A Southern Gothic Mixtape
Here's something I worked up for my South class at Centre, an outline sketch of some roots and branches. Even though books and movies have held the big flags for Southern Gothic over the years, it's more than a little interesting to lend an ear to the soundtrack that's been out there in the swamps, hollers, and airwaves all the while.
1. Bobbie Gentry, "Ode to Billie Joe"
The gold standard. The handwritten 1967 ms. of the original 11-verse version is in the Faulkner Room at…Read more