White sandy beaches, coconut scent in the air, and
Carolina Beach Music! It
definitely sets the mood for any
Beach music includes many styles of music that began in the late
fourties, continued into the fifties and sixties, and is still rockin'
and rollin' today! It is a mixture of jazz, blues, doo-wop, and that good ole
rock and roll. Sweet, romantic rock and roll! The kind of music
you want to hold hands and dance to on the boardwalk by the ocean!
Beach music was
named the official Popular State Music of South Carolina
in 2001. Also, Carolina
Beach Music is closely linked to the official
state dance of North Carolina and
South Carolina known as the "Shag".
It is a style of swing dance that has been around forever!
The 1989 movie, Shag,
filmed on location in Myrtle Beach, starring Bridget Fonda and Phoebe
Cates, highlighted great beach music
and outstanding shagging throughout the film. Shag competitions
are held annually in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Classic beach music artists
influenced by the sound of the Motown
labels, include The
Coasters, The Drifters, Sam
Cooke, The Four Tops, The Tams, The Embers, and many more!
Beach music symbolizes a lifestyle of fun loving times, hanging out
with friends, dancing on the boardwalk, jukeboxes with 45 records, a
time when life wasn't so complicated, way before computers were even
thought of, and telephone booths were on every corner! Great