The Secrets of the Shag, Pt 1
- 1 of 2 -- The 4 Attitudes to Shaggin' in 5 minutes or less
The Secrets of the Shag, Pt 1
of 2 -- The 4 Attitudes to Shaggin' in 5 minutes or less
Rare Beach & Shag mags.
to get the complete collection
Class directory click
here. (see Vol. 2, # 22, never published or released!).
It Will Stand, the first Beach Music mag
The 2012 Beach, Book & Boogie Tour
25, 2013, Reup Party, Society of Brunswick Shaggers, Oak Island, NC
26, 2013 Friends of Kilgo's Canteen Celebration, Lynn's Beach
Club, Charlotte, NC 6 to 8 pm
9, 2013 Burlington Shag Club's "Dancing With the Stars"
-- No! I'm not playing the music, I'm dancing!
15, 2013 Burlington Shag Club party, 8-12, Burlington, NC
24, 2013 Lynn's in Charlotte, sharing the stage with the
28, 2013 Duck's Beach Club, Main Street, North Myrtle
Beach. The opening of DJ Throwdown weekend with Anson
Funderburgh and Friends, Band of Oz, Fantastic Shakers, and an army
of your favorite DJs.
1st, 2013 Spanish Galleon with the Embers, 7-8 pm kickoff.
16, 2013 Lexington Shag Club, 8 to 11:30 pm.
22, 2013 TJs on High Rock Lake with Jim Quick and
Coastline & Fessa Hook
27th, 2013 Beach Music Festival Kickoff, Fayetteville, Fessa Hook
presents a History of Beach Music at 7 pm (see public library
6, 2013 Wedding reception at the Piedmont Club in
Winston Salem, NC.
12, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Entertainers, 7
13, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Carolina
Breakers, 7 p--
14, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Craig Woolard
Band, 7 p--
15, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Band of Oz, 7
16, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Entertainers, 7
17, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and TBA, 7 p--
18, 2013 Lynn's Beach Club in Charlotte for Charlotte Shag Club
20, 2013 S.O.S. at Spanish Galleon w/ Fessa Hook and Johnny Barker
Project, 7 p--
26, 2013 TJs on High Rock Lake with Band of Oz & Fessa
4, 2013 Wedding, Clemmons, NC
10, 2013 Burlington Shag Club
15, 2013 2nd Spring Festival, Winston Salem (Shag &
Beach Music--Dancing To Music We Cannot Hear)
17, 2013 TJs on High Rock Lake with Hip Pocket & Fessa
24, 2013 F.A.S.A. Fayetteville Area Shag
Beach Music and Shag evolved under different names and
styles in many places for over 60 years. Some call it good-time oldies,
Soul, and Rhythm 'n Blues. In other parts of the world the same music is
the foundation for Steppin' and Modern Soul.
This is the oldest site on the web for beach music news, beach music charts, and free Webcasts
for Beach Music from the Edge of Paradise with Fessa John Hook
(for those of you from the WBT and Beach 106 days; it was Dr. Hook at that time, but hey, I'm
evolving too!). Enjoy!
To provide the largest network of Beach Music and Shag
aficianados in the world with the history, past and present, of the music you
love. In addition, we provide access to beach music and shag dancing
history, including presentations from Shagging in the Carolinas, the Beach Music
Guide, even How to Shag (in one minute, rapidly becoming one of our most
popular, and effective, presentations).
The Endless Summer Network (currently
on hiatus) provided several
perspectives on Beach and Shag music to
listeners worldwide. #1) From the Roots in
the 40s and 50s to the Classics of the 60s, 70s and 80s, to the Great Shag hits
of the 90s and Today.
However, we know there are many of you who like yours on the
somewhat more energetic, sometimes dark, side. That's where #2 comes in--Roadhouse
Blues and Boogie: Jump Blues, Roots, and Good Time
Roadhouse music from the past and present.
We offer Specialty shows: 1 includes
Beach Music Classics, Spotlights on Artists, Special Summer Spotlights, The
great Clubs of the Past, a Special Fish Fry Show on the Weekends (which Fessa
Hook first launched over 20 years ago), Roadhouse
Retrospectives, a Roadhouse-style Fish Fry and more to come.
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Welcome to the Gateway for Beach Music and
Shag history past and present. Beach Music's 60 + year heritage is known by many names, from A to Z,
by people and fans throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world. The
All-Time Top 40 is topped by four particularly notable songs:
"Brenda" by O.C. Smith, "Lady Soul" by Temptations,
"Ms. Grace" by the Tymes and of course "Sixty Minute Man" by
Some associate Northern and Modern Soul with Beach Music
from the 60s to today. To many it is a form of Swing Music, Rhythm and Blues,
Soul music, Motown oldies, Southern Soul , Carolina Beach Music , and dances
including the Bop , the Basic , the Beach Bop , Shagging, the PC Bop , Fas Dancin , Shag ,
Soul Dancing , Shaggin or simply Diggin’ in the Sand.
Beach Music's popularity has evolved in Myrtle Beach , Charlotte ,
Raleigh , Athens , Augusta , Columbia , Florence , Sumter , Charleston ,
Savannah , Wilmington , New Bern , Chapel Hill , Goldsboro , Atlanta , Knoxville
, Johnson City , Lynchburg , Roanoke , Nashville , Jacksonville Florida , Panama
City , Danville , Richmond , Virginia Beach , Kitty Hawk , Nag’s Head , Morehead
City , Jacksonville North Carolina , Spartanburg and Greenville South Carolina ,
Rock Hill , Cheraw , Anderson , Lake Murray and hundreds of points in between.
The Beaches which cradled Beach Music and Shag , Beachdiggers , Shaggers , and Boppers include all those from the sands and
pavilions of legends like Ocean Drive , Wrightsville Beach , Carolina Beach ,
Folly Island , Tybee Beach , Atlantic Beach , Myrtle Beach , Topsail Beach ,
Minnesott Beach , Oriental Beach , Virginia Beach , Norfolk , Portsmouth ,
Mosquito Beach , Seabreeze , Shell Island , Bop City , Ocean City and more.
The Shag has been the inspiration for the South Carolina
State Dance 1984, and has spawned innumerable dance contests like the National
Shag Dance Championships , the Grand Nationals with Charlie Womble and Jackie
McGee every May in Atlanta, Georgia , S.O.S. Spring Safari and Fall Migration
and Fun Monday , the Jr Shaggers and Junior Shag Contests , Shag Instructors ,
teachers , lessons , videos , books and brochures , the Association of Beach and
Shag Club DJs, deejays, over 100 social Shag Clubs and their close cousins
the Bop Clubs , Swing Clubs , Swing Societies , Lindy Clubs and Jitterbug Clubs
throughout the U.S. and the world.
Beach Music has inspired the Cammys (the Carolina Beach
Music Awards ) , the Beach Music Awards of the 80s , the Headliners Awards , It
Will Stand Magazine , Dancing On The Edge Magazine , the Beach Music Association
International , Beach Nights Magazine , Carolina Class Magazine , The Breeze
Network , the legendary Beach 106 or WRDX , 94.9 The Surf or Beach & Boogie the
Surf , 949thesurf.com , WODR FM, the Saturday Night Beach Show with Fessa ( the former ‘ Doctor ‘ ) Hook
on WBT , Fred Fox's "Million-Dollar Oldies Weekend"
on WEWO and now on WLNC , Laurinburg, Tommy Walker's "Midnight Train" on WKDX ,
Hamlet (and later on KIX/Raleigh), Rockin' Ray Caulder on WEWO , the late Mike Shadeed of WJNC Jacksonville, N.C., Ted Ours on WFLB , Fayetteville, and Russ Spooner / WGNI , Wilmington.
Others were Bunky Odom on WLNC , or
Tommy Stanley's R & B Hour on WEWO , later on WDKD , Kingstree, WDAR ,
Darlington, WGNI , and now on WTXY Whiteville and co-host of the Sunny Beach
syndicated radio Show. And how about Dick Reus, who 'broke' "Girl Watcher" on
WLEE , Richmond and sadly passed away while still workin' the phones on Hometown
Beach ' Boogie , WTXY . Plus, the original Buddy Edwards Beach Party, on WENC
and later on WGQR . (and a guy by the name of Jim Quick started the Coastline
Band in the studios of WLNC , while he worked a weekend shift there.) John Fox,
Billy Melton, Jerry Peele, Charlie Brown, Jim Henderson, Bill Weathers, Fred
Owen, Sunny Beach..... (and more to be added).
Beach Music in one form or another has inspired Beach Music Bands galore for decades ( Embers , Fantastic Shakers , Catalinas , Tams , Coastline Band , Chairmen , Bill Deal & the Rhondels ,
Delbert McCLinton , Holiday Band , Heart and Soul , O’Kaysions , Band of Oz ,
Georgia Prophets , Billy Scott , North Tower , and more) (learn more in the Hey
Baby Days of Beach Music books by Greg Haynes ) and many other Beach Music Radio
legends like Sandy Beach , Steve Hardy , Charlie Byrd , Big John Ruth , Charlie
Brown , the Rhythm ‘n Beach Network , the Beach Music Top 40 Countdown , Rhythm
‘n Beach Classics , the Fish Fry , The Roadhouse , Luke Vail , Larry Crockett ,
Randy Rowland , Dan E. Lockemy , Billy Smith , Freakin’ Deacon , Curtiss
Carpenter , April McIntyre , the KIX Good Guys , Kebo Davis , and again dozens
Beach Music 45s , cassettes , 8 tracks , LPs , albums , CDs
, even a few movies and VHS's.
This is the Gateway.
For questions, contributions, or alliances with
the Endless Summer Network, or if you just want to send postcards or
get our business cards which were ordered online after we figured
out our income tax refund
and personal budget, here are the pertinent connections: