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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.


2022 ACSC Election Results
Monday, September 26 2022

The results of the 2022 ACSC election has been announced and the results are as followed:

- Robin Morley - ACSC Chairman
- Candy Long - ACSC Vice Chairman
- Becky Berry - ACSC Secretary
- Cecil Martin - ACSC Treasurer
- Ken Akin - Past Chair

Congratulations everyone!

This Week in Beach Music
Sunday, September 25 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 September 25, 2022

North Carolina
09/29 - Chamber's Alive After Five with Pizazz - Granville
09/30 - NC Seafood Festival - Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot - Morehead City
10/01 - Lake Gaston Lions Club Seafood Festival with the Switch - Henrico

South Carolina
09/29 - Icehouse Amphitheater presents the Band of Oz - Lexington
09/29 - Music on Main at the Horseshoe - Blackwater Band - N. Myrtle Beach
10/01 - Rivermist - Local on the Water - N. Myrtle Beach

09/28 - Shrimp Festival with Cat5 - Danville
09/29 - Westchester Concert Series - KOS - Midlothian
10/01 - Lake Life Live presents the Blackwater Band - Clarksville


New Release from Ms. Jody
Wednesday, September 21 2022

On Monday, September 19, 2022 Ms. Jody announced the release of her new single "I'm Gonna Ride That Black Horse" and it's available on all of the major music streaming and download websites. We're looking forward to hearing the entire song because Ms. Jody never disappoints!

Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music
Tuesday, September 20 2022

The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music - eBook is Available Now and you can purchase it directly from Greg with the details below!

Greg Haynes' massive 13 pound book—THE HEEEY BABY DAYS OF BEACH MUSIC-- chronicling stories of the bands, venues and times that were the late 1960s is now available as an eBook! It is available through Ebay!  First published in hardback in 2006, the coffee-table sized book has been out of print since 2009. The thumb drive version contains a new Epilogue that lists the later released CDs 15-17 as bonus content. The eBook contains 557 pages and over 800 photographs. In late 2001, after spending over 30 years reminiscing about those few years he had as a band promoter in the late 1960s, Greg Haynes realized that if someone didn't make a permanent record of the unforgettable music, times, and events of those days in the Southeast, the memories would be lost forever.

What started as a book to highlight the most popular bands ended up including groups that made the Beach Music genre a significant music form. By the time Greg wrapped up The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music, every state in the Southeast that had a shoreline was in the book. Greg's retrospective, he says, "is not be a complete anthology of the party bands of the South in the '60s; but I believe we have achieved a fantastic overview of the most significant acts of the era and many of the lesser-known acts as well." The complete eBook on a handy USB thumb drive via First Class U.S. Mail for $29.95 +$3.19 postage and handling. You can now re-live the memories and see all the valuable (and now, many long-lost) images of the era on your laptop, computer, or tablet.



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