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New Release from Deb Browning
Thursday, October 20 2022

On Saturday, October 15, 2022 the newest single from The Six Piece Suits and Deb Browning debuted on The Wave Countdown with Eric Bowman on The Fun One 99.1FM. The title of the new single is "It Don't Get Better Than This" and you can request it from your favorite DJ and we've also included it below.


Pink Slips Release New Single
Tuesday, October 18 2022

In a Facebook post on October 4, 2022 the Pink Slips Band posted a teaser about new music coming from the band. The new song was officially released on Saturday, October 8, 2022 and debuted on the Beach Boogie and Blues radio network during "On the Boardwalk with Justin Rouse". The new single was written by band member, David Howard Faircloth (keyboard and vocals) and features lead vocalist Townsend Link on vocals. The song was recorded and produced by Keith Houston at KHP Music. Below you will find the new single and be sure to call your local radio DJ and request it. Great job guys, and we look forward to watching the song make its way on the Beach Music charts.


This Week in Beach Music
Sunday, October 16 2022

Each week we highlight a couple events from our Beach Music calendar covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To view the details for the events below and to view all of the events on our full calendar for this week, please visit our "Event Page". You can search events by Artist, Shag Club, City, State and more. We're proud to host the largest Beach Music calendar in the industry and if your event(s) are not listed, you can submit them quickly and easily on our "Event Submission Page".

Week Beginning October 16, 2022

North Carolina
10/17 - Shagging on Main Street w/ DJ Tim Johnson- City Cellar - Lincolnton
10/21 - Winston-Salem Shag Club Dance - Midway Music Hall - Winston-Salem
10/22 - 38th Annual Lexington BBQ Fest. - Lexington

South Carolina
10/20 - Any & Oneida - Shug's Steakhouse - Hartsville
10/21 - Rick and Lesa - Duplin Winery - N. Myrtle Beach
10/21 - South Carolina State Fair - The Tams - Columbia

10/18 - Shag 1 Lesson with Brenda Franklin - Acorn Hill - Lynchburg
10/21 - Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Birthday Social - Big Woody's - Chesapeake
10/21 - Soul Intent - Old Beach Tavern - Virginia Beach


Industry mourns the loss of Charlie Brown
Monday, October 10 2022

On September 29, 2022, Charlie Brown (Ed Weiss') wife Sue made a post on Charlie's Facebook page that read: "This is Sue, Charlie's wife. He is currently not doing well. His health has been on the decline for a little over a year. Keep listening to "On the Beach with Charlie Brown" and keep him in your prayers.Suz". Many friends, fans, listeners and fellow industry members commented on the post sending prayers and best wishes to the legendary figure in Beach Music. The following updates were posted the following week also on his social media page.

- Friday, October 7, 2022  -"This is Suz again for Charlie.He came home from rehab last Sunday and was put into Hospice Home Care on Monday. The prognosis is not good. He has declined in only a week. He has difficulty speaking now, so unfortunately he is unable to take your calls. I would like to thank each of you for your prayers, emails, texts and phone calls."

- Saturday, October 9, 2022 - "Suz here...Charlie did not wake up this morning. He is resting peacefully and is on oxygen and comfort medications. Thank you all for your comments and prayers. I will continue to update you with any changes."  Several hours later a final post was shared that read: "Charlie Brown passed away tonight at 8:50 pm. Thank you to all his friends and fans for your support over the years and for your prayers this week. Carolina Beach Music lost a kind, gentle man who loved playing the music for you, and I lost the love of my life. We would have celebrated 51 years of marriage in November. I am thankful he did not suffer long and died peacefully at home with me by his side. - Suz"

Charlie was a great friend to Flip Flop Live and to so many. The telephone calls, emails and having the pleasure of talking with him at various events will certainly be missed. The industry was hit hard by losing such a wonderful ambassador, supporter and DJ. Charlie helped so many djs in our industry and supported anyone striving to keep our music alive. "On the Beach With Charlie Brown" was heard on many stations and you can currently listen to the show archives on the WHUP website. We extend our prayers to the entire Weiss family during this time and once arrangements have been made, we will update this page with that information.

Chris Beachley (producer of On the Beach) made a comment on Facebook that reads: "It is hard to think that 20 years of On The Beach has been produced with 1,000 shows. I would not have wanted to do it with anyone else. If you want to know what a life in the middle of the beginning of Rock & Roll, you need to read the book about Charlie Brown. I know I have learned a lot.He was playing Beach Music before they called it that. His legend preceded him and will live after. In one of our last conversations, he spoke of how he wanted "On the Beach with Charlie Brown" to live on............. it will now be a "best of" show for all to enjoy. Chris Beachley - Producer of On The Beach


Original Facebook posts:

An article was published by Teddy Rosenbluth in The News & Observer on October 9, 2022. Part of the articles reads: "Weiss, better known by his on-air name “Charlie Brown” (a 1959 hit by the R&B group The Coasters) was 80. His radio show, “On The Beach,” was syndicated on about 40 stations across the Southeast, making him one of the most well-known voices in Beach music radio. Beach music, R&B music largely recorded by Black artists, started gaining traction among young, white North Carolinians in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Because the music industry was still heavily segregated at that point, teenage Carolinians could only hear the music on jukeboxes in beach towns like Atlantic Beach and Myrtle Beach."  READ THE ENTIRE ARTCLE

A Life "On the Beach" The Charlie Brown Story
What a special keepsake and tribute to such a wonderful person and his story. If you have any questions regarding the book, please email:

More information on Charlie:

Thanks to Wikipedia - Charlie Brown (DJ) - Wikipedia

Ed Weiss, known on-air as Charlie Brown, is a retired disc jockey and host of the syndicated beach music program On the Beach with Charlie Brown, heard on nearly 40 stations, mostly in The Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. As a teenager, Eddie Weiss worked as a DJ on various stations playing songs for teens.

In 1961, Weiss while working at a radio station in Norfolk, he was told "Eddie Weiss" would no longer be his name. Instead, he would be "Charlie Brown", after the song by The Coasters. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963, Brown worked at a station in Charlotte, where he interviewed Stevie Wonder; Diana Ross brought the singer into the room.[1]

Brown became one of the "KIX Men of Music".[1] From 1964 to 1970, Brown was evening host on top 40 WKIX in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2][3] After leaving his on-air job, Brown worked in sales and later served as WKIX general manager. He also helped to produce the first beach music records with Atlantic Records. Later, as a partner in Beach Beat Records, he was one of the first to sell beach music records advertised on TV.[4]

In 1996, Brown was the first DJ named to the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame.[1][4]

On the Beach is a three-hour show heard on about 40 stations as of 2015, with about 50 songs from a playlist totalling 650. Artists include Chairmen of the Board, The Embers and The Temptations.[1] In 2010, On the Beach won the Syndicated Radio Show award at the Carolina Beach Music Awards for the fourth year.[5] Brown also won for best AM radio DJ in the years 2004 through 2008 and On the Beach has been named favorite syndicated show every year since 2010.[6]

Tom Taylor says, "His reputation is such that he could be in the middle of the Arctic and still be an important player in beach."[1]

Brown worked at WPCM in Burlington, North Carolina and retired in 2014, except for On the Beach.[1] and his weekly show Tuesday afternoons on WHUP-LP/104.7 at Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Official 2022 CBMA Merchandise
Monday, October 10 2022

Chris Nelson of Preppy Pirate Outfitters made an announcement on his Facebook page on September 21, 2022 giving a sneak peak at the Official 2022 CBMA Merchandise Collection. Starting November 1, 2022 you'll be able to order your swag and have it in time to wear for Cammy Weekend in N. Myrtle Beach. You'll be able to also purchase the items in person at official event locations.

On November 1st be sure to visit their website at: Rep the Prep and even receive same day shipping!  We've included Chris' original post that includes a photo of the merchandise. We can't wait to get our hands on the merchandise and show our support for Beach Music!


This Week in Beach Music
Sunday, October 09 2022

Each week we highlight a couple events from our Beach Music calendar covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To view the details for the events below and to view all of the events on our full calendar for this week, please visit our "Event Page". You can search events by Artist, Shag Club, City, State and more. We're proud to host the largest Beach Music calendar in the industry and if your event(s) are not listed, you can submit them quickly and easily on our "Event Submission Page".

Week Beginning October 9, 2022

North Carolina
10/10 - Beginner Shag Lessons w/ Steve Balok - Dynamic Ballroom - Cornelius
10/13 - Band of Oz - 17th Annual Oyster Fest - Agri Supply- Garner
10/14 - Special Occasion Band - Town Event - Bermuda Run

South Carolina
10/14 - Sumpter County Shag Festival - County Museum - Sumpter
10/15 - The Tonez - Local on the Water - N. Myrtle Beach
10/15 - Swingin' Medallions - Hogs and Hens Festival - Abbeville

10/10 - Ammon's Allstars - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach
10/11 - Free Intermediate Shag Lessons - Big Woody's - Chesapeake
10/12 - Julius Pittman & the Revival - Tin Pan - Richmond


Online Shag Lessons from Sam and Lisa
Saturday, October 08 2022

On October 3, 2022, Sam and Lisa West announced their new website where they're able to now offer online shag lessons. Their announcement states: "Check out our new website for online shag lessons. Our first weekly lesson is now live! We are so excited about our new online lessons. New material will be uploaded every Monday. Be a part of this first shag online learning experience. Two "lessons"- Beginner/Novice and Intermediate/Advanced. Only $14.99 a month, less than the cost one couple would pay for one workshop!Also available through the site- 2022 Fall SOS Workshop Review. 19 lessons covering all the material we taught during Fall SOS."

You can stop by their website by clicking here!

2022 SOS Officers and Board Members
Friday, October 07 2022

The 2022 Society of Stranders (SOS) officers and board members are listed below;

- President: Ron Whisenant
- Vice President:  John Gilstrap
- Treasurer:  Foster McKinney
- Secretary: Wanda Cavin
- Board Chairman: Ken Akin
- Board Member:  Ronnie Gregory
- Board Member: Doris Keaton
- Board Member: Susan Harrell
- Board Member: Dwayne Baggett
- Board Member: David Galloway

Congratulations to everyone and well wishes in 2022 and into 2023. Thank you for everything that you do for the shag and the entire industry! For full details on the board members including contract information be sure to visit the official SOS Website.

In Loving Memory of James
Thursday, October 06 2022

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, James "Jimmy" Ransom Hinnant, Jr., passed away. Jimmy was the bassist for the O'Kaysions known for their hit, Girl Watcher. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Joyner's Funeral Home in Wilson. We extend our prayers and condolences to his family and we've included his obituary below and a link to the website where you can view a memorial video, the funeral service video and also sign the online guestbook.

James “Jimmy” Ransom Hinnant, Jr., 79, of Wilson, passed away Saturday. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Rev.


The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.


Jimmy was retired from Wynn Salon Services, where he worked as a salesman. One of Jimmy’s greatest loves was music. He was a bass player in the band, “The O’Kaysions” who went on to have the number one hit “Girl Watcher”, in 1968 released by ABC Records. Jimmy also had a great love for his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


Jimmy is survived by his twin sons, Anthony Scott Hinnant of Bradenton, Florida and Brandon Shane Hinnant of Wilson; grandson, Tyler Hinnant and great grandson, Landon Hinnant of Mechanicsville, Virginia; granddaughters, Breanna Hinnant and Baileigh Hinnant of Dudley.


He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patsy Holloman Hinnant; father, James Ransom Hinnant, Sr.; mother, Lois H. Scott; stepfather, Buck Scott; grandparents, Lester and Ora Shirley and uncle, Wilber Dean Shirley.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at



New Release - Marsha Morgan & Sylvia Johns Ritchie
Wednesday, October 05 2022

On Saturday, October 1, 2022 Marsha Morgan and Sylvia Johns Ritchie's new single and video debuted with Eric Bowman on The Wave New Beach Music Countdown on 99.1FM and 94.3FM. The single is titled "Boys Will Be Boys" and the video was recorded by Stwrongtone Media. Be sure to call your favorite DJs and radio stations to request the new single. We've included the release video for you below from Eric Bowman's show.


2022 Fun Monday Raffle Results
Tuesday, October 04 2022

Winners of the 2022 Fun Monday raffle during the SOS Fall Migration event have been announced and we've included them for you below as listed on the Society of Stranders website.

- Clayton Johnson - $3500.00 - Selling club was the Twin Rivers Shag Club
- Denise Harris - $1,000.00 - Selling club was Beach Sales
- Steve Gutshell - $500.00 - Selling club was the South Strand Shag Club
- Oliver Brown - $250.00 - Selling club was the Hilton Head Island Shag Club
- Sharon Craddock - $250.00 - Selling club was Beach Sales

- Person Selling Winning Ticket -  Angie Taylor - $100.00
- Club Selling Winning Ticket -  Twin Rivers Shag Club  - $100.00
- Person Selling Most Tickets -  Melvin Mullis - $100.00

- Group-A (1-150) - York Shag Club - Total sales - 180 - $100.00
- Group-B (151-300)  - Burlington Shag Club - Total sales - 175 - $100.00

Fun Monday information and history - You can find out more by visiting the Society of Stranders official website.

The Fun Monday drawing was started as a way to finance the events of Fun Monday. The drawing generates the income that pays for all the activities. There is no charge for people to attend the events of Fun Monday. It only takes you $10.00 to make you eligible to be in the drawing. The first ticket drawn wins $3,500, the second wins $1,000, the third wins $500, the fourth wins $250, and the fifth and final ticket wins $ 250. After all the bills are paid there is a donation made to Caring For Kids which is the chosen charity for the Fun Monday Enhancement Committee. The Caring for Kids charity is a great organization that helps a lot of kids. There are 100 tickets dispersed to each shag club that attends the A.C.S.C meeting at the spring S.O.S. The representative that receives the tickets then takes the tickets back to the club for the members to buy or sell all the tickets. If you would like to have a chance at winning see your local shag club president or call 1-919-774-8090. You can email questions concerning the Fun Monday raffle and ticket sales to the Fun Monday Chairperson for ticket sales at FunMondayTickets

Allie Privette Releases New Single
Monday, October 03 2022

On September 23, 2022, Allie Privette released her new single "Ain't Nobody" on 94.9FM The Surf in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The song was also heard the following day, on the boardwalk with Justin Rouse on the Beach, Boogie and Blues network. Call your favorite DJ and radio station to request the new song and SomeBeachMusic also made it available on their YouTube channel and it will soon be available on iTunes according to a post from Allie. We've included the YouTube video for you below. Congrats Allie on the new single!


This Week in Beach Music
Sunday, October 02 2022

Each week we highlight a couple events from our Beach Music calendar covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To view the details for the events below and to view all of the events on our full calendar for this week, please visit our "Event Page". You can search events by Artist, Shag Club, City, State and more. We're proud to host the largest Beach Music calendar in the industry and if your event(s) are not listed, you can submit them quickly and easily on our "Event Submission Page".

Week Beginning October 2, 2022

North Carolina
10/02 - Old School Memories Party - Lynn's Dance Club - Charlotte
10/03 - Shagging on Main Street - City Cellar - Lincolnton
10/06 - Too Much Sylvia - Laurinburg After Five - Laurenburg

South Carolina
10/02 - Funky Leroy Harper's Allstarz - Ducks Night Life - N. Myrtle Beach
10/07 - Cat5 - Rocking the Lake Concert Series - Rock Hill Elks Lodge
10/08 - Two Loafers Beach Party - Star Vineyard & Orchard - Johnston

10/04 - Shag Lessons with Bruce Riley - Boydton Community Center - Boydton
10/06 - Danville Shag Club Monthly Shag Night - 2 Witches Winery - Danville
10/07 - The Original Rhondels - Old Beach Tavern - Virginia Beach


Industry Mourns the Loss of Ray Hall
Saturday, October 01 2022

On September 29, 2022, the news of Ray Hall's passing was shared among his friends and various industry professionals. The announcement reads: "It’s with sadness and joy to let you know Ray has crossed over into our Heavenly Father’s arms. He is finally pain free. Ray Hall fought with all of his might against this horrible disease and actually won the battle and is now in his forever home."

Ray was owner of TJ's NightLife in Raleigh and he was always so welcoming of Flip Flop Live and we enjoyed talking with him anytime we had the pleasure of attending one of his events. He was such a big supporter of the Beach Music industry, the bands and artists, dj's and the shaggers. So many others expressed their condolences on social media and you can as well. You can also attend the celebration of life that will be held with family and friends on Sunday, October 16th 2:00 until 5:00 at TJs NightLife, 4801 Leigh Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Transitions Life Care of Raleigh.

We send our prayers and condolences to the entire family over the coming weeks and months.


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