Beach Music Sound: Sand in My Shoes: 25 More Classic Hits

Beach Music Sound: Sand in My Shoes: 25 More Classic Hits


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Late-period R&B and vintage 1960s soul never really faded into nostalgia in the coastal towns of the Carolinas, and in time the music and the regional bands that continued to play it generated what became known as "beach music" in the region. Beach music isn't a terribly precise term, however, and much like Louisiana's swamp pop style, it ends up being whatever gets played on the local stages and jukeboxes in the region, which isn't any kind of a problem for the local dancers, but is somewhat of a dilemma for folks who like to have their music tightly defined and categorized. This wonderful collection gets to the root of the matter, presenting 25 tracks of vintage soul and R&B from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and not the usual anthologized fare, either, but lesser-heard sides like the Allen Toussaint-produced "It Will Stand" by the Showmen from 1961; Bob & Earl's oddly majestic "Harlem Shuffle" from 1963; and the stomping, declarative "I've Been Hurt" by Bill Deal & the Rhondels from 1969. Whether or not this all adds up to a distinct style called beach music is open for debate, but there is no denying that these are great songs with plenty of swing left in them. Other highlights include "It Won't Be This Way (Always)" by the King Pins from 1963; the gorgeous and angelic-sounding "Ms. Grace" by the Tymes from 1974; James & Bobby Purify's version of Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn's "I'm Your Puppet" from 1966; and Betty Everett's original version of "You're No Good" from 1963, which was a huge hit a decade and a half later for Linda Ronstadt. You can call all this beach music if you want -- that's what it's called in the Carolinas -- or you can call it a great collection of obscure soul gems (although everything here charted, just not into the single digits). Either way, it's a great listen, and it sure won't confuse any dancers on the Carolina coast, or anywhere else for that matter.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2006
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206672428
catalogNumber: 066724
Rank: 23175

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Performance Credits

Charles Calello   Conductor
Teacho Wiltshire   Conductor
Richie Rome   Conductor

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Producer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Van McCoy   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Eugene Record   Composer,Producer
Kenny Young   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Producer
Dan Penn   Composer
Charles Calello   Arranger,Composer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Allan Felder   Composer
Inez Foxx   Composer
Riley Hampton   Arranger
Norman Harris   Arranger,Composer
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer
Billy Jackson   Producer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Bill Lowery   Producer
Earl Nelson   Composer,Producer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Gene Perry   Producer
Bob Relf   Composer
Sonny Sanders   Arranger
William Sanders   Composer
Bill Sheppard   Producer
Gerald Sims   Orchestra Director
Mike Stoller   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Hal Winn   Producer
Arthur Wright   Producer
Earl Young   Composer
Richie Rome   Arranger
Johanna Hall   Composer
Gary Beisbier   Composer
Jimmy Holvay   Composer
John Abbot   Arranger
Joe Hooven   Producer
Luther Dixon   Composer,Producer
Danny Jordan   Producer
Gilbert Moorer   Composer
Clarence E. Quick   Composer
Bob Archibald   Producer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Edyth Wayne   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Fred E. Smith   Producer
Baker, Harris & Young   Producer
Robert Nelson Relf   Producer
Papa Don Schroeder   Producer
Carl Davis   Producer
James Hanley   Composer
Jerry Ross   Producer

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