Tuesday, April 06 2021
On April 6, 2021 big news for shaggers and Beach Music fans came in the form of a Facebook post from Lulu Quick-Rigsby. The post read: "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ...As I’ve been saying the minute I find out the SAVE THE DATE...you would be the first to know. Get those calendars out and dust off your shoes...The House The Fat Man Built will open the doors on Thursday, April 22nd at 4pm. I’m so excited, I’m shaking in my shoes"
At the time of this article, the post on the Fat Harold's Facebook page had been shared 285 times and followers of the page were commenting in celebration of the announcement. The club closed it's doors on March 18, 2020 by orders of the Governor of South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we're so happy to see they're going to be able to re-open the doors in just a couple of weeks. Be sure to head over to their Facebook page and follow them for club updates.
Tuesday, April 06 2021
There's a new feature on BeachMusic45 that features Craig Fleming. His first article titled "Inside the Music" was released on April 5, 2021 and it focused on all of the music released thus far in 2021. Craig said he "will be providing various content which will probably vary from month to month. My main focus will be providing information on new music being released into the market, but I don't want to lock myself into a particular category of information. I simply want to provide content that is relevant and promotes this music we all love! This first edition of Inside The Music is dedicated to the memory of three of my greatest supporters of this website: Neal "Soul Dog" Furr, Paul Craver, and Bobby Simmons. I know these dear friends of mine are grooving together in Beach Music heaven! I would love to be a part of that party!"
This is great news and we're looking foward to reading the articles and if you'd like to read his first edition, you can view on their website. Congratulations to Craig and what a great job Pat and Robin have done with the recent upgrades on the website.
Saturday, April 03 2021
We have great news to pass along about North Tower member Johnny Hopkins. On Saturday, April 3, 2021 Larry Dean shared the following: "To all of our North Tower friends and Johnny Hopkins friends I’m happy to report that Johnny returned home from the hospital today.I’m glad to see that big smile.Keep Johnny in your prayers as he continues his recovery. In the immortal words of Chuck Berry “Go Johnny go go go”
We'll continue to keep Johnny in our prayers here at Flip Flop Live as will so many others. Such great news on Easter weekend!
Tuesday, March 30 2021
The Feature Attraction Band's newest original release can be heard right here, March 31, 2021 at 7:00PM and on our YouTube channel.
Sunday, March 21 2021
Dustin Ahkuoi and his father, Issy AhKuoi will appear on a PBS children's program called "Classroom Connection" where they will sing several songs together. Of course we all know Dustin from the Band of Oz but we also enjoy the Facebook live videos of him and Issy performing various songs many times from their home or backyard. The PBS special will air, Monday, March 22, 2021 and Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:00AM on UNC-TV and it can be streamed from their website.
Dustin's original post reads:
Wednesday, March 17 2021
In a Facebook post on March 17, 2021, the Holiday Band announced the addition of their newest member, Vic Wheeler. Their post read: "Please welcome Vic Wheeler to The Holiday Band!!! After attending Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, Vic began his music career playing gigs on the west coast. After retuning to the east coast, Vic and his wife Kathy worked out of Orlando Fla and toured the southeast for many years. After returning to North Carolina, Vic has played with several well known regional bands including The Breeze Band and The Entertainers. Vic is a talented guitarist and singer and The Holiday Band is excited to have him be a part of our family!"
We look forward to attending an upcoming show and meeting Vic.
Tuesday, March 16 2021
The updated 2021 SOS and ACSC workshop dates were shared by Vickie Gilreath Harrison on the Society of Stranders Facebook group on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Those dates include:
Summer Workshop Cancelled
A message from ACSC Chairmen Robin Morley was also shared by the Northern Virginia Shag Club on their Facebook page along with a note from the ACSC Secretary Becky Berry that we've included below.
𝗔 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗖𝗦𝗖 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 - 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘆
Welcome Spring and ACSC Presidents,
Spring is upon us with flowers blooming and some warm temperatures. It is welcome relief for all of us. I have had the pleasure of speaking to so many of you. I want to share just a few ideas and suggestions as we all prepare for days ahead. Reading your newsletters has been such a delight for me. It truly brings excitement in planning for future events. A few ideas and suggestions:
When contacting your dance venues, please ask about what guidelines they are following concerning Covid-19. Let us all remember that the confidence level of our membership is crucial. If perhaps you have lost your venue to dance appoint a committee to help you search your options. I do believe that folks are ready to be involved in the rebuilding process.Use the great resource we all have and that is outdoors. People feel confident outdoors while trying to social distance etc. Many clubs are doing members only parties initially. Great ideas in building confidence and your members will share with prospective members the guidelines that you are following.
Communication has been one topic that we have stressed over the last year. It is your responsibility to your membership. Let us never forget that your membership puts their trust and faith in you, board members and officers. This is another good idea of having a communication committee of selected people. Many clubs have zoom board meetings and one club is having a zoom anniversary party. I genuinely think this is a great idea and folks are signing up.
It's C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N TIME!
We all have seen on our SOS FB Page the term used, SOS Strong! Our organizations partner together to make your experience safe and enjoyable. Our SOS dates are June 19-26th, 2021. Wanda Cavin, our SOS Secretary, shared that we have many shag clubs with 2020 SOS cards. The 2020 card is good only thru Dec.31, 2021. Please send your data to Wanda Cavin 134 Venus Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 704.528.3330. Please contact Wanda is you need additional cards. Please send club checks to SOS P.O. Box 4456, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597.
In closing, again we must partner together to start our rebuilding, growth and preservation of the Carolina Shag, SOS and ACSC.
Please feel free to contact me with concerns and suggestions.
Robin Morley, ACSC Chairman, email@example.com, 828.443.5995
𝗔 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗖𝗦𝗖 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 - 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆
Are you a new President for your club?? If you have not updated your ONLINE "Shag Club Update Form" please go to the SOS Official Website and follow the directions under the President's Tab. Once you submit your club's updated information, the website sends to all Officers who need your information.
Also, Is your club celebrating a special Club Anniversary in 2021? The ACSC recognizes these special milestone anniversaries, in 5 year increments, with a beautiful certificate honoring your club's achievement. Please send your completed request to Becky. The Anniversary Certificate Form can be found ONLINE under the President's Corner.
Wednesday, March 10 2021
Jim Quick announced he will be doing something special on his YouTube channel tomorrow (Thursday, March 11, 2021). The specific time was not announced but Jim asks that you head over to his YouTube channel and subscribe. We've included his original video below if you'd like to watch! During his Facebook live he also mentions the new "Swamp Soul" syndicated radio show launching this year, his podcast, a new cookbook and a possible reality TV show. Check it out below!
Tuesday, March 09 2021
During the Beach Waves Radio Kickoff party held March 6, 2021 at R&R Brewing in Mount Olive, North Carolina they announced the addition of a new DJ to their network. Help them welcome DJ Willie T for his debut show on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:00PM. Every Sunday you'll be able to join him "On the Boat Dock with Willie T" from 8-10PM and listen on their mobile app and their website. We'd like to officially welcome Willie to the Beach Waves family and we're looking forward to enjoying your show. You have a great group of guys to work with on Beach Waves!
Saturday, March 06 2021
Cat5 just announced they will be releasing new music around April 1, 2021. We're looking forward to hearing it and we'll be sure to keep you posted on any updates the band announces. Be sure to visit their website and head over to the Facebook and other social media accounts and be sure to follow or like their page. You can read the band's announcement below:
The band's original post:
Friday, March 05 2021
The Marsha Morgan Band has relased a new single "Buzz Me Baby" and it was released earlier this evneing LIVE on RipTide Radio with Ray Scott's deck party at Deckerz. Go ahead and call or message your favorite DJs and stations and request it and don't forget to head over to the band's Facebook page and be sure to like and follow them.
Wednesday, March 03 2021
Beach Music 45 launched a redesigned website on Monday, March 1, 2021. If you're not familiar with their platform their description says it best, "The Smokin' 45 chart is one of the most respected compilations in the beach music industry. DJs who play beach music for radio and internet audiences as well as DJs who play the music in clubs and other venues contribute their top 20 songs each month. The DJ charts are used to compile the monthly top 45 songs in beach music. Pat Patterson continues the chart compilation after Craig Fleming's many years of dedication to beachmusic45.com" Be sure to head over and check out the website and check back for the regular updates. Visit their website!
Their current list of contributing DJs are:
If you're a DJ and you play Beach Music on the radio, internet, in a club or event and you'd be interested in becoming a contributing DJ, you can email them here.
Wednesday, March 03 2021
, Deb Browning released her new song and video on February 28, 2021during a Facebook Live event hosted by Eric Bowman. The song is titled "Stop Messin' With My Man" and we've included the live event video and the video premiere for you below. Be sure to call your favorite Beach Music dj and request the song and according to Deb's Facebook page, the "song is now available to download ANYWHERE you buy your music!"
Tuesday, March 02 2021
The Catalinas announced they will be releasing two songs, Saturday, March 6, 2021 and the songs will be included on an upcoming CD. "Working on a Groovy Thing" and "Keep on Pushing Love". You'll want to call or message your favorite DJs and stations and request the new music. Be sure to head over to their Facebook page as they release more information and be sure to visit their website.
Monday, March 01 2021
The Carolina Beach Music Academy sent out a newsletter on March 1, 2021 talking about the 2021 CBMA awards show and weekend in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina later this year. Be sure to take note of the changes with the membership mentioned below in the newsletter.
CBMA Newsletter - March 1, 2021
Monday, March 01 2021
Update March 9, 2021 from North Tower
We just received more encouraging news regarding Johnny and his recovery. He is scheduled to go to Wake Med Rehab this afternoon. A note from Enda and
Johnny: “Thanks everyone for the prayers and well wishes. I know that helped.” We in his North Tower family would like to second that “thanks” and ask you to continue praying for his complete healing.
Update March 7, 2021 from North Tower
We received a very good report regarding Johnny Hopkins today. We’re happy to report that he is making progress, has started therapy and his prognosis is good. We appreciate all of the prayers for Johnny, Edna and their family. We ask that you to continue praying and sending well wishes. Edna said he’s enjoyed the texts and cards. Let’s face it....everybody loves Johnny. We sure do and I can assure each of you that Johnny feels the same about each of you.
Friday, February 26 2021
Larry Edwards, Chairmen of the Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame announced the following on the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs Facebook page earlier today.
"The 2021 Beach Music Deejay Hall Of Fame inductions will be held Saturday, Feb. 27th at 11AM in the lobby of the OD Resort Hotel. All are welcome to attend. We also plan to have a public ceremony at Fat Harold’s Beach Club during the Fall 2021 SOS event at North Myrtle Beach."
2021 Regular Hall of Fame inductees:
Claude Collins and Brent Rhyne
Jim Bowers and Hayes Jewelers
Thursday, February 11 2021
From Larry Edwards - Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame
Congratulations are in order to Brent Rhyne of Myrtle Beach, SC and Claude Collins of North Myrtle Beach on their election to the Regular Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame this year.
Also congratulations to Jim Bowers of Charleston, SC and Hayes Jewelers of Lexington, NC on being elected to the Honorary Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame. All will be inducted at Fat Harold’s Beach Club during the next major shag event here in North Myrtle Beach.
Thanks to DJ Hall of Fame members Eddie Anderson and Jim Rose along with H.G. Worley, Jr. who assisted in the voting process.
Chairman, Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame
Sunday, January 31 2021
Lake Life Live Concert Series announced their 2021 lineup last night on the Saturday Night House Party with DJ Andy Lucy on Flip Flop Live Radio. Dale Hite joined Andy to release the anticipated entertainment schedule that will kickoff in May in Virginia's online lakeside town in Clarksville, Virginia. If you're interested in attending, we have all of the details available for you here on Flip Flop Live. We'd like to thank Lake Life Live for including us as they do each and every year and we're so proud to be a sponsor of such a great event. They were nominated in 2020 for the "Concert Series of the Year" by the Carolina Beach Music Academy.
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Wednesday, January 27 2021
This evening we learned of the passing of Hugh "Chuck" Williams from Newport News, Virginia. According to the information we've received, he passed away at 7:17PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. On any given night you'd find Chuck performing with the Fat Ammons Band or the Rhondels up and down the east coast. On his Facebook page on the about me section he wrote: " I can't seem to quit this music stuff. I wish things would pick up though. The less I gig the more I have to practice."
Jim Stoudemire also commenting: "I just learned tonight of the passing of a good friend. Chuck Williams and I worked together in Fat Ammons Band from 2001-2003 though he was there a much longer time. He was a very talented musician, performer and writer. A lot of sax players do the "two horns at a time thing" but Chuck did it in such a rhythmic way that it stood above what anyone else did. I'll miss seeing and hearing him play but I'll also miss the stories and history. Many times when I would ask a question he would answer with something like "yeah, that's how I learned to play sax upside down on a trapeze!" Along with Fat Ammons Band, Chuck played several years with blues guitarist, Albert Collins as well as The Rhondels. His talent and his friendship will surely be missed! Thinking of Denise and hoping she finds comfort in the coming times."