Academic journal article Southern Cultures

Southern Side Trip

Academic journal article Southern Cultures

Southern Side Trip

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Pressed into the pages of an imagined southern music scrapbook, photos and clippings tell of the hard work, heartbreaks, late nights, and bar fights behind the major movements of our shared sonic history. Flipping through, we see jazz beneath Storyville's red lights, country music's "Big Bang" in Bristol, southern soul and rock 'n' roll painting Memphis in black and white, and the "Dirty South" rising tall above Atlanta's urban sprawl.

These remarkable cultural convergences flood our collective memory, consuming the pages of this imaginary scrapbook with grand gestures and giant personalities that obscure the people, places, and sounds in between. Like too many pictures of the Grand Canyon from a family road trip, the destination eclipses the magic of the journey. In pursuit of a more rambling route through our current aural landscape, we pulled off the main road, rolled down the windows, and drove toward the music.

Southern Side Trip Track List

1 | "Hard Times Come Again No More"

STEPHEN FOSTER, ARRANGED BY MARISA ANDERSON 3:53

Traditional and Public Domain Songs, marisaandersonmusic.com

2 | "Down In the Water" MIPSO 3:21

Faces (single), mipsomusic.com

3 | "Son Arribeno de la Sierra Gorda"

RAUL ORDUNA Y LOS TROVADORES 2:14

En Defensa de laMusica de Vara, huapangosinfronteras.com

4 | "Little Black Train" ANNA & ELIZABETH 3:38

Anna & Elizabeth, Free Dirt Records, freedirtrecords.com, annaandelizabeth.com

5 | "Car Song" SKYLAR GUDASZ 4:06

car song / dream lover (single), skylargudasz.com

6 | "Migration" SOLAR HALOS 6:53

Solar Halos, Devouter Records, devouterrecords. …

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