Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia


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About the Book

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

About the Author(s)

The author of more than 130 articles and reviews and seven books, Rick Simmons was formerly the George K Anding Endowed Professor of English at Louisiana Tech University, where he was director of Honors. He currently lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and teaches at the Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences.

Bibliographic Details

Rick Simmons

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 330
Bibliographic Info: 215 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6767-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3153-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  5

The Encyclopedia  15

Works Cited  299
Index  305