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We'd Appreciate Your Nomination
Monday, July 20 2020

If you're a member of the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) and if you feel as though we're deserving of your nomination in categories below, we'd certainly appreciate your support. Flip Flop Live and our newest addition, Flip Flop Live Radio have been exciting ventures for us and we hope that you find the information that we share helpful as well as entertaining. Of course we love the feedback and/or suggestions that we receive and we do our best to implement each one to make Flip Flop Live the #1 source for Everything Beach Music.

The most important thing is that you're a member of the CBMA and that you take the time to nominate and vote for your favorites in each category because with your participation, that's what helps keep our industry in motion.

Available Categories:
Michael Branch Award - Flip Flop Live
Internet Radio Show - Saturday Night House Party

Thank you for your support!
Andy Lucy & Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

Community Mourns the loss of Gary Bass
Monday, July 20 2020

July 20, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020 we received the sad news of the passing of legendary DJ, Gary Bass. He will be missed by so many that he's touched through friendships as well as throughout his music career. It wasn't often the we'd visit Fat Harold's and not see him in one of the DJ booths or somewhere in the building. Full of life and a lot of fun we'll certainly miss the great conversations with Gary. Our prayers go out to his family during this time along with the Beach Music Community. For service information, to read his obituary and to send your condolences to the family, please use the link below!

 

Obituary for Gary Franklin Bass III

SUMMERFIELD - Gary Franklin Bass, lll, 69, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2020. Gary was born in Columbia, SC, on August 29, 1950, the son of Gary F. Bass, Jr., and Gladys Lewis Bass.
 
Gary retired from Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Company with 34 years of service, but his true passion was Carolina Beach Music. Gary is a true “Legend” who promoted beach music and the shag dance with his heart and soul. Gary was the owner of Beach Party Sounds. The DJ business gave him the pleasure of playing all over the country, sharing his talents. He has been the house DJ for Fat Harold’s Beach Club from 1985 until his passing. He loved Fat Harold and the staff like family. Gary loved to DJ, record and entertain. In 1989, he recorded his greatest hit, “Soothe Me”. He was very dedicated to Camp Kemo, a camp for children with cancer and blood disorders. For the past 30 years, he volunteered his time and talents to raise money for these children.
 
Gary loved his family, loved life and enjoyed a good laugh. He never met a stranger, making friends for a lifetime. Some of his greatest accomplishments include, being an Eagle Scout, a member of the DJ Hall of Fame, CBMA Club and Mobile DJ 7 years, and being inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame. Gary is a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, SC and attended Muir’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC. Gary is survived by the love of his life, Robin Bass. Brother, Lunceford Bass, Sr. and wife, Diane, nephews, Lunce Bass, Jr., DJ Bass, and wife Mimi and his unborn great nephew, and a loving extended family and friends.
 
Life will not be the same without you, Gary, but great memories of our time together will live forever.
Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial service for the family will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Muir’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC. Service will be conducted by Reverend Brenda Newman and Reverend Jeremy Pegram.
 
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 11 am, at the Greenbrier United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC. Service will be conducted by Reverend Walt Ballenger. There will not be a reception following, due to COVID restrictions. Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to Greenbrier United Methodist Church, 681 Greenbrier Mossydale Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or Camp Kemo, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. A celebration of life with his beach music family will be held at a later date. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family. Send your online condolences on their website:
Judy's House of Oldies
Tuesday, July 14 2020

July 13, 2020 - Photo property of Judy's House of Oldies

N. Myrtle Beach and the Beach Music world will soon say goodbye to a landmark. "Judy’s House of Oldies of North Myrtle Beach opened in 1987, and was formerly known as the Beach Music Center, which opened in 1963 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina." They're family owned and they specialize in oldies, Carolina Beach Music along with rhythm and blues. Their website states: "Most of our demand is for shag dance music and west coast dancing, as well as east coast dance music."

As you will remember back in April of 2019 we lost Judy Collins,  founding member of the OD Shag Club and  co-owner of Judy's House of Oldies which was a big loss to the Beach Music community. We'll certainly miss our visits to the store during our trips to N. Myrtle Beach but we wish everyone all the best because this is truly the ending of an era. Below you will find the official Facebook post from owner Jeannie Elmore announcing the closure.

 

 

You can visit their website to purchase but we also recommend calling or visiting to inquire about availability. Store information can be found below.

300 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249 – 8649
Email: houseofoldies@aol.com

 Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's
Wednesday, July 08 2020

July 8, 2020

In three emails shared earlier today, they've released information on Cammy weekend in November along with an extended nomination window due to COVID-19.  We have information from all of the messages below. **Please note** as of right now (Wednesday, July 8, 2020), Cammy weekend HAS NOT been canceled. They're not making the determination at this time but they do plan on announcing the plans during the nomination announcement show that will broadcast live on 94.9 FM The Surf on Friday, September 25, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates!  Also if you haven't joined the academy yet, you can visit this link for more information.


EMAIL #1

Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, it does not look like the 2020 CBMA Weekend will be taking place due to the rising surge in the virus and the age demographic of many of our supporters.

Currently, we are still planning to do the nomination and voting process and to have some sort of either small scale event at OD Resort and/or a virtual event in November to present the awards.

We are not making a final decision at this time for the weekend but plan on making an announcement during the September Nomination Announcements on 94.9FM The Surf on Friday September 25th as to what type and kind of event we will have in November.        

We are extending the Nomination window this year until July 31st for availability for a project to be nominated due to the virus. Ballots will be mailed and/or emailed around July 20th so you can have some time to get them filled out and back in by the August 14th Deadline.

 ****There have been some changes on this year’s ballots in the following categories,

1.) All projects must now be released “and charted” by the deadline. In prior years, the project was eligible if released “and played” by the deadline on at least 3 or more shows.

2.) FM & AM Radio DJ have been combined to Radio DJ of the Year. We will allow up to 7 Nominees in this one category. This change came about as of a result of the many networks doing shows on many different formats which made the category hard to define fairly.

3.) Rising Star has changed the Eligibility period from 3 years to 5 years due to the lack of new artist entering the industry.

We here at CBMA are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 situation and hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon and we can all get back to the Live Carolina Beach & Shag Music we love so much!!

Please support your local businesses that are struggling to stay afloat and make sure that when the time comes to patronize those establishments that keep our music and dance alive.

Last year with the help and direction of Bo "The Web Guy" Gilbert, we found out it is possible to do the Nominations and Voting online which we might have to do 100% this year due to the Coronavirus and postal restrictions.


Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here

You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application


If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

 

EMAIL #2

Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's

Deadline to Join and be able to

"Nominate your favorites" Is July 15th!

So time is running out,

Join Today!!


You can still join the academy

up to September 15th!

and be able to "Vote" for the nominees!

 

Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here

You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application

If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

 

EMAIL #3
 

2020 CBMA Not Cancelled Yet!!

We are not making a final decision at this time for Cancelling the Weekend but plan on making an announcement during the 2020 Nomination Show on 94.9FM The Surf on Friday September 25th as to what type and kind of event we will be able to have in November.

(This show is when we announce who is nominated in each category for the November Awards)

 

**It all depends on the Virus and the Restrictions we must follow in November!!

More info to follow in the coming weeks!!

Please check www.cammy.org for the latest info!!

Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here


You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

 

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application

 

If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

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