Monday, December 13, 2010

The Oxford American 12th Annual Southern Music Edition

Every year just in time for the holidays my favorite magazine The Oxford American, a little magazine about the southern lifestyle, releases their annual southern music edition. As always, included with the magazine is a compilation CD packed with the best music you've never heard from southern artists you didn't know exist. Everything southern-tinged is on this disc, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, country, new wave, or even contemporary indie rock. This year's theme is songs from and about Alabama. Kicking off the mix is a song from Ralph "Soul" Jackson and his take on "Match Box" This song charges out of the gate with its murky saxophone and chug-a-lug boogie rhythm that speaks of Texas roadhouses. This song from a nearly forgotten artist begins this compilation in perfect fashion. This edition is on magazine racks now, so pick it up while it's still in issue.

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Ralph "Soul" Jackson - Match Box

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