I'm Man Enough by The Holiday Band.
really like the sound of this song. Itís got a Cha Cha beat and reminds me
of the beach in a big way. Itís a great Shag tune although I find it to be
at the slow end of the spectrum and would probably speed it up a click or
two. Our Boppers will simply Cha Cha to it although they sometimes enjoy a
Youíre right about the speed Jim, Iíd probably punch it up
2-3 percent. I call it ďShag CityĒ straight up. Good gritty vocals that I
really love and a hook good enough for radio. These guys are proving to be
ďMen EnoughĒ to put out hit after hit. Itís already #4 on the Beach Music
Iím Your Puppet
by The Holiday Band
DJ Mike: The guys pull out the old James
and Bobby Purify hit and make it their own. I think the speed is still too
slow for our style of dance but Iím sure it works for the Shag crowd just as
it is. DJ Jim: Another oldie done well.
I like this song as well but again I agree with DJ Mike. These songs are
really a bit too slow for anything but Shagging and even then I prefer a
faster beat personally. Itís smooth, pretty, and very nice just for
listening. Good song.
She Blew A Good Thing.
by The Holiday Band.
DJ Jim: For my taste this song is just ok.
Itís not bad and itís good for listening but it doesnít make me feel like
dancing. Once again I feel like itís too slow and three in a row makes it
monotonous. Itís beachy for sure, I just think Iím ready to kick it up a
notch.DJ Mike: Classic beach, live and
in person. For me the live sound makes me feel like Iím right there. Good
production minimizes the crowd noise so it sounds just right. I know itís a
little slow but Iíd probably play this one straight up. Good job
Swamps Of The
by Jim Quick & The Coastline Band.
DJ Mike: Coastline Rules! I
watched Jim and the boys perform this live at ďThe Spanish GalleonĒ
during the fall S.O.S. last year. Their showmanship blew me away. This is
definitely our type of song and will be on the fast track up the charts. My
only complaint if you can call it that is the bass. In the live production
they really kicked it up. This production tones it down and seems more
beachy than bluesy. I prefer the live version. I love the originality.
DJ Jim: Oh
Yeah! Now this is my kind of song. This one really cooks and will draw
everyone who can walk out to the dance floor. This is the perfect sound for
Bop style dancing and is the refreshing change of pace I said I was ready
for after the first three on this CD
by Jim Quick &
The Coastline Band.
sultry. Another Cha Cha beat aimed squarely at the Shaggers. I like it, I
just donít love it. Itís a good song but not my favorite on this CD although
itís incredibly smooth. DJ Mike: Once
again I hear a Cha Cha. It has a nice smooth sound but itís just not my
favorite. It just doesnít grab me and make me want to head to the dance
floor. I guess it would be a nice change but not one Iíll play often.
Late At Night
by Jim Quick & The Coastline Band.
DJ Mike: One of my favorites from The
Coastline Band but I would have to stick with the original. Iíll play Simon
Cowell here, (English accent) ďItís good, itís just not great.Ē
DJ Jim: I couldnít agree more, I really
like The Coastlineís first version from ĒContents Under Pressure.Ē I found
it to be more up-tempo than this version and in my opinion is a much better
Donut And A Dream by The Men Of
Aaaaahhh! What a great Smoothie. Man I love this song. The Mills Brothers
were great with their signature song and our dancers have always loved it.
ďThe Men Of DistinctionĒ are every bit as good and maybe better. Itís slow
and smooth. Iíd love to watch Michael Norris dance to this one, it would be
like watching a Shag ballet. Although our Bop dancers might like it kicked
up just a bit, personally I think Iíd just leave it alone.
DJ Mike: Paul Craverís vocals come
through loud and clear on this Mills Brothers classic, as cool as the other
side of the pillow. While Shaggers definitely have a Smoothie winner here,
our crowd will do the ďRat RaceĒ, a Louisville original dance based loosely
on a Foxtrot. While I love these guys as a group I canít wait for Paulís
solo CD later this year.
Big And Hot
by The Men Of
DJ Mike: Well, I can say this, my wife
Vicki would say this song is sacrilegious because her favorite version of
this song is by ďThe Love DogsĒ. But seriously theyíve done a really good
job with this one and I enjoy the song as it is. DJ
Jim: Iíd have to say a big Amen to Vickiís choice because
it would be mine as well. I think this version drags and when this song is
kicked up a bit it just cooks. Donít get me wrong, itís not bad, itís just
that Iíve heard better.
by The Men Of
Shag tune with a slightly faster tempo than some of the other songs on this
CD. I donít think Bop dancers will make this song one of their favorites
simply because itís still a bit slow for Bopping. Definitely Myrtle Beach
all the way. I like it but not as well as other M. O. D. songs.
DJ Mike: These guys can make any song their
own. Boz Scaggs would be proud of this version. What a great choice for a
remake, something new instead of the same old standbys. Bozís version is a
bit faster but this definitely works for Shag.
Fly Me To The Moon
by The Band Of Oz.
DJ Mike: Weíve heard it before but this
is still a good version. Although this is listed as a remix I donít hear
much of a difference from their last version. All in all, still good but
nothing new. DJ Jim: I agree, I like
their version from ďDancing In The StreetĒ better. This version sounds a bit
too slick and a bit too slow for my tastes. Once again a song for the
Shaggers. Hey guys, donít forget the Boppers and Swing dancers, they need
All Day Music by The Band Of Oz.
DJ Jim: This song reminds me of ďThe
Fifth DimensionĒ. Itís smooth and well done but Iím at a loss to imagine
this one filling a dance floor. Our dancers would probably treat it as a
slow Cha Cha or maybe a belly rubbiní slow dance, but thatís about it. Not
my favorite. DJ Mike: Granted, not every
song on a CD has to be danceable but for goodness sakes, canít we find a
better song to remake than this one. Where are those guys who did House
Of Blue Lights?
Lucky To Be Loved By You
by The Band Of Oz.
DJ Mike: Finger snappiní, foot tappiní,
Myrtle Beach music. Put the top down on the convertible, punch up the CD
player, summerís here. This one may not make the chart but still itís a good
new song. DJ Jim: I agree, itís Myrtle
Beach all the way but itís not one of my favorites. Once again itís well
done but hey, these guys know how to produce good songs . I just donít hear
anything that would make me play this one. But bear in mind, Iím looking for
music that will put dancers on the floor and I donít think this one will do