Stand By Me
by Bill Lyerly
Jim: An old standby with
a good sound for Shaggers. Boppers will find it too slow but might hear it
as a Cha Cha
Mike: Definately a Cha Cha. A good version but doesnít rattle
my chain. Nice to play once I a while as a change of artist but I wonít play
it that often.
And You Know It by Coastline with Johnny Dollar
Mike: Myrtle Beach all the way. Nice shag tune but not a tune for the
Boppers in our crowd. I might play this early evening before the crowd hits.
Jim: I agree, this is Myrtle Beach all the way. This isnít the sound I look
for when playing to our crowd. I probably wonít play this song for Boppers.
Do It by Steve Bassett, Ammon & The Mystic Soul Bubbas
Jim: This oneís a
keeper. Boppers will really dig this tune. I like this one a lot. Itís a
good Blues Bop tune.
Mike: Unless someone calls the politically correct
police Iíll be playing this one often. Great for Boppers. The vocal play
between Basset and Amon makes the song a ton of fun.
Nights by Smith No Luggage
Mike: Sounds country. Itís not a terrible song
but itís definitely mediocre.
Jim: Couldnít agree more, this one leaves me wantiní more. The production seems to be average at best. It just doesnít
Give It To A
Good Man by The Sugarbees
Jim: Now weíre talkiní. This oneís definitely
Myrtle Beach but the Boppers will love it as well as the Shaggers. The
Sugarbees just keep coming out with great songs.
Mike: Youíre right on the
money. Coco Montoyaís version is excellent but this oneís better for Shaggers and Boppers. This songís on my playlist now and will stay on for a
When In Rome by
The Holiday Band
Mike: This oneís just ok, it doesnít do a lot for me. I
donít think itís one of their best efforts. Their new song, ďIím Man EnoughĒ
is head and shoulders above this one. With that said, the shaggers will like
Jim: I agree, itís an ok song but Iíve heard much better from the
Holiday Band. Boppers would dance to it, they just wouldnít request it.
I Know You Know by Heart & Soul
Jim: Kinda slow out of the box but itís got soul and itís smooth as glass.
Kick it up a little bit and youíve got a good song for Boppers, Shaggers and
Mike: I agree, Iíd speed it up about 5% and youíve got a
winner for Boppers. The female vocals really grabs yaí.
As One by D. K.
Mike: Awsome! Nothiní else to say. Well, almost. Brings an updated
50ís sound to a brand new song and makes it a winner. Elvis would be proud.
Jim: Oh man, this one really cooks. Iím movin while I type. Right on about
Elvis, sounds just like him. This is my favorite so far. This one works for
Boppers, Shaggers and Swing dancers equally.
by Mike Stewert
Jim: I donít think I like this one very much. The beatís kindaí strange to dance to. Beachy, but not very good for our dancers at
Mike: Bubble Gum Beach. Doesnít do anything for me and wonít do
anything for dancers either. After this one and ďBoiled PeanutsĒ, Mikeís
last tune, heís 0 for 2.
Donít Look Good
Naked No More by The Fantastic Shakers
Mike: This oneís been around for
about a year now and it isnít one of my favorite Fantastic Shakers song.
Itís a fun song but not one I play a lot.
Jim: Itís not a bad tune, it just
leaves me waiting for it to really get crankiní, but it never does. Itís
Bluesy, itís got a beat, it just doesnít have Oomph.
Edisto by The Gone
Jim: This reminds me of a Jimmy Buffet song. Itís ok to listen to if
youíre stoned on Margaritaís, it just wouldnít pull anyone to the dance
Mike: Right on brother, someone call Jimmy and tell him someoneís knockiní off his stuff. Another song like this one and their name will be
their chart position.
Miss Your Kissiní
by The Delta Riders
Mike: This song was available as a single around January of
this year. Itís a terrific cut that I currently play.
Jim: This oneís not
quite as up-tempo as I like but I like the sound. Itís kind of Bluesy and
itís got a fairly strong back beat. Iíd probably speed it up a bit for
Boppers but Shaggers will like it straight up.
Donít Wait Up On
The Shrimp Boat Baby Caus Iím Cominí Home With The Crabs by Hack Bartley
Jim: This song I REALLY like. Our dancers have gone crazy over this one. Itís
a little slow but the dancers love the words. Another keeper.
Mike: Definitely, everyone asks who it is when I play this one. It draws a
lot of attention and has people really enjoying themselves on the floor.
The Band Of Oz
Mike: This is nice. The vocals make this one. Smooth as sand
after a rain storm. Great reaction from the dance floor.
Jim: Myrtle Beach
all the way and youíre right on Mike, this is as smooth as it gets. This one
was on Ocean Drive Vol. 3 by Little Anthony & The Imperials. This isnít a
Boppers tune but the Shaggers will like it.
Never Gonna' Give
Up On A Good Thing by Gary Bass
Jim: Another beach sound tune but it has a
strange beat for dancers. I canít imagine ever playing this song. It doesnít
work for Boppers and I donít really think Shaggers will like it either,
maybe the West Coasters. Mike: Nice try Gary, but this one lacks the punch
necessary to pull people to the dance floor. Great song to grab a beer to.
Baby, Be Good To
My Heart by Batson & Chase
Mike: Now I like these guys, Theyíre new out of
Virginia. Weíll be heariní from them for a long time. They bring a great new
sound to beach music. Something we need.
Jim: I couldnít agree more. This is
beach all the way but man it has a great sound. Itís probably a little too
slow for Boppers but Shaggers will find it perfect. I think theyíll be
requesting it at the beach quite often. This groupís got a lot of potential.