Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781476667676
Available:
Release: 2018-08-08
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

Carolina Beach Music

Carolina Beach Music
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781614231806
Available:
Release: 2011-04-29
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on first-hand accounts from the legendary performers and people behind the music. Simmons reveals the true meaning behind "Oogum Boogum," uncovers just what sparked a fistfight between Ernie K. Doe and Benny Spellman at the recording session of "Te-Ta-Te-Te-Ta-Ta," and examines hundreds of other true events that shaped the sounds of Beach Music.

And The Bands Played On

And The Bands Played On
Author: Howie Thompson
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781479786978
Available:
Release: 2013-02
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As defined by Wikipedia, beach music also known as Carolina beach musi and, to a lesser extent, beach pop is a regional genre that developed from various musical styles of the forties, fifties, and sixties. These styles ranged frombig-band swing instrumentals to the more raucous sounds of blues/ jump blues, jazz, doo-wop, boogie, rhythm and blues, reggae, rockabilly, and old-time roc k and roll. Beach music is closely associated with the style of the swing dance known as the shag or the Carolina shag, which is also the official state dance of both North Carolina and South Carolina. Recordings with a 4/4 blues shuffle rhythmic structure and moderate-to-fast tempo are the most popular music for the shag, and the vast majority of the music in this genre fit that description.

Carolina Beach Music from the 60s to the 80s

Carolina Beach Music from the  60s to the  80s
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 187
ISBN: 1609497503
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: History Press (SC)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carolina Beach Music from the '60s to the '80s: TheNew Wave picks up where Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Yearsleft off, covering more of those classic beach music tunes as well as the newerself-aware songs that were the beginning of a new wave of beach music in thelate 1970s and early 1980s. This book looks at eighty recordings from the years1966 through 1982, featuring interviews and insights from the artists who sangthem, including Archie Bell, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Clyde Brown of theDrifters, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, Bobbie Smith of theSpinners, Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power, Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, BillyScott and many, many others.

Shagging in the Carolinas

Shagging in the Carolinas
Author: Fessa John Hook
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0738517518
Available:
Release: 2006-06
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hook provides a history of dance, romance, and the New South in this volume. He tells the story of how Southern society's emerging middle class embraced its multicultural roots--nurturing the evolution of Shag and Beach Music--while its political leaders continued to debate and deny the outcome of the Civil War.

Beach Music

Beach Music
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780307804730
Available:
Release: 2011-08-03
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

Carolina Beach Music from the 60s to the 80s

Carolina Beach Music from the  60s to the  80s
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781614238645
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This follow-up to Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Years looks at performers including the Drifters, the Spinners, Tower of Power, Wild Cherry, and more. Carolina Beach Music from the ’60s to the ’80s: The New Wave covers more of those classic beach music tunes as well as the increasingly self-aware songs that marked the beginning of a new wave of beach music in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This book looks at eighty recordings from the years 1966 through 1982, featuring interviews and insights from the artists who sang them, including Archie Bell, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Clyde Brown of the Drifters, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, Bobbie Smith of the Spinners, Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power, Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, Billy Scott and many, many others. Includes photos

Step It Up and Go

Step It Up and Go
Author: David Menconi
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781469659367
Available:
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina's extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state's music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions. Menconi shows how working-class roots and rebellion tie North Carolina's Piedmont blues, jazz, and bluegrass to beach music, rock, hip-hop, and more. From mill towns and mountain coves to college-town clubs and the stage of American Idol, Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, Step It Up and Go celebrates homegrown music just as essential to the state as barbecue and basketball. Spanning a century of history from the dawn of recorded music to the present, and with sidebars and photos that help reveal the many-splendored glory of North Carolina's sonic landscape, this is a must-read for every music lover.

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
Author: 'Fessa John Hook
Pages: 98
ISBN: 1469967758
Available:
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

an encyclopedia of yearly Beach Music top 40 charts 1945 to 2011

An Insider s History of the Swingin Medallions

An Insider s History of the Swingin  Medallions
Author: Carroll Bledsoe
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1984537016
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Xlibris Us
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a personal history of one of the most famous beach-music bands of the southeast. They were also a national hit with their song "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" in 1966. They released an album and several other single recordings. They are still performing today, over fifty years later. The book includes numerous photographs and stories of the band and how they have evolved over the years. These memories include those of members of the band as well as a collection of memories of fans they have touched along the way. It covers the thirty-four state tour in 1966 from Maine to California. It highlights some of the encounters with some of the biggest names in show business. It is an inside view down memory lane for the group and hopefully for the readers. They are still one of the most popular bands in the southeast.

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina
Author: Sarah Bryan,Beverly Patterson,Michelle Lanier,Titus Brooks Heagins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781469610795
Available:
Release: 2013-12-12
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach
Author: Lois Carol Wheatley
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9780738592367
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Federal Point was once the name of a peninsula 15 miles south of Wilmington, bounded by the Cape Fear River, the Myrtle Grove Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Seabreeze now line its sandy shores. Fort Fisher played a pivotal role in the Civil War, and when it fell in 1865, the Confederacy lost its last supply line. A century later, the Fort Fisher Hermit became a local legend, teaching a litany of common sense and simplicity to legions of visitors. Carolina Beach and Kure Beach suffered a spate of fires and hurricanes that destroyed amusement park rides, arcades, and especially fishing piers. Seabreeze was an all-black resort during the Jim Crow era, and its greatest legacy is the R&B music and dance of the 1940s that gave rise to today's ever-popular beach music and shag dancing. The Army Corps of Engineers created Snow's Cut in 1930, connecting the river to the sound and turning the peninsula into an island that is now known as Pleasure Island.

How to Read a North Carolina Beach

How to Read a North Carolina Beach
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,Tracy Monegan Rice,William J. Neal
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781469619675
Available:
Release: 2014-06-30
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story. Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

And The Bands Played On

And The Bands Played On
Author: Howie Thompson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781479786992
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As defined by Wikipedia, beach music—also known as Carolina beach musi and, to a lesser extent, beach pop—is a regional genre that developed from various musical styles of the forties, fifties, and sixties. These styles ranged frombig-band swing instrumentals to the more raucous sounds of blues/ jump blues, jazz, doo-wop, boogie, rhythm and blues, reggae, rockabilly, and old-time roc k and roll. Beach music is closely associated with the style of the swing dance known as the shag or the Carolina shag, which is also the official state dance of both North Carolina and South Carolina. Recordings with a 4/4 blues shuffle rhythmic structure and moderate-to-fast tempo are the most popular music for the shag, and the vast majority of the music in this genre fit that description.

North Carolina

North Carolina
Author: Sheila Turnage
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781400009046
Available:
Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: Compass Amer Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covering cities, states, and regions of the United States, these richly illustrated handbooks capture the character and culture of important American destinations, along with topical essays, color maps, and capsule reviews of restaurants and hotels.

Beach music

Beach music
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 701
ISBN: 2226087710
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Installé à Rome avec sa fille Leah, Jack McCall s'est juré de ne plus revenir à Waterford, sa ville de Caroline du Sud, que le suicide de sa femme Shylla et le procès intenté contre lui par sa belle-famille l'ont poussé à quitter. Un télégramme lui annonçant l'agonie de sa mère va cependant le faire changer d'avis. Dès l'arrivée, face à son père, face aux parents de Shylla hantés par les souvenirs de la Seconde Guerre, face à son frère John, le déséquilibré mental, à son vieux copain Mike qui veut lui faire écrire un scénario pour Hollywood sur leurs années soixante, les souvenirs affluent... Des souvenirs où les drames de chacun renvoient aux commotions de l'Histoire, de l'Holocauste à la guerre du Viêtnam, à tout un passé chaotique vis-à-vis duquel Jack devra trouver le chemin de la réconciliation. Les forêts et les marécages de Caroline du Sud, les plages et les parties de pêche de l'enfance entourent d'une poésie sauvage cette saga aux mille ramifications, où le drame, l'émotion, le rire s'entremêlent à chaque page.

Save the Last Dance for Me

Save the Last Dance for Me
Author: Phil Sawyer,Thomas M. Poland
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1611170877
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A history of the shag, South Carolina's state dance, and of the Society of Stranders, an organization of of dance clubs devoted to the shag and its culture"--

Inseverable

Inseverable
Author: Cecy Robson
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780997194722
Available:
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Cecy Robson, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fodor s the Carolinas and Georgia

Fodor s the Carolinas and Georgia
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff,Christine Anderson
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9781400005246
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Fodors Travel Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes points of interest in each state, recommends restaurants and hotels, and includes information on shopping, transportation, entertainment, and historical sites.

Crazy Beach

Crazy Beach
Author: L. Welborn
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1983749303
Available:
Release: 2018-02-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Visit Crazy Beach for a wild ride jammed with hilarious adolescent mischief, teenage lust, and an unforgettable band of misfits calling the little island home. An instantly entertaining trek embedding into your heart forever the soundtrack of boyhood adventure, the girls of summer, and a journey to Woodstock through the eyes of an 11-year old stowaway. Action on the island reveals the secrets of The Wave Theatre, shenanigans on the boardwalk, an idyllic oceanfront beach cottage, and a grand old pier serving as the story's heartbeat. The boardwalk explodes with the exploits of Lenny's crew, including scamming tourists, running from the cops, and the joy of discovering The Seven Wonders of Boyhood. On the more reflective side, like "The Last Picture Show" or "Prince of Tides" it's a look at how love, absence, and loss shape us.