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John G. Franklin Releases New Single
Sunday, October 24 2021

On October 22, 2021 John G. Franklin shared his new release and the link to purchase the new single and we've provided that for you below as well. Great job John and everyone involved in the production and we look forward to seeing the success the new single brings. If you'd like to listen and/or purchase the song visit the following link. Also be sure to reach out to your favorite DJ's and stations to request it.


Release notes from Green Dot Records:

"Hey Baby"

The new spin to an old rocker from John G. Franklin

Originally written by Derek St. Holmes and recorded by Ted Nugent, John G has worked some magic on this classic. From the first note you'll realize that Ted has left the building and John G hasarrived. Start with a 16 second intro with the drums laying down a swinging groove, add a walking bass line, stir in some silky guitarand thenBAM! Here comes John G riding in on a big horn section.

This 3:39 laid back dance tune (at 115 bpm) has a bluesy, swampy groove that will make you want to work it out on the dance floor. Imagine Stevie Ray Vaughn with a Big Band horn section.

"Hey Baby" is arranged, produced and performed by John G. Franklin ( CBMA Hall of Famer and writer of "Friends" and "I Can't Live Without Your Love"among others) and features Mickey Floyd on guitar and Chris Jennings ( from the Fantastic Shakers and Band of Oz) doing some amazing drum programming. Also featured is Andy Swindell (of Embers fame) on Rhodes. Andy also mixed and mastered the song."

CBMA Weekend Schedule
Monday, October 18 2021

Below please find the most recent schedule of events officially released by the Carolina Beach Music Academy on October 18, 2021. Please note this is scheduled to change without notice.


Beach, Shag, R&B Officially Signs Off
Monday, October 18 2021

On September 29, 2021, Shaun Lamm announced on the Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio Facebook page that he would officially be taking the station off the air after several successful years on the air. Nominated for CBMA Internet Station of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We've certainly enjoyed the music and content here at Flip Flop Live and we wish Shaun continued success throughout radio, with his band and his future endeavors. Many listeners, friends and fellow industry professionals left their well wishes and comments on the post.

On October 18, 2021 the station stopped streaming and the website updated. We've included the original posts below if you'd like to read and/or comment.



DEADLINE to vote!
Tuesday, October 12 2021

The deadline to submit your ballot for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards is coming up later this week. In the email that you should've received with your link to vote it states: "All Ballots must be submitted by "Midnight" Friday Oct. 15th 2021. Anything "sent" after this date will not be counted!"

Be sure that you complete your ballot in order for your vote to count. If you have not received your email, please reach out to Bo Gilbert with Grand Strand Marketing Group and let him know. He will take care of making sure you receive the necessary information. We can't wait to see everyone in a few short weeks!

Sylvia Johns Ritchie Releases Song & Video
Tuesday, October 05 2021

Sylvia Johns Ritchie released a new single and video for "Burnin' It Up for Your Love" and we've included it for you below. Producer J.K. Loftin of Cape Fear Studios says: "Just released today and so glad to see so many people enjoying this! The video by Tony Murnahan with Stwrongtone Media finally dropped, along with the single, just after Sylvia was nominated for her talents as Female Vocalist and Rising Star for this year by the Carolina Beach Music Association. And, those are not song specific awards, just acknowledgements of her talent and it's impact. If you are preparing to vote for keep all that in mind, especially as you watch this killer video. She is truly deserving! Features R Mark Black on sax, Frank Mills on bass, Rick Murray on drums and yours truly on guitar, and as producer and engineer. Everyone involved poured it on thick, hot and heavy! You're gonna love it! You can shag or line dance to it and we hope you do!"

Great job Sylvia, we love the song and video and we'd like to also congratulate on your nominations for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards. We look forward to seeing you in November and good luck on all of your categories.


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