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Carolina Beach Music
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Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 4:51 PM
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'Decoration Day' is Monday and kinda kicks off Summer in these parts.
Kids will be outa school. After sitting silent for months, folks will again show on the Clemson Lake.
It is all very exciting to me.

I play more tunes than most of yall and Summer kicks off my favorite genre -> "Carolina Beach Music"

Most folks in my neighborhood moved from up north (I consider anyone north of SC to be Yanks). Most of them are OK folks. Like most folks (even younger SC natives under 60) they have no clue what 'Carolina Beach Music' is.
I am here to help to help all.

CBM is music made popular in the 50s on the Grand Strand that carried into my era of the 60's.
To this day there are clubs and radio stations that only play this.
It is a simple music that makes your brain (and maybe you body) swing.
It aint "soul", "rock", 'blues" or "r&B', but it can be.
Best definition is "locals know it when they hear it".

"Shag" (and the tunes as to it) is the official South Carolina state dance/music by an act of our Congress.

To get my many northern friends and some here up to speed decided to share some Beach tunes from my Music Club Cloud where some of us on YardCrap swap tunes.

Tmail me for the password.

I tried to skip the old standards from the 50s we all know by heart, but some snuck in. I ended with too many. I intend to cull that back, but kicking one off is hard.

On a personal note, my two favorite tunes are relatively new - 'Ms Grace' and 'Brenda'. Try those.

download link is https://drive.proton.me/urls/RQQ4RXY1V0#luRULITHpum4

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Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 26, 2024, 5:03 PM
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Proof!

Thx for asking & bringing uP great beach music.

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Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 26, 2024, 5:19 PM
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Bill, you look real cool on the dance floor and the Shag
is a hard dance to learn. Years ago I had a friend that
transferred here from England and he told his wife,come
on honey,they are shagging at Myrtle Beach. I won't say
on here what he told me shag means in England I set him
straight.

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That happened to us as well We lived in Switzerland for a few years

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May 26, 2024, 6:32 PM
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… while our daughters were in high school. My oldest daughter had a boyfriend from England and he came to our house to meet us.

The topic of dancing came up and my wife, from the Clemson area, mentioned that she loved to shag and would a shag anytime with anyone that wanted to! 😳

My daughter came home laughing the next day after her boyfriend told her about meeting us. She told my wife the her boyfriend was flabbergasted and didn’t think my wife was so “free” so to speak! Needless to say, she indeed is NOT that free! 🤣

We’ve had a good laugh about that for many years!! 😄

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Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 26, 2024, 5:29 PM [ in reply to Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace! ]
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Looking smooth! I was taught by Jerry Green, who was taught by Shad Alberty. You probably know those names.

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You probably know those names

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May 26, 2024, 5:41 PM
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I do !

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Re: You probably know those names

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May 26, 2024, 5:51 PM
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I wish Jerry had waited a couple of years before getting married. He was on the verge of replacing Shad as the best, but Jerry’s wife was not a competition dancer.

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Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 26, 2024, 5:39 PM [ in reply to Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace! ]
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Over time Shag became competitive as to the moves. I grew up just ??

I took lessons every week from some of the best ever to take the floor around 1990 at Grouchos. I did not enjoy it as much. It was kinda different from the 60's where you just had a cold one and shook you ### a little with a beautiful girl. I prefer old style. Fun is where you find it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sae1-Pv5glI

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Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 26, 2024, 7:59 PM
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The Embers version is really good too and in my playlist as well as the original, full length version of each of the songs.💃🏼

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Class of ‘71. Went through “rat season” and glad I did.


Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 27, 2024, 6:59 PM [ in reply to Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace! ]
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Just about have the good ones covered in that medley!

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Looking damm good Bill!***

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May 27, 2024, 12:47 AM [ in reply to Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace! ]
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Re: Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace!

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May 27, 2024, 6:34 AM [ in reply to Hey TUG, I have shagged high & lo to Brenda & Ms Grace! ]
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Looking good Bill...

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 5:08 PM
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How about “You’re Just a Number in My Little Red Book”?

Miss Grace a good one too!

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Pics of FAT Harolds shag club in O.D. (Ocean Drive) SC.

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May 26, 2024, 5:21 PM
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Yes, TigerLinks..LittleRed Book is another smooth shag song and heard & danced to it a lot too~

Been out of shag dancing 9 years (age 74) due mainly to partner & breaking back/wrist but it was fun times socializing in 3 clubs we were members of (HHI, Beaufort & Charleston) and going to the SOS gatherings twice a year at O.D. (Ocean Drive SC) and dancing at Fat Harold’s (big time Clemson fan) and hearing big shag bands including TAMs.

Oh, learning a dance routine or step combination is unreal good for the mind as is the exercise is for heart & bone health.

Give it a try Boys/Girls!!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 7:41 PM [ in reply to Re: Carolina Beach Music ]
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I like Up on the Roof. I remember the original Drifters.

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 5:16 PM
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Summertime's calling me by The Catalina's is one of my favorites!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 5:29 PM
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Love General Johnson as well (Chairman of the Board)!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 5:43 PM
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Shagging music was danced to while wearing a pair of Weegans shoes.

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Weegans by Bass

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May 26, 2024, 5:49 PM
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You can still buy them at near $200.



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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 27, 2024, 4:16 AM [ in reply to Re: Carolina Beach Music ]
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I’m not into that kind of dancing but my dad loved it. I do love some of that music though especially summertime’s calling me. That’s my favorite beach music song ever 🥰

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Before the Windjammer

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May 26, 2024, 5:51 PM
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There was Art’s Seaside. Though just a tad underage I would go and enjoy the music of The Tams, The Swinging Medallions, The “Original” Drifters, Doug Clark and many more. Music, beer, girls (not necessarily in that order) and dancing! Mostly dancing the Shag.

Usually the music would start with a warm up band that consisted of the rhythm section of the main act and then the vocalists would come on and sing all the beach music hits.

It was just a wonderful time.

Go Tigers

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I'm 46 and spent many days on the "old grand strand." I love that music

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May 26, 2024, 5:52 PM
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Best times in my life

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 6:17 PM
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One of the best beach music bands of all time, General Norman Johnson & The Chairmen of the Board . . .

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h_9-Z4v7610

Growing up in a small town in Southside Virginia (Emporia) in the 1960s, I spent a good deal of time in Va Beach. Bill Deal & The Rhondells were a staple at the Peppermint Beach Club!

After graduating from Clemson in 1974, I lived in Wilmington, NC for 9 years. I got to attend a number of beach music festivals (Emerald Isle, Carolina Beach, White Lake, etc.) during those days listening to bands such as The Entertainers, North Tower, The Tams, The Fantastic Shakers, The Catalina’s and my favorite, The Band of Oz. My cousin, Jim Heidenreich was the original drummer for The Band of Oz!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 6:51 PM
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If you love beach music, then of course you have to love Jackie Gore and The Embers. Also, did anyone ever go to The Coachman???

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Southside Virginia (Emporia)

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May 26, 2024, 7:04 PM [ in reply to Re: Carolina Beach Music ]
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One of the best ever is a Virginia boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjUfsw7j4Ws

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Re: Southside Virginia (Emporia)

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May 27, 2024, 7:51 AM
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Pretty Cool tugalooriver® ... I grew up in Hampton, VA on the coast, and Emporia is 90 mins west - the gateway to I-95 and pass-through to South Hill (I-85) down to Clemson. Kind of out in the country. Nice peaceful farming place.

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Re: Southside Virginia (Emporia)

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May 27, 2024, 3:02 PM [ in reply to Southside Virginia (Emporia) ]
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Hey Tug! Didn’t Steve Jarrell start his musical career in Fredericksburg, VA?

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 27, 2024, 8:15 PM [ in reply to Re: Carolina Beach Music ]
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I met Bill Deal in the mid 90’s, he gave me a couple of CD’s. I grew up a few miles from the Peppermint Beach Club in VB. My parents were Charlestonians and were great shaggers, Dad’s favorite song was Cherry Pie by Marvin and Johnny. I used to love to go back to the low country for weddings and see the whole dance floor shagging.

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May 26, 2024, 7:12 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen the General.
Good music and good times.

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There used to be a really good radion station that ran up and down the coast

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May 26, 2024, 7:20 PM
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called "The breeze radio network" back in the 90s. It was like 4 stations from Charleston to Wilmington that played "beach boogie and blues". I recognized a lot of songs but there were also many I didn't know. It was so good to hear new to me music on the radio. I think the Windham brothers were part of it. Anyway it was good stuff and I miss that station.

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May 26, 2024, 8:15 PM
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There is a station in MB called The Surf that plays a good bit of beach music and oldies. They have an app and I listen while delivering the mail on occasion.

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I loved "The Breeze"...they actually had a station in Lexington also, which I

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May 27, 2024, 11:15 PM [ in reply to There used to be a really good radion station that ran up and down the coast ]
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listened to every morning. Woody & Leo Windham were on from 6-10 weekday mornings, I think. Besides all the typical Beach music, it's were I first heard bands like Mojo Blues Band, a German band that did some great beach tunes. Pretty sure I first heard this old Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee song on The Breeze...

https://youtu.be/HUjrgDGw1gA

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 8:01 PM
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Cmon somebody!! Playin right now

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Hey TUG, its true Shag is official SC state dance BUT

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May 26, 2024, 9:00 PM
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being an original eastern NC Tar Heeler by birth (been in SC longer though) I believe the Shag dance is also the official state dance for NC, too.

Whatever, SHAG is a wonderful, fun, creative, soul-capturing, 8-Count foot-moving Carolina treasure~

Oh, a rarely head song I occasionally shag danced to is:

Stepping Out~

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 26, 2024, 9:06 PM
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“With this ring I’ll always love you” by the platters was my first dance with my wife at our wedding. We did the shag not the conventional slow dance. I Love beach music!

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Tmail me for the password.

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May 26, 2024, 9:07 PM
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and not one has tmailed me for the password

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Tell me again what I get when I receive The password.


May 26, 2024, 9:35 PM
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That’s what she asked. Ha…

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
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The Surf 94.9 in NMB has the top 100 Beach Music songs today for Memorial Day. You can get the App.

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Mrs ALLweatherfan and I were listening to some on the boat yesterday!

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May 27, 2024, 11:46 AM
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Get on up
Hey Girl Don’t bother me
It will stand
It’s All right

Would love to hear your collection.

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"The one who thinks we can and the one who thinks we can't are both right! Which one are you, son? Which one are you, son?"


Yeah ALLweatherfan..

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May 27, 2024, 3:48 PM
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“It’s Alright” is a goodie!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 27, 2024, 7:04 PM
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Tug ......remember the Caravelles (think I got that right) when we were at Clemson. Their drummer was Phil (?) from Sumter, I think. All Clemson students.

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May 29, 2024, 7:17 AM
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I played tenor sax with the Caravelles.... good times - particularly at the Pawley's Pavillion... :)

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Forgot to answer your question


May 29, 2024, 7:23 AM
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When I played with the Caravelles, the drummer was Tom Flowe (from Charlotte, I believe). I moved to the Pieces of Eight after a bit, so there may have been a drummer named Phil at some time.

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Here you go - Phil Anderson from Sumter


May 29, 2024, 7:29 AM [ in reply to Re: Carolina Beach Music ]
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Phil was the drummer in '65-'67 - after I left:

https://heybabydays.com/Caravelles.pdf

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 27, 2024, 7:54 PM
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How could anyone not love Phoebe Cates?

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May 27, 2024, 9:10 PM
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When I lived in eastern, NC back in the 1970's there was a place to go hear music and dance out near Fasion, NC called "Lake Artesia". It was a pond out in the middle of a cornfield, but they had a band come there very Saturday night. Mostly Top 40 stuff.

In the summers, they would be open on Wednesday nights as well. They brought in groups like The Drifters, The Tams, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, etc. It was great! A small building where you could walk right up to the band. Those old guys could put on quite a show.

Nothing like driving a tractor all day in the heat...driving 40 miles out to Lake Artesia...then 40 miles back home around 2am...then back on the tractor at 7am. I'd do it all again!

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Re: Carolina Beach Music

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May 28, 2024, 6:09 AM
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I grew up in Clinton. The radio stations back then (53-56 & 58-67) played mostly beach music. We didn't know that it was a regional music (VA Beach down to Atlanta). Good stuff. When you say "beach music", most people not from the region think that you're talking about the CA variety known as surf music. Ripete Records in Elliott SC (Cootlumbia) issued a ton of beach music CDs & I have them all, I think. Cliff Ellis even had a few tunes on them. They included some local band tunes. Somehow I missed 'Brenda'. Don't remember that one. Will have to check my stash.

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Beach music is not my taste. Actually hate it. Classic rock and old country


May 28, 2024, 8:17 AM
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more to my liking.

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hate it.


May 28, 2024, 2:38 PM
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no need to choose, one can like many things

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Re: Beach music is not my taste. Actually hate it. Classic rock and old country


May 28, 2024, 7:45 PM [ in reply to Beach music is not my taste. Actually hate it. Classic rock and old country ]
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Is beach music my number one? No. I played in a band for 16 years. We played Classic Rock, Country and Motown mostly. Would I go to a beach music concert or dance? Heck yeah!!!!!!

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THE TAMS


May 28, 2024, 2:38 PM
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The top band to me is 'THE TAMS', nothing else comes close.
On a hot night with no air, these guys would work out. They were athletes in great shape.
It was standing room only every where they played.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4IezrS13cc

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Re: THE TAMS


May 28, 2024, 4:28 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLubTUsfZD8

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May 28, 2024, 5:59 PM
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Only 41 here but grew up listening to beach music and still love it. The "new" beach music such as Jim Quick etc doesn't compare to the old classics. General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board was my favorite as a kid!

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