Southern Cultures: Special Roots Music Issue

Fall 2010

Volume 16: Number 3

Edited by Harry L. Watson, Jocelyn Neal

160 pp., 7 x 10

  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-9974-8
    Published: August 2010
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4228-2
    Published: August 2010

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South

The Special Roots Music Issue features:

B.B. King on Bukka White’s legacy;

The Top Ten Folk Singers of All Time;

Bob Dylan backstage in ’63 and other rare photographic gems;

Swamp bluesman Jimmy Anderson’s first published interview in the U.S.;

Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. the Allman Brothers;

Pete, Peggy, & Mike--and all the rest that Charles Seeger gave to the world of music;

Willie Lowery--musician, songwriting sensation, and humanitarian;

Saxie Dowell, the great saxophonist and war hero;

a sneak peek at NASHVILLE CHROME, the sizzling new novel from Rick Bass; and much more.

The Roots Music Issue comes with a classic FREE CD full of great roots musicians, including BUKKA WHITE, ETTA BAKER, THE BYRDS’ ROGER MCGUINN, WILLIE LOWERY, IDYLL SWORDS, ALABAMA SLIM & LITTLE FREDDIE KING, JIMMY ANDERSON & THE MOJO BLUES BAND, MICHAEL HURLEY, FILTHYBIRD, MEGAFAUN, PRESTON FULP, JOE BROWN, AND MORE OF THE SOUTH’S BEST ROOTS MUSICIANS—old and new. We'll mail the CD separately to our Roots Music e-book customers at no extra charge.

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