Carolina Beach Music from the '60s to the '80s: The New Wave

Carolina Beach Music from the '60s to the '80s: The New Wave

by Rick Simmons


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Carolina Beach Music from the '60s to the '80s" "The New Wave" picks up where "Carolina Beach Music" " The Classic Years" left off, covering more of those classic beach music tunes as well as the newer self-aware songs that were the beginning of a new wave of beach music in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This book looks at eighty recordings from the years 1966 through 1982, featuring interviews and insights from the artists who sang them, including Archie Bell, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Clyde Brown of the Drifters, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, Bobbie Smith of the Spinners, Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power, Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, Billy Scott and many, many others."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609497507
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,213,370
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, and a Dedication to the Late Billy Scott 9

Introduction 11

Barbara Acklin 15

"Love Makes a Woman" (1968)

"Am I the Same Girl" (1969)

The Band of Oz 18

"Shaggin'" (1978)

"Ocean Boulevard" (1982)

Archie Bell and the Drells 23

"Tighten Up" (1968)

"I Can't Stop Dancing" (1968)

"There's Gonna Be a Showdown" (1968)

"Girl You're Too Young" (1969)

"My Balloon's Going Up" (1969)

"Dancing to Your Music" (1973)

"I Could Dance All Night" (1975)

William Bell 29

"Easy Comin' Out (Hard Goin' In)" (1977)

Bradford and Bell 34

"(They Call It) Mr. Dollar's" (1980)

Jerry Butler 37

"I Dig You Baby" (1966)

"Never Give You Up" (1968)

"Hey Western Union Man" (1968)

"Only the Strong Survive" (1969)

"Moody Woman" (1969)

"What's the Use of Breaking Up" (1969)

"(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out" (1978)

The Catalinas 43

"Summertime's Calling Me" (1975)

The Chairmen of the Board 48

"On the Beach" (1980)

"Carolina Girls" (1980)

"Down at the Beach Club" (1980)

Judy Clay and William Bell 54

"Private Number" (1968)

Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five 57

"If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox)" (1966)

Clifford Curry 61

"Shag with Me" (1980)

Patti Drew 64

"Tell Him" (1967)

"Workin' on a Groovy Thing" (1968)

The Drifters 67

"Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies" (1974)

"You're More than a Number (In My Little Red Book)" (1976)

"Do You Have to Go Now?" (1976)

Donnie Elbert 71

"Where Did Our Love Go?" (1971)

"I Can't Help Myself" (1972)

The Embers 74

"I Love Beach Music" (1979)

The Esquires 78

"Get On Up" (1967)

"And Get Away" (1967)

The Fantastic Shakers 81

"Myrtle Beach Days" (1978)

Friends of Distinction 84

"Grazing in the Grass" (1969)

"Love or Let Me Be Lonely" (1970)

The Futures 88

"Party Time Man" (1978)

Marvin Gaye 91

"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" (1969)

"Come Get to This" (1973)

The Georgia Prophets 94

"For the First Time" (1969)

"Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" (1970)

"I Think I Really Love You" (1971)

Jimmy Gilstrap 100

"Swing Your Daddy" (1975)

Hot Chocolate 104

"It Started with a Kiss" (1982)

Millie Jackson 107

"Ask Me What You Want" (1972)

"My Man, a Sweet Man" (1972)

Janice 110

"I Told You So" (1975)

Jay and the Techniques 115

"Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" (1967)

"Keep the Ball Rollin'" (1967)

Robert Knight 119

"Everlasting Love" (1967)

Major Lance 123

"You're Everything I Need" (1975)

Little Frankie 126

"I Want to Marry You" (1967)

The Main Ingredient 130

"Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972)

"Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (1974)

Jackie Moore 134

"Sweet Charlie Babe" (1973)

"Both Ends Against the Middle" (1973)

The Poets 137

"She Blew a Good Thing" (1966)

James and Bobby Purify 139

"I'm Your Puppet" (1966)

"Wish You Didn't Have to Go" (1967)

"Let Love Come Between Us" (1967)

Sanford Townsend Band 144

"Smoke from a Distant Fire" (1977)

Shades of Blue 149

"Oh How Happy" (1966)

The Spinners 154

"Truly Yours" (1966)

"I'll Be Around" (1973)

"One of a Kind (Love Affair)" (1973)

"Could It Be I'm Fallin' in Love" (1973)

"Wake Up Susan" (1976)

The Spiral Starecase 160

"She's Ready" (1970)

Edwin Starr 164

"Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)" (1966)

The Tams 167

"Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me" (1964/1971)

"Too Much Foolin Around" (1970)

"The Tams Medley" (1971)

Tower of Power 171

"This Time It's Real" (1973)

"You Ought to Be Havin' Fun" (1976)

Wild Cherry 175

"1-2-3 Kind of Love" (1978)

Robert Winters and Fall 179

"L-O-V-E" (1982)

Works Cited 183

About the Author 189

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