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Beach Music n Northernsoul

Beach V Northernsoul

For more years than I care to remember, I have been proud in the knowledge that our little Northernsoul community have saved, or at least cherished some of the abandoned and forgotten American Soul tracks. We all know the story of black soul artists coming over to perform for or little clique and being blown away at the response this side of the pond due to the fact that they are more often than not obscure and forgotten back home.

Beach music, I must confess to not knowing very much about this subject but every now and again I find out that one of our adopted US tracks isn't the forgotten and abandoned track as we often assume, some of them enjoy a lease of life as part of the US Beach Scene, if that's the right terminology?

My first ever ignorant fumble into Beach Music was courtesy of The Futures Party Time Man.

I was mindlessly Youtubing music, as you do and came across the Beach boys playing Papa Oom-Mow-Mow, can any one throw any light onto Beach music for me please, how many cross pollinating tracks are there and what size of following and who by is beach Music?

Is it any thing like the UK Northernsoul Scene?

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its a scene in America as far as i am aware mostly around the the carolinas. They revere a lot of the same music we do but a lot of the music seems to be new records made in the style of the drifters et al, My rugby club went on tour to America in the late ninties and went to a beach music night with a live band they said it was a cross between "animal house and lemon popsicle /porkies" . Their words not mine but they said they had a great time.

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Harry Deal & the Galaxies - I still love you

huge on the 'northern' scene but very much a beach type sound from a beach type band. a nice tune with a lovely keyboard riff

DEBBIE-I LOVE THIS TRACK!, IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR IT AT BRIDLINGTON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JUST HAD TO HAVE A DANCE!

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When I was watching live bands in the mid-60's it seemed that every one that hadn't made the charts was doing either Soul/R&B covers or Surf covers (Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Surfaris etc. etc).

Keith Moon of the Who was a big Surf fan and I am sure he actually sat in as drummer at a Beach Boys gig in the U.K.

One of the VERY VERY best bands I remember from that era was called Tony Rivers & the Castaways. The name will tell you which category they fitted into.

They hailed from East London of all places!!

Their recorded stuff never seemed to live up to their live performances - but below is a little taster.

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When I was watching live bands in the mid-60's it seemed that every one that hadn't made the charts was doing either Soul/R&B covers or Surf covers (Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Surfaris etc. etc).

Keith Moon of the Who was a big Surf fan and I am sure he actually sat in as drummer at a Beach Boys gig in the U.K.

One of the VERY VERY best bands I remember from that era was called Tony Rivers & the Castaways. The name will tell you which category they fitted into.

They hailed from East London of all places!!

Their recorded stuff never seemed to live up to their live performances - but below is a little taster.

I think Beach Music and surf Music are two very separate things.

Surf music is sixties harmonizing made popular by The Beach Boys.

Beach Music I think is more RnB influenced slower Rock with a dance a little like a slower Jitterbug called the Shag?

That's about as much as I know apart from us sharing some of the tracks that have entered into our Northernsoul Culture.

My reference to The Beach Boys was due to shared tracks Papa oow mow mow done by played at The Casino by The Rivingtons and The Sharonattes?

I think Gary Gliter did it as well................ Papa Oow Mow mow that is......

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Again this information is second hand from American guys i have spoken to. Beach Music is so called as its a type of sound that brings back memories of American holiday camps like in Dirty Dancing and holiday sites such as fort Sumptar in the movie Shag because most of these places were on the coast the genre became known as beach music to the fans.

Imber Boy is right about the dancing being partner influenced and like slow jive/Ceroc in style.

I was also told that it was called beach music 'cause it was happy. :thumbup:

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Classic Carolinas

Beach Music

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Do you remember visiting the Pad, or the Barrel, the Embers Club, the Cellar....

Each name is a link to a page with the best possible package reflecting the Greatest hits of each artist.

Catalinas - since 1958, one of the Carolina's top acts!!

Clifford Curry - She shot a hole in his soul!

Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts - Not a frat party without them - "Don't wear the pink dress

Drifters - The Greatest Beach Music group of all-time!!

Embers - from Bobby & Jackie to today's group, still show stoppers!!

Fantastic Shakers - Bo and the boys - If you've seen them, you know they are Fantastic!

Bob Meyer & the Riveras - Bob's career after leaving the Catalinas

Poor Souls - Butch& Bobby and their crazy antics and great vocals!!

Billy Scott (Georgia Prophets) - Many miles up & down the road & still crankin'

Showmen/Chairmen of the Board - General Norman Johnson... need we say more!!

Swinging Medallions - Take a double shot of this rare stuff!!

Tams - if you have never seen them, shame on you... you can hear them now!!

marching on together

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Hi Simon post-8338-12462783381144.gif

I have a friend in the States who I met on a NS site about 10 years ago. He was brought up on the beach music scene in South Carolina, and there are a lot of crossover tracks. He's been over here to visit a couple of times and came to the 100 Club and Bisley, and was amazed when he heard some tunes that are played in both scenes. Their dancing (shagging!) is very different in they dance in couples, but the really good dancers are great to watch.

Here are some shaggers on YouTube, ooer matron. Different moves, same trousers laugh.gif

And see below a top 100 list of beach tunes, but you have to bear in mind that these are a bit like a Kev Roberts northern top 100, in that they've been played for donkey's years and certainly won't be cutting edge. Beach afficionados seem to be a little more, ahem, open to embracing current soul tunes than a lot of folks in this country.

Theresa x

1. Sixty Minute Man - Dominoes

2. Carolina Girls - General Johnson & the Chairmen

3. I Love Beach Music - Embers

4. Ms. Grace - Tymes

5. Summertime's Calling Me - Catalinas

6. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

7. My Girl - Temptations

8. Cool Me Out - Lamont Dozier

9. Under The Boardwalk - Drifters

10. Myrtle Beach Days - Fantastic Shakers

11. Brenda - O.C. Smith

12. One Mint Julep - Clovers

13. It Will Stand - Showmen

14. Rainy Day Bells - Globetrotters

15. Lady Soul - Temptations

16. Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - Tams

17. You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book - Drifters

18. Hey Baby - Bruce Channel

19. With This Ring - Platters

20. Nip Sip - Clovers

21. Party Time Man - Futures

22. Club Savoy - Rockin' Louie & The Mamma Jammers

23. Thank You John - Willie Tee

24. Think - Five Royales

25. (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out - Jerry Butler

26. My Guy - Mary Wells

27. Come Get To This - Marvin Gaye

28. You Bring Out The Boogie In Me - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

29. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis

30. 39-21-46 - Showmen

31. Green Eyes - Ravens

32. It Ain't No Big Thing - Radiants

33. Work With Me Annie - Midnighters

34. Anna - Arthur Alexander

35. Don't Drop It - Wilbert Harrison

36. It's All Right - Impressions

37. Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Four Tops

38. Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris

39. I Got The Fever - Prophets

40. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima

41. Safronia B - Calvin Boze

42. Going Back To Louisiana - Delbert McClinton

43. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Coasters

44. This Old Heart Of Mine - Isley Brothers

45. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye

46. You're So Fine - Falcons

47. Searchin' - Coasters

48. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee

49. The Entertainer - Tony Clarke

50. Lipstick Traces - Benny Spellman

51. She Shot A Hole In My Soul - Clifford Curry

52. Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen Of The Board

53. Just One Look - Doris Troy

54. But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson

55. What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - Tams

56. I Need Your Loving - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

57. Easy Comin' Out (Hard Goin' In) - William Bell

58. Girl Watcher - O'Kaysions

59. White Cliffs Of Dover - Checkers

60. Annie Had A Baby - Midnighters

61. I Do Love You - Billy Stewart

62. A Quiet Place - Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters

63. Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - Drifters

64. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops

65. Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - Gloria Hardiman

66. Something Old, Something New - Fantastics

67. It Started With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate

68. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

69. Shakin' The Shack - Fantastic Shakers

70. I Used To Cry Mercy, Mercy - Lamplighters

71. Walking Up A One Way Street - Willie Tee

72. Surely I Love You - Rosco Gordon

73. Kidnapper - Jewell & the Rubies

74. More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase

75. Across The Street - Lenny O'Henry

76. Mercy Mr. Percy - Varetta Dillard

77. Jamie - Eddie Holland

78. I Got Loaded - Peppermint Harris

79. Hold Back The Night - Trammps

80. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - Swingin' Medallions

81. Wee Baby Blues - Joe Turner

82. Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson

83. That's Summertime To Me - Dale Van Horn

84. Rub A Little Boogie - Champion Jack Dupree

85. Flamingo - Earl Bostic

86. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown

87. Smoky Places - Corsairs

88. Cry To Me - Solomon Burke

89. I Love You 1,000 Times - Platters

90. Searching For My Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces

91. Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn

92. May I - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

93. I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind - Four Tops

94. Would You Believe - Tempests

95. Candy - Astors

96. The Last Of The Good Rocking Men - Four Jacks

97. I'm Gonna Miss You - Artistics

98. Ocean Boulevard - Band Of Oz

99. Love Makes The World Go Round - Deon Jackson

100. Bless Your Heart - General Johnson & the Chairmen

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When I was watching live bands in the mid-60's it seemed that every one that hadn't made the charts was doing either Soul/R&B covers or Surf covers (Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Surfaris etc. etc).

Keith Moon of the Who was a big Surf fan and I am sure he actually sat in as drummer at a Beach Boys gig in the U.K.

One of the VERY VERY best bands I remember from that era was called Tony Rivers & the Castaways. The name will tell you which category they fitted into.

They hailed from East London of all places!!

Their recorded stuff never seemed to live up to their live performances - but below is a little taster.

Yeah it's a different type of music - Tony Rivers & The Castaways played west coast harmony pop - Beach Music really doesn't have that many similarities with Northern Soul apart from the fact they dance to SOME old r&b records

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Ooooooh err matron!

Theresa you beat me to it!

I have just spent an enjoyable half hour on Youtube watching some incredible dancing "Shagging"

I can quite honestly say that there aren't many ladies on the scene that I wouldn't shag!!!

No that's not true coz I would get all greedy and dance on my own, Ooooooh err matron!

Top tip Youtube Shag

Theresa, not been out for a while and wont be for anther three weeks while we have these two little Belarusian girls over so see you soon xx

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Theresa, not been out for a while and wont be for anther three weeks while we have these two little Belarusian girls over so see you soon xx

Ahh, off topic I know, but have you got the girls over on holiday so they get a break from the radiation? I was thinking of doing that and wondered what it was like. Send me a PM x

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Ahh, off topic I know, but have you got the girls over on holiday so they get a break from the radiation? I was thinking of doing that and wondered what it was like. Send me a PM x

For some reason as soon as I select PM my page locks?

Theresa ring me, My Mobile number is 07877333236 and my land line is 0114 2838923

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Pete I recon there are a few tracks that cross over but the scene seams very familiar:

Predominately white people, the cloths look nigh on the same with the smart casual look, and take away the couples and the dancing looks closer to ors than any thing I have seen?

Going back to the music, it sounds like a typical RnB room to my un trained ear?

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I've got loads of Beach stuff, Simon.

The UK scene has been playing their stuff since the early 80's.

Such 45's as the Fantastic Shakers massive 'Northern' track "Biggest Mistake" and Debby Dobbins "Glad I Found You" were big 'made for the market' Beach tunes.

More recently General Johnson's Surfside hit "Bless Your Heart" also found Northern acclaim.

Embers "Watch out Girl" is a Beach indemander along with pretty much everything by Willie Tee and the Tams (Don't you recall "There Aint Nothing Like Shagging" being a UK hit a few years ago?).

Theres a HUGE number of CD compilations with tracks suited to both scenes (some issued by Kev Roberts - and pretty good too!).

Examples (there are loads up on eBay)...

Beach Music Classics, Vol.1

1. There's Gonna Be a Showdown - Archie Bell & The Drells 2. Nip Sip - The Clovers 3. You're the Boss - LaVern Baker/Jimmy Ricks4. Thank You John - Willie Tee 5. Too Weak to Fight - Clarence Carter 6. Think a Little Sugar - Barbara Lewis 7. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart - The Coasters 8. One Way Love - The Drifters 9. Across the Street - Lenny O'Henry 10. Shame, Shame - Magic Lanterns

Beach Music Classics, Vol.1

1. Do You Believe in Love at First Sight - Dionne Warwick 2. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton 3. Love Land - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band/The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band 4. You Don't Need a Gypsy - Robert John 5. Magic in the Moonlight - The Spinners 6. I've Got Sand in My Shoes - The Drifters 7. Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown 8. Morning, Noon and Night - Joe Turner 9. Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee 10. Walking up a One Way Street - Willie Tee.

Don't know about you but I'd be happy to hear most from that little lot on a night out!

:thumbup:

Sean

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Actually Sean it was "Far away places" not "Watch out girl" that got plays,hence BMR bootleg.

Here's a link to remake of Kurt Harris. Just heard it on Beach Radio. Thought it sounded different.

http://www.paulcrave.../biography.html

ROD

Agreed Rod. There've been several 'Beach' related boots of 'Far Away Places', that I'm aware of.

Think anything by the Embers is pretty Hot in the Carolinas.

For you Simon, Just found this Shaggin' CD comp with a load of 'Northern' related tracks (Bob Collins, Dynamic Upsetters, Embers, Tams, Fantastic Shakers etc.).

http://cgi.ebay.com/Various-Artists-There-Aint-Nothing-Like-Shaggin_W0QQitemZ180318302463QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL?hash=item29fbcef0ff&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177&_trkparms=240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

A lot of music for 3 quid!

Also, an interesting YouTube vid of The Embers performing 'Far Away Places'.

:-)

Sean

Aint Nothing Like Shaggin CD

1. Gene Barbour - I Need You 2. The Fabulous Kays - Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You 3. Debbie Dobbins - How You Gonna Feel 4. The Fantastic Shakers - Somebody's Taken Your Place 5. Cannonball - You Keep Telling Me Yes 6. Billy Scott and the Prophets - I Got The Fever 7. The Fabulous Kays - Temporarily Out Of Order 8. The Showmen - A Little Bit More Love 9. The Generation - Hold On 10. Grand Strand - A Little Misunderstanding 11. The Entertainers - Love You Like I Never Loved Before 12. The Embers - Watch Out Girl 13. Men of Distinction - You've Got To Earn It 14. The Embers - Just Crazy 'Bout You Baby 15. The Holiday Band - The Sweetest Thing 16. The Tams - There Ain't Nothing Like Shaggin' 17. The Fantastic Shakers - The Biggest Mistake 18. Men of Distinction - It Won't Be Like This Always 19. Soul Inc. - What Goes Up (Must Come Down) 20. Holiday Band - I'm Man Enough 21. The Dynamic Upsetters - I Want A Man Who Can Shag With Me 22. Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5 - Inventory On Heartaches 23. Chairman of the Board - Bless Your Heart 24. Debbie Dobbins - Glad I Found You.

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Aint Nothing Like Shaggin CD

1. Gene Barbour - I Need You 2. The Fabulous Kays - Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You 3. Debbie Dobbins - How You Gonna Feel 4. The Fantastic Shakers - Somebody's Taken Your Place 5. Cannonball - You Keep Telling Me Yes 6. Billy Scott and the Prophets - I Got The Fever 7. The Fabulous Kays - Temporarily Out Of Order 8. The Showmen - A Little Bit More Love 9. The Generation - Hold On 10. Grand Strand - A Little Misunderstanding 11. The Entertainers - Love You Like I Never Loved Before 12. The Embers - Watch Out Girl 13. Men of Distinction - You've Got To Earn It 14. The Embers - Just Crazy 'Bout You Baby 15. The Holiday Band - The Sweetest Thing 16. The Tams - There Ain't Nothing Like Shaggin' 17. The Fantastic Shakers - The Biggest Mistake 18. Men of Distinction - It Won't Be Like This Always 19. Soul Inc. - What Goes Up (Must Come Down) 20. Holiday Band - I'm Man Enough 21. The Dynamic Upsetters - I Want A Man Who Can Shag With Me 22. Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5 - Inventory On Heartaches 23. Chairman of the Board - Bless Your Heart 24. Debbie Dobbins - Glad I Found You.

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Aint Nothing Like Shaggin CD

1. Gene Barbour - I Need You 2. The Fabulous Kays - Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You 3. Debbie Dobbins - How You Gonna Feel 4. The Fantastic Shakers - Somebody's Taken Your Place 5. Cannonball - You Keep Telling Me Yes 6. Billy Scott and the Prophets - I Got The Fever 7. The Fabulous Kays - Temporarily Out Of Order 8. The Showmen - A Little Bit More Love 9. The Generation - Hold On 10. Grand Strand - A Little Misunderstanding 11. The Entertainers - Love You Like I Never Loved Before 12. The Embers - Watch Out Girl 13. Men of Distinction - You've Got To Earn It 14. The Embers - Just Crazy 'Bout You Baby 15. The Holiday Band - The Sweetest Thing 16. The Tams - There Ain't Nothing Like Shaggin' 17. The Fantastic Shakers - The Biggest Mistake 18. Men of Distinction - It Won't Be Like This Always 19. Soul Inc. - What Goes Up (Must Come Down) 20. Holiday Band - I'm Man Enough 21. The Dynamic Upsetters - I Want A Man Who Can Shag With Me 22. Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5 - Inventory On Heartaches 23. Chairman of the Board - Bless Your Heart 24. Debbie Dobbins - Glad I Found You.

This was at Number one the Dearne Area of South Yorkshire for years :rolleyes:

Malc Burton

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As was, the follow up... 'I Want A Sheep' etc?

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I've lived in North Carolina twice in the early 90's and early 00's, plus I've visited nearly every year for decades. If you want to compare the Northern Scene and the Beach Music Scene then the biggest similarities are:-

- It's all about the tempo / beat, that's why records from different sources were popular on both scenes.

- They bootleg everything!

- They make 'tailor made' tracks.

- The majority of people are over 50.

- There are lots of record collectors on both scenes.

- They are both very passionate about their music.

It's called Beach Music because it started on the (Myrtle) beach on the NC coastline. Nowadays it's all CDs. Having been around both scenes I think they are very similar, Cheers, Ady

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Hi Simon post-8338-12462783381144.gif

I have a friend in the States who I met on a NS site about 10 years ago. He was brought up on the beach music scene in South Carolina, and there are a lot of crossover tracks. He's been over here to visit a couple of times and came to the 100 Club and Bisley, and was amazed when he heard some tunes that are played in both scenes. Their dancing (shagging!) is very different in they dance in couples, but the really good dancers are great to watch.

Here are some shaggers on YouTube, ooer matron. Different moves, same trousers laugh.gif

And see below a top 100 list of beach tunes, but you have to bear in mind that these are a bit like a Kev Roberts northern top 100, in that they've been played for donkey's years and certainly won't be cutting edge. Beach afficionados seem to be a little more, ahem, open to embracing current soul tunes than a lot of folks in this country.

Theresa x

1. Sixty Minute Man - Dominoes

2. Carolina Girls - General Johnson & the Chairmen

3. I Love Beach Music - Embers

4. Ms. Grace - Tymes

5. Summertime's Calling Me - Catalinas

6. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

7. My Girl - Temptations

8. Cool Me Out - Lamont Dozier

9. Under The Boardwalk - Drifters

10. Myrtle Beach Days - Fantastic Shakers

11. Brenda - O.C. Smith

12. One Mint Julep - Clovers

13. It Will Stand - Showmen

14. Rainy Day Bells - Globetrotters

15. Lady Soul - Temptations

16. Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - Tams

17. You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book - Drifters

18. Hey Baby - Bruce Channel

19. With This Ring - Platters

20. Nip Sip - Clovers

21. Party Time Man - Futures

22. Club Savoy - Rockin' Louie & The Mamma Jammers

23. Thank You John - Willie Tee

24. Think - Five Royales

25. (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out - Jerry Butler

26. My Guy - Mary Wells

27. Come Get To This - Marvin Gaye

28. You Bring Out The Boogie In Me - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

29. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis

30. 39-21-46 - Showmen

31. Green Eyes - Ravens

32. It Ain't No Big Thing - Radiants

33. Work With Me Annie - Midnighters

34. Anna - Arthur Alexander

35. Don't Drop It - Wilbert Harrison

36. It's All Right - Impressions

37. Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Four Tops

38. Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris

39. I Got The Fever - Prophets

40. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima

41. Safronia B - Calvin Boze

42. Going Back To Louisiana - Delbert McClinton

43. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Coasters

44. This Old Heart Of Mine - Isley Brothers

45. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye

46. You're So Fine - Falcons

47. Searchin' - Coasters

48. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee

49. The Entertainer - Tony Clarke

50. Lipstick Traces - Benny Spellman

51. She Shot A Hole In My Soul - Clifford Curry

52. Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen Of The Board

53. Just One Look - Doris Troy

54. But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson

55. What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - Tams

56. I Need Your Loving - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

57. Easy Comin' Out (Hard Goin' In) - William Bell

58. Girl Watcher - O'Kaysions

59. White Cliffs Of Dover - Checkers

60. Annie Had A Baby - Midnighters

61. I Do Love You - Billy Stewart

62. A Quiet Place - Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters

63. Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - Drifters

64. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops

65. Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - Gloria Hardiman

66. Something Old, Something New - Fantastics

67. It Started With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate

68. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

69. Shakin' The Shack - Fantastic Shakers

70. I Used To Cry Mercy, Mercy - Lamplighters

71. Walking Up A One Way Street - Willie Tee

72. Surely I Love You - Rosco Gordon

73. Kidnapper - Jewell & the Rubies

74. More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase

75. Across The Street - Lenny O'Henry

76. Mercy Mr. Percy - Varetta Dillard

77. Jamie - Eddie Holland

78. I Got Loaded - Peppermint Harris

79. Hold Back The Night - Trammps

80. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - Swingin' Medallions

81. Wee Baby Blues - Joe Turner

82. Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson

83. That's Summertime To Me - Dale Van Horn

84. Rub A Little Boogie - Champion Jack Dupree

85. Flamingo - Earl Bostic

86. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown

87. Smoky Places - Corsairs

88. Cry To Me - Solomon Burke

89. I Love You 1,000 Times - Platters

90. Searching For My Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces

91. Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn

92. May I - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

93. I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind - Four Tops

94. Would You Believe - Tempests

95. Candy - Astors

96. The Last Of The Good Rocking Men - Four Jacks

97. I'm Gonna Miss You - Artistics

98. Ocean Boulevard - Band Of Oz

99. Love Makes The World Go Round - Deon Jackson

100. Bless Your Heart - General Johnson & the Chairmen

Excellent video, some great moves keep it away from the wife though

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Back in 2005 RealSide Records scored in one of Beach Charts with several artists.Jacqui Williams, Leonie Parker and ex Drifter Roy Hemmings all got regular plays.the BIG track was Hold on to the Blues by Lonne Givens.

Heres the story...

Looking for a new track for RealSide to release I heard Rob Hurcombe play the tune at a soul night in Worcester.It sounded great and and via the writer Walter Thomas we contacted Lonne and licensed it for release.A promo cdr was sent to Kev Roberts who played it on his radio show which was also broadcast in the Carolinas. A deejay in the Carolinas lifted the track and started playing it and then it just exploded on the Beach Scene.It spent over 75 weeks in the Beach Charts mostly at Number One or in the top 5 and iiiwas voted the Number One Beach Record for the year 2005.

How i s that for selling coals to Newcasltle or in this case selling Soul to Mytle Beach?

Chicago based Lonne is now an established artist on the Beach Scene having recently scored another no 1 hit with Hey Mr Deejay (on another label) .Writer Walter Thomas' version was released on a very limited promo on RealSide and also got plays.

Our recent Angel Rissoff release was also very popular on the Beach Scene and our next release will be a Beach number one from Rhonda McDaniel.More info on that one soon.

All abit strange as there is no beach in Kidderminster, although the Glades does have a wave machine.

check out some of the RealSide Beach Hits! at www.realsiderecords.co.uk

regards

francis t

realsiderecords

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Our recent Angel Rissoff release was also very popular on the Beach Scene and our next release will be a Beach number one from Rhonda McDaniel.More info on that one soon.

All abit strange as there is no beach in Kidderminster, although the Glades does have a wave machine.

check out some of the RealSide Beach Hits! at www.realsiderecords.co.uk

regards

francis t

realsiderecords

Superb stuff.

Master 'Plugger' Francis T. strikes again!

Look forward to seeing you on Friday, Francis.

:thumbup:

Sean

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I've lived in North Carolina twice in the early 90's and early 00's, plus I've visited nearly every year for decades. If you want to compare the Northern Scene and the Beach Music Scene then the biggest similarities are:-

- It's all about the tempo / beat, that's why records from different sources were popular on both scenes.

- They bootleg everything!

- They make 'tailor made' tracks.

- The majority of people are over 50.

- There are lots of record collectors on both scenes.

- They are both very passionate about their music.

It's called Beach Music because it started on the (Myrtle) beach on the NC coastline. Nowadays it's all CDs. Having been around both scenes I think they are very similar, Cheers, Ady

I was trawling through the vinyl at Tower Records in Los Angeles whilst on holiday back in 1983 and came across two albums;

The Beat Of The Beach from Arista and Endless Beach on Epic.

The Arista one included Right Here In The Palm Of My Hand- Garnett Mimms,Only Love Can Mend A Broken Heart-General Johnson, Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl-Patti and the Emblems as well as well known tracks by the Purify's, Trammp's, O'Jay.s,Clifford Curry,The Van Dykes and Shirley and the Shirelles.

Endless Beach included- If You Don't Want My Love and Who Could Ever Believe It-by Robert John, Everybody Loves A Good Time,We're Gonna Get Married and Mama Didn't Know-by Major Lance, We're Acting Like Lover's by The Spellbinders,And You Know It and You Ought To Be Having Fun by The Tower Of Power,Nevertheless and I'm Just A Man By Billy Butler, People and The Love That You're Looking For by The Tyme's amongst others.

I seem to recall buying Gone Fishin' by General Johnson/Chairmen on US when first issued but cannot recall the year, but these two albums were my first real introduction to Beach Music.

Steve

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