25 Beach Music Classics

25 Beach Music Classics

     
 
The definition of "beach music," the name given to rock, soul, and R&B records (mostly pre-1970) that have found seemingly eternal popularity along the Carolina coast, is hard to pin down. Generally, though, it could be said to refer to light, melodic, and romantic soul-pop records of the 1960s, though records of different eras and different styles make inroads into

Overview

The definition of "beach music," the name given to rock, soul, and R&B records (mostly pre-1970) that have found seemingly eternal popularity along the Carolina coast, is hard to pin down. Generally, though, it could be said to refer to light, melodic, and romantic soul-pop records of the 1960s, though records of different eras and different styles make inroads into the scene, too. Ultimately what qualifies a beach music record as "beach music" is how popular it is in this region, and 25 Beach Music Classics does a good job of gathering a couple dozen or so of them in one place. Not many of them are going to be hard to find for the general '60s collector, the roster including such smashes as Betty Everett's "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Jackie Wilson's "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)," the Capitols' "Cool Jerk," Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger," Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby," Brenton Wood's "Gimme Little Sign," Bob Kuban & the In-Men's "The Cheater," the Swingin' Medallions' "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)," Chairmen of the Board's "Give Me Just a Little More Time," the Foundations' "Build Me Up Buttercup," and Deon Jackson's "Love Makes the World Go Round." All of these get airplay on oldies stations across the United States, but for balance there are some lesser-anthologized items too, like the Tams' "Untie Me," Jimmy James & the Vagabonds' "Come to Me Softly," the Intrigues' "In a Moment," and the Corsairs' "Smoky Places," as well as a couple slices of '50s vocal R&B with the Dominoes' "Sixty Minute Man" and Hank Ballard & the Midnighters' "Work With Me Annie." The inclusion of a couple post-1980 efforts in the beach music style (the Embers' "I Love Beach Music" and O.C. Smith's "Brenda") was unnecessary and weakens the set very slightly. But overall this is a very solid collection of (for the most part) the lighter, more buoyant side of vintage soul, whether you're a beach music listener or not.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206646726
catalogNumber:
066467
Rank:
26842

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delbert McClinton   Harmonica
Dells   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barbara Acklin   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer,Producer
Deon Jackson   Composer
Barbara Lewis   Composer
Joe South   Composer,Producer
Brenton Wood   Composer
Marvin "Smitty" Smith   Composer
Allan Clarke   Composer
Bruce Channel   Composer
Jimmy James   Composer
Terry Sylvester   Composer
Jerry Ross   Producer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Producer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Michael d'Abo   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Producer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Mel Friedman   Producer
Riley Hampton   Arranger
David Henson   Producer
Tony Hester   Composer
Eddie Holland   Producer
Brian Holland   Producer
James Lee   Composer
Sonny Sanders   Arranger
David Scott   Composer
Bill Sheppard   Composer
Don Smith   Composer
Abner Spector   Composer,Producer
Richard Spencer   Composer
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Arranger
Charles Wallert   Composer,Producer
Billy Ward   Composer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Ollie McLaughlin   Producer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Joe Hooven   Composer,Producer
Jesse Bolian   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer,Producer
Melvin Harden   Composer
Gilbert Moorer   Composer
Donald Storball   Composer
John Schroeder Orchestra   Producer
Jacki Gore   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Lawrence Johnson   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Tony Macaulay   Composer,Producer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Earl Montgomery   Producer
Rose Marks   Composer
Karl Tarleton   Producer
Don Carroll   Producer
Margaret Cobb   Composer
Edith Wayne   Composer
Jerry Winn   Composer,Producer
Richard Wylie   Composer
Anthony King   Arranger
Alfred Smith   Composer
Johnny Taylor   Composer
Tom-Tom   Arranger
Alfred Brown   Composer
Carl Davis   Producer
Joseph Hooven   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer

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