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Plus: Reader staff writer Kevin Warwick on rummaging for hardcore LPs and John Ciba of Edens of Soul Express on the Oxford American's Southern Music Issue

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John Ciba, Logan Hardware store manager, East of Edens Soul Express DJ

Oxford American's Southern Music Issue Every year the southern literary journal releases a state-oriented music issue, and the 13th annual focuses on Mississippi. The issue's 27-track companion disc covers vintage and current soul, jazz, punk, gospel, country, and pop from the Magnolia State, accompanying the writing of David Ritz, Nick Hornby, and lots more.

Swingin' Snowflakes Jingle Jangle Jazz Party 2011 Christmas Mix Aside from his jaw-dropping rare-jazz collection, Andy Cirzan has a large, eclectic stash of Christmas 45s and puts together a themed compilation of rare holiday sides every year. 2011 is a solid run though classic jazz from Chet Baker to Joe Wilder doing standards and originals. I've found previous years on Sound Opinions' and WXRT's websites, and are all worth looking for.

Lawrence Peters Outfit, What You Been Missin' Do you miss the Monday night front-of-bar country shows at the Hideout? Lawrence's new album conjures those days with that pedigree of players and the kind of straight-ahead George-Jones-via-grown-up-midwestern-college-rock sound that got me hanging around the Hideout in the first place.

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