Wednesday, January 20 2021
It's time to celebrate the ones we allow in our homes daily, during our travels and those who support the industry we love. Beach Music is comprised of a diverse group of DJs that keep our favorite songs alive and for that we say thank you. They bring us the hottest new tracks while at the same time bringing back old memories with the classic music we cherish. Share and give your favorite DJs a shoutout today on their social media pages or give them a call on-air and thank them for everything they do. Without the DJs and stations many artists and/or bands wouldn't be able to do what they love every single day and they're an extremely important part of every genre of music, however none can compare to the ones we have in Beach Music. Love to all of our DJ friends and thank you from Flip Flop Live!
Each year National Disc Jockey Day recognizes the DJs playing the music and spinning the records. The observance takes place annually on January 20th.
A disc jockey, or DJ for short, is a person who plays recorded music either on the radio or at a club or event.
The first disc jockey was an experiment on the airwaves. In 1909, sixteen-year-old Ray Newby was a student under the supervision of Charles “Doc” Herrold at Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless. He played the first records over the airwaves before the word disc jockey even existed.
What started as an experiment from the Garden City Bank Building where the college was located in San Fernando, California, was soon being replicated by radio broadcasters across the country. Initially, Newby primarily broadcast his news, music, and entertainment live.
It wasn’t until 25 years later that radio commentator Walter Winchell coined the term disc jockey.
Today, contemporary DJs play music from vinyl to digital. Regardless of the medium they use, the term disc jockey still applies.
Hip-hop DJs became popular in the late 70s and 80s using multiple turntables and using the turntables themselves as an instrument to alter the music. Mobile DJs often act as the master of ceremonies at events or parties directing the evening’s activities.
Sunday, January 17 2021
BigTime announced on January 14, 2021 to be on the lookout for their new single: "Where Did the Party Go". DJs this weekend started spinning the new song so be sure to call your favorite DJs and stations and request it. Their post also advised that the song has been submitted to CDBaby and other streaming services. We've included a copy of the band's post that was made on Facebook.
Wednesday, January 13 2021
January 13, 2021 marks twelve years for Beach Boogie and Blues radio. Owned by Curtis media group, they host a varriety of programing including the Beach Music shows that we all love. The DJ's which include: Allen Vick, Britt Hardy, Fred Rouse, Justin Rouse, Shaun Lamm and Jerry Hill and features like their "Funky Fridays" and "Motivations with Gloria". Their website states: "A very important part of our radio station are the specialty shows you can hear on the weekends. These shows are hosted by DJ’s that like you….LOVE Beach Boogie and Blues." You can connect with them by using the links below which include: their website, app and social media pages. We send our special birthday greetings to everyone at Beach Boogie and Blues and with the Curtis Media Group.
Ways to listen:
Tuesday, January 12 2021
The Raleigh Shag Club announced that after receiving notice from ACSC that the club's 2020 dues would be rolled over to 2021, they decided to do the same. If you'd like to read the entire post, we have that for you below.
If you're interested in joining the Raleigh Shag Club, we encourage you to visit their website and Facebook page. You can join for a great price and they have all of the details on their membership page and you can even download the membership application. If you're not in the area but you're interested in joining a club, be sure to visit our shag club page here on Flip Flop Live and see the various clubs from Virginia throughout the Carolinas.
Well, it is done ....2020 has been kicked to the curb and 2021 arrived full of hope. If your holidays were anything like mine, 12:01 am on January 1st was my highlight. 2020 was a very quiet and lonely time, but hopefully safe for all. We now have this upcoming year to look forward to with gusto. Let's all wish for a brighter year and look forward to safely dancing again.
After receiving notice from ACSC that the club's 2020 dues would be rolled over to 2021,our Board voted to do the same with our membership dues. If you paid your 2020 membership dues then you are paid in full for 2021. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to resume our gatherings in 2021, re new our friendships and "learn to dance" again.
Our Christmas Project for the Kennedy Home for Children was more than successful. Liz delivered $30 girt cards to each child (20) and we sent money for food. We received a number of Thank You Cards (many were hand made) and I thought it would be nice to share several with you:
"Thank you for the gift cards. We are very grateful. We hope your holidays were blessed, With love, A D Cottage." “Thank you for the gift cards. You warm all our hearts. Now we can buy something. God Bless you!" "Thank you for thinking about us! We love you! Happy New Year !" Thank you RSC members for being so giving and adding some joy to these children.Wishing all a Happy New Year, safe travels and bright futures onthe horizon. Please remember those who have lost loved ones or have had personal experiences with Covid-19. We are family and we will get through this together.
Raleigh Shag Club
Saturday, January 09 2021
A new station has launched in the Beach Music world and we're excited to announce that Beach Trip Radio is now streaming. Their websites states: "Beach Trip Radio is dedicated to bring you the Best in Beach Music, Shag, Boogie, Blues and Gospel Music on the internet through your computer, smart phone or smart device! We are a dedicated radio station that brings you the best music ever made!"
With shows already scheduled, their programming will include: Beach Trip with "Youngblood" Scott Smith, Beach Beat with Lamar Walker, Beach Connection with Angelia Skidmore and Beach Shack with Wayne Troutman. We wish everyone at Beach Trip the absolute best and we're already enjoying your stream.
Wednesday, January 06 2021
2020 was a year like no other and many areas of the Beach Music Industry have suffered through COVID. We enjoy watching the various bands and artists go live on the many social media platforms and those supporting their efforts. One area that also needs support is the shag community! Do you have a shag club nearby and if so have you considered joining? If you're new to learning to shag, you can find videos online as well as lessons being offered right on your PC or mobile device by the various awesome instructors. Maybe you'd like to simply brush up on your skills and now would be a great time!
If you're looking for a club or maybe even possible events in your area, you can find a listing on our website and the Flip Flop Live mobile app but another excellent resource is the official Society of Stranders website. You can search for clubs, read the news and also be sure to check out the 2020 Fall and Winter SOS Carefree Times located on their homepage.
The venues that the shag clubs frequent for their events are also hurting so be sure to stop by their websites, social media pages and if they're open for business let them know how much you love the shag events hosted at their locations. There are a lot of inner working parts of the industry and we all need to support where we can and just know we'll get back to doing what we love sooner or later and when we do, it will surely be one BIG family reunion.
Every area of our indsutry is important to keeping the lifestyle alive especially now. Continue to support your bands, artists, venues, radio and DJ professionals by sharing their posts, listening, requesting and purchasing their music and merchandise. If you're a shag club or shag instructor and you'd like us to share your upcoming events, videos or information, please send us an email or contact us through Facebook messenger. We want to make sure everyone is included and featured here on your number one source for "Everything Beach Music".
Sunday, January 03 2021
Milestones are special and twenty years of dedication is certainly something to talk about. 2021 marks twenty years for Pat Gwinn at the Beach and in a recent post Pat said: " This is the start of our 20th season of Pat Gwinn At The Beach! Our first affiliate was WZLA in Abbeville... the show was then called “Friday At The Beach”. The opening jingle was written and produced by John Alan Waldrop. The first in studio interview was with Billy Scott and Kip Anderson. Twenty years later we prepare to create an incredible look back with archived interviews, jingles, and more. A thank you to all who have supported The All-New Pat Gwinn At The Beach Syndicated Show."
We'd like to say congratulations to Pat and we're certainly enjoying your syndicated show here at Flip Flop Live. Please be sure to visit the links below and stop by his Facebook page or leave a comment below congratulating Pat.
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Sunday, December 27 2020
During the Saturday Night House Party with DJ Andy Lucy on Flip Flop Live Radio, David Snead and his daughter Madison released a Christmas song as a duet. David is the guitarist for JB and the Get Down Browns from Southside, Virginia. The song is cover of a Mariah Carey's release "Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child". We have the entire interview and song for you below.
Friday, December 25 2020
We were saddened to read the news from the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band about their fellow member Mike Ezzell.
From East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band's Facebook Page:
From Steve Owen's and Summertime's Facebook Page:
We've included Mike's obituary below which includes service information and a guest book if you'd like to sign. We send our condolences to the family and to the band. We'll be praying for all of you in the coming days and weeks ahead.
Obituary - Sign the Guestbook
Thursday, November 19 2020
Did you catch DJ Andy Lucy's interview during Cammy weekend with Karen Clayton from the Castaways? If you did, we're sure you caught the comment she made about a new upcoming full album from the band. According to Karen they originally planned to release it by the end of 2020 but with everything happening the world with COVID, illnesses and more they decided they will wait until Spring 2021 with talks about releasing it in time for Spring SOS. If you'd like to listen to the entire interview we've included that for you below and as soon as we know anything more on the new music, we'll be sure to update you.
Thursday, November 19 2020
2021 is already looking good! Chairmen of the Board announced on their Facebook page that we can expect new music coming in the new year. In their post (shown below) it stated "New Music from Chairmen Of The Board “Baby You’re the Melody” Written and Produced by UKs Melody Maker Nigel Lowis!!!". We can't wait to hear the new material and we included a copy of their post below.
Thursday, November 19 2020
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Wayne Free released a brand new single. The song titled "Our Paradise" debuted on Townsend Link's show, Beach Bound and Down on the Beach, Shag, Rhythm and Blues Radio Network. The song will soon be available on your favorite streaming services and be sure to call your favorite DJ's and stations and request it. We've included links below where you can read about and listen to Wayne's music.
Thursday, November 19 2020
On Friday, November 13, 2020 the Main Event Band released their brand new single "Hello Stranger" featuring vocalist: Sharon Woodruff. They debuted the song on Britt Hardy’s Party for A Lifetime show on 105.9 FM. Made famous by Barbara Lewis, the song was originally released in 1963 and we must say that Sharon does an outstanding job on this classic. Be sure to call your favorite DJ's and radio stations and visit the band's Facebook page and website and add them to your favorites. We wish continued success for Main Event and we can't wait to see you on the road soon!
Sunday, November 15 2020
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Awards
Saturday, November 14 2020
The 2020 CBMA Program Guide is property of the Carolina Beach Music Academy. Flip Flop Live is not responsible for any content or images.
Saturday, November 14 2020
Congratulations to the CBMA Hall of Fame Inductees! A great job to Mike Worley and Charlie Brown with the show today!
Friday, November 13 2020
It's a virtual world for the 2020 CBMA but what would Cammy weekend be without the afterparty with the Embers featuring Craig Woolard? Have your own afterparty at home and party with the Embers!
Friday, November 13 2020
It's not the normal CBMA weekend that we've loved for years but nonetheless, it's CAMMY WEEKEND! All of the action starts today and we have your LIVE streaming events ready for you to enjoy from the Surf and Riptide Radio. Please use the link below to access the online events all weekend long!
Wednesday, November 04 2020
It seems the hits in 2020 just keep coming as we send our condolences and prayers out to the family of Edgar Sevier Justus, III who was the owner and guitarist of Virginia based band, The Rhondels. The notice was made on the band's Facebook page which states: "I am very saddened to announce that Edgar Sevier Justus III passed away this afternoon from a heart attack. Everything that could be done was done and he fought hard. I'll miss him more than any will know. "
Photo property of The Rhondels - www.rhondels.com
Sunday, November 01 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 our very own Andy Lucy will be joining our friend DJ Charlie Brown on his show "The Charlie Brown Show" on WHUP Radio 104.7 FM in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Listen the show LIVE by visiting their website: WHUP 1047