On Sunday, December 19, 2021, Dotte McKenzie (daughter of the late Paul Craver) shared a post in an online Beach Music community group offering Paul's trumpet and trombone for sale for anyone interested. Paul passed away on January 14, 2020 and a memorial service with military honors was held January 22, 2020. Paul was a 2002 CBMA Hall of Fame inductee and known for his time with the Fabulous Kays, Shagtime, Men of Distinction among other bands and throughout his solo career.
Her post reads; "Hey y’all! Many of y’all knew my dad, the late Paul Craver. He was a beach music legend….aka The Emperor! I am selling his valve trombone and trumpet that were given to me when he passed away almost 2 years ago. Would anyone be interested? All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. My Daddy would still be here if he had a new heart so I want to raise money to help others. I know this is what he would want. I watched him play these instruments plenty of years while growing up. My favorite was always the 4th of July week at the Myrtle Beach boardwalk with his band The Men of Distinction.Attached are photos and the amounts they are worth. They need a good cleaning. While I know I probably won’t receive that much for them, I am sure the lives you touch will mean so much more. To me they mean so much more but the pain of looking at them hurts. I just want to help other people! Please let me know if interested. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!"
We've included the original post below if you'd like to inquire on the availability of the items as you would need to contact her directly because we're not involved in the sale of the items but we thought some of our visitors would be interested.
Are you still on the hunt for that special gift for the person that has everything? We may be able to help with some ideas from the Beach Music community and they're sure to love it.
Carolina Beach Music Academy Membership
Whether they're a lifelong fan or brand new to industry you would be giving them a membership in the greatest music family in the world along with having the ability to nominate and/or vote and make your voice heard. You're able to purchase your membership for next year right now on the CBMA website. Be sure to visit the information page to find out about the perks of being a member and cardholder.
CBMA Awards Show Tickets
What a great stocking stuffer to give tickets to the Carolina Beach Music Awards show at the Alabama Theatre in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 13, 2021. Tickets are available now on the Alabama Theatre website. Celebrate the southern tradition that we all love, Beach Music!
Shag Club and/or SOS Membership
Do you have friends already associated with a shag club, someone that attends the SOS events or would you like to introduce someone new? This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer to have their membership for 2022 paid in full.
Artist / Band / Industry Merchandise
Know someone that loves a particular artist or group or maybe you love a certain radio station or DJ? Many of them have merchandise available on their websites and of course at the live events. Pickup a t-shirt, flag, hat or CD among all of the other items available from the various groups and organizations. Visit the band and radio pages here on Flip Flop Live for links to all of the websites.
Online or in person there's a variety of places to take shag lessons and classes to fit any experience level. Maybe you know someone looking to learn or they want to freshen up their steps, either way you can find someone in your area or online ready to help.
Thank you for supporting the Beach Music industry in 2021. No matter if you just love to listen, you keep the dance floor hot or you're an industry professional, it takes all of us to keep it going and anything you can do to encourage growth in the industry is a wonderful thing. We're honored to be in an industry with so many friends and we look forward to its growth in the years to come.
We'd like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!
Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe Flip Flop Live / Flip Flop Live Radio Owners
Last year we posted a video of David and Madison Snead and their version of Mariah Carey's release "Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child" and we received great feedback on the song and video. David is guitarist and vocalist with JB and the Get Down Browns and he and his daughter have released another Christmas song for 2021. The song has been added in rotation on Flip Flop Live Radio so be sure to listen for it daily on our mobile app and on the Flip Flop Live Radio website. Below you will find a video that was released today, Sunday, December 12, 2021.
Madison shared: "All I want for Christmas is to always be able to make music with my rockstar dad! Had too much fun last year to not do this again…we hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas! "
At an event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Steppin' Out Shag Club celebrated thirty years! The event included a certificate presented by SOS Board Chairman Ronnie Gregory, a host of DJ's including George Dunn, Dane Joyce, Kenny Loftis, Ron Russ, and Bobby Snyder. Steppin' Out President Doris Keaton shared this information along with a special message of thanks that stated: "This shag club is very dear to my heart and I am so proud of each of you. We have been fortunate to find a new home at Pennrose Park Country Club. Thanks to our members for supporting our new venue and for the guests of Pennrose Park Country Club and members of surrounding shag clubs and guests coming out with their support!"
We'd like to congratulate the entire club on this milestone! Please see the entire post from Mrs. Keaton below;
Facebook post from Doris Keaton Wednesday night was so special in so many ways!! Our Shag Club celebrated our “30th” year anniversary with Ronnie Gregory, SOS Board Chairman,presenting us with our official certificate from the ACSC (Association of Carolina Shag Clubs). I also had the pleasure and honor of recognizing Greg Stegall the former owner of Stiggies which was the home to all our shaggers for years and he was voted into the Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame in 2012. We also had five of our shag club DJ’s in attendance: George Dunn, Dane Joyce, Kenny Loftis, Ron Russ, and Bobby Snyder (who has retired but contributed so much during his playing time) and we had a moment of silence for the DJ’s we have lost in the last few years, Tommy Amburn, George Hundley, Mike Harding and Roy Childress. I recognized our three members who have received the ICON award, which is the highest recognition given to a shagger, for their contributions to the shag dance, their work with their shag club; and the devotion to preserve shag dance, it’s music and it’s life style. These ICONS are in chronological order: Mary Gregory - Burlington Shag Club 2017, Doris Keaton - Steppin’ Out Shag Club 2018 and Ronnie Gregory - Burlington Shag Club 2019. I also introduced our Board, Vicki Lynn - Vice President, Joyce Anders - Secretary and Kenny Loftis - Treadurer. And lastly, my husband, Doug Keaton surprised me with a beautiful cake for a early birthday surprise (my birthday is Sunday, December 12). He had some help from Amy Bolen she had the cake made, brought a bouquet of balloons and served it. Plus I received some very sweet cards, gifts and a great birthday dance!!
This shag club is very dear to my heart and I am so proud of each of you. We have been fortunate to find a new home at Pennrose Park Country Club. Thanks to our members for supporting our new venue and for the guests of Pennrose Park Country Club and members of surrounding shag clubs and guests coming out with their support!
Doug and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you receive the gifts of kindness, mercy and love along with good health, peace and grace.
The Feature Attraction Band just released their newest original song titled "Satellite Radio". The song was written by front-man and saxophonist Gregg Browder and it was recorded and produced by J.K. Loftin of Cape Fear Studios. The band advised the song has been sent to your favorite Beach Music DJs and stations and is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and your online major music services. We've included the YouTube copy for you below!
On December 4, 2021, Sylvia Johns Ritchie premiered a video on YouTube for her Christmas single " Christmas on the Bayou" and we have the video available for you below. The song was inspired by Papa Noel and the Bayou Christmas story. Call you favorite DJ's and radio stations to request the new single and enjoy the video below.
On December 2, 2021, Deb Browning hosted a release party for her new CD, "Here Comes Christmas". Emcees for the event were Eric Bowman and Ray Scott and the single "All Over the World" premiered Saturday, December 4, 2021 during the WAVE countdown on WDZD 99.1FM along with a video that can be seen below.
From her website: "Hard copies of the CD will be available at her CD Release Party at Fat Harold’s on December 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 and at Southern Threads on Main, located at 653 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Hard copy CD’s can also be ordered at www.SouthernThreadsOnMain.com beginning December 3rd.
“Here Comes Christmas” features two original songs by Deb, plus eight Holiday Classics, including a duet with Jim Quick on Elvis’ “Santa Claus Is Back In Town.”
Deb’s new Music Video for her original Christmas anthem, “All Over The World” will debut December 4th on WDZD 99.1FM with Eric Bowman on The Wave Countdown, starting at 10:00 am. Tune in to be one of the first to view Deb’s newest musical creation!"