of African American record stores
Bobby Rush, “bluesman-plus”
Where Opryland resides in hearts, minds, and souls
Backstage with the Avett Brothers, Doc Watson, Tift Merritt, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Johnny Cash, and more great artists.
We’ll send you the Music Issue’s special CD, at no extra cost. Loving, Leaving, Liquor, and the Lord is packed with tracks from the Avett Brothers, Doc and Merle Watson, Archers of Loaf, and many more amazing Southern musicians--old and new.
Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South.
About the Authors
Harry L. Watson is director of the Center for the Study of the American South and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is cofounder, with John Shelton Reed, of Southern Cultures.
For more information about Harry L. Watson, visit the Author Page.
Jocelyn Neal teaches music theory, analysis, and popular music courses. She regularly presents her research at national conferences on American music, popular music, music theory, and cultural studies.
For more information about Jocelyn Neal, visit the Author Page.
“The rich array of photographs and graphics, and the sincere and effective attempt at readerly appeal, go well beyond what is attempted by most… Southern Cultures is truly impressive.”--The Council of Editors of Learned Journals