Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Years

Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Years

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by Rick Simmons
     
 

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Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on first-hand accounts from the legendary performers and people behind the music.…  See more details below

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Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on first-hand accounts from the legendary performers and people behind the music. Simmons reveals the true meaning behind Oogum Boogum," uncovers just what sparked a fistfight between Ernie K. Doe and Benny Spellman at the recording session of "Te-Ta-Te-Te-Ta-Ta," and examines hundreds of other true events that shaped the sounds of Beach Music."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609492144
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
05/07/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
764,679
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Rick Simmons was born and raised in South Carolina, and during the course of his education, he attended Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University and the University of South Carolina, where he completed his PhD in 1997. He lives in Louisiana with his wife, Sue, and his children, Courtenay and Cord, though he still spends a portion of the summer at his family home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He is the holder of the George K. Anding Endowed Professorship at Louisiana Tech University, where he is currently the director of the Honors Program as well as the director of the Center for Academic and Professional Development. This is his third book and second for The History Press; his first book for The History Press, Defending South Carolina's Coast: The Civil War from Georgetown to Little River, was published in 2009.

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