Oxford American's annual Southern Music Issue CD never ceases to be a pure gift for the ears -- and this year, it's even sweeter. Besides the incredible disc of blues, soul, country, rockabilly - and even funk - we get the best of Arkansas in the magazine's first-ever Southern States series. Sonny Burgess discusses his boogie urges on the main disc (and here). So great.
(An additional treat: the editors' December CD guide).