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Carolina Class was the second magazine in Beach Music and Shag history.   All the covers are shown below with general descriptions of their contents.

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Vol 1 # 1, June 1987

  • The Top 106 Beach Songs of 1986
  • Collectors Corner for Regional Bands
  • The Beach Boogie & Blues Festival
  • The East Coast Rivieras
  • Atlantis Band
  • S.C. House Bill declaring Shag the State Dance, and more

 

Vol 1 # 2, July 1987

  • Hot Fun In The Summertime VI in Stuart, VA
  • The Summer of '87
  • Shag Explosion
  • The Origins of Beach Jocks and their Practices
  • Band News (Musical Notes)
  • Spencer Bohren of New Orleans
  • Tush Push and Other Line Dances
  • Class of Carolina--1963
  • Record Reviews
  • Backyard BBQ's and Pig Pickin's Too

Vol 1 # 3, August 1987

  • Beach Music Culture--The 'Lost Colony'
  • The Nylons (National with deep regional roots)
  • Beach Music Classics--January to June 1987
  • tons of new record reviews
  • Shag contest results, etc.
  • Jomeokee 3rd Annual Beach Festival

 

Vol 1 # 4, October 1987

  • Carolina Calendar of Events
  • Tanglewood Beach Music Festival
  • Tidewater Virginia Beach Scene
  • the Top 106 Chart
  • A View from the North (a Shaggin' Yankee)

 

Vol 1 # 5, November 1987

  • Billy Ward of the Dominoes ("60 Minute Man") at S.O.S.
  • Regional Calendar of Events
  • The Charlotte Shag Club's Fall Flashback
  • Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame 1983-1987
  • HotLanta Beach
  • S.O.S. VIII Highlights
  • record reviews and charts

Vol 1 # 6, December 1987

  • Archie Bell & the Drells History and Update
  • Groucho's 10th Anniversary
  • The Sand Flea Beach Club in Greenville, SC
  • Sand Flea Shag Contest
  • Beach Music Top 106

 

Vol 2 # 7, January 1988

  • The Part-Time Party Time Band
  • the Holiday Shag Explosion
  • Record Reviews
  • Charts

 

Vol 2 # 8, February 1988

  • Bits and Beaches with the Embers and the Band of Oz
  • the Breeze Band
  • the Piedmont Shag Association
  • S.P.A. (Shaggers Preservation Association)
  • S.P.A. Winners 1987, Record Reviews
  • Event Calendars
  • Charts

Vol 2 #9, March 1988

  • Beach Fever--Chairmen of the Board
  • A Flush of (Shag) Clubs
  • The Upper Deck
  • The Castaways Reunion
  • Tiki Classes
  • The First Annual Foothills Winter Boogie
  • Charts and Record Reviews

 

Vol 2 # 10, April 1988

  • Studebakers at Myrtle Beach
  • Beach Fever (the Chairmen of the Board) Pt 2
  • Beach Music Awards III
  • Sand (Fleas) In My Shoes
  • O'Haras
  • Record Reviews and Charts

(Fessa' Hook & James Brown cover)

Vol 2 # 11, May 1988

  • Beach Music Awards III: The John X. Aragona Story
  • Shag Club Directory
  • We Can Build A Hit--the East Coast Rivieras
  • Club Hoppin' with Alfie
  • Charlotte Shag Club Hall of Fame
  • Shag--The Reel Thing
  • reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 12, June 1988

  • Kruzin' for A Hit (the Kruze Band)
  • Raleigh & Florence Shag Contests
  • Shaggin' On the Shoreline
  • The 60s Sound of College Beach
  • What is Beach Music?
  • Shag Club Directory
  • reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 13, July 1988

  • The Embers
  • Looka' Here Safronia--the Shad and Brenda Story
  • News from the Atlanta Peach Beat
  • Mallards of Columbia SC
  • Beach Music News
  • Shag Instructors Guide
  • Shelby Shag Club
  • reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 14, August 1988

  • The Catalinas
  • Shag Hawaii '88
  • Shorelines with Ric Shore
  • Cloud Shaggin at Beech Mountain
  • Flamingo Joes in Atlanta
  • Harry Turner Presents the Originals
  • Charlotte Shag Club's July 4th
  • Salisbury Shag Club
  • DJ reports
  • reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 15, September 1988

  • S.O.S. IX (the Society of Stranders Ninth Fall Migration)
  • Shagging in Sumter (SC)
  • Club Hoppin' with Alfie
  • Summer Shag Explosion
  • Harry Turner Presents the Originals
  • A Shag Daddy Is Born
  • The Chelsea Shag Contest to London
  • Record reviews, club reports, and charts

Vol 2 # 16, October 1988

  • Hats off to the Tams
  • Junior Shag Team
  • Club Hoppin' with Alfie
  • Harry Turner Presents the Originals
  • Shorelines
  • Record reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 17, November 1988

  • Maurice Williams--A Class Act
  • ShagTime (the band from Orangeburg, SC)
  • Charlotte Shag Club Fall Flashback
  • the Class of Carolina
  • Harry Turner's Originals
  • Kehr-Olina Class
  • Shag the Movie and Shag Jr-The Actors
  • Events calendars, record reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 18, December 1988

  • Steve Jarrell & the Sons of the Beach
  • Club Hoppin'
  • King Records Story
  • Beach Music Awards 1988
  • Record reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 19, January 1989

  • Shag Lessons in the Carolinas
  • Weejuns (the Club in Irmo, SC)
  • Dink Perry & the Breeze Band
  • Where Were You....
  • Caribbean Christmas Cruising (and Shaggin', of course)
  • Beach Music Awards III
  • Autumnfest '88
  • Record Reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 20, February 1989

  • Romancin' the Dance
  • A Menage of Memories
  • Are You Bi-Footal?
  • Harry Turner Originals
  • All the World's A Stage
  • S.P.A. Results
  • Record Reviews and charts
  • AVAILABLE IN PDF format ONLY !!!!!!!!! No more hard copies remain.

 

Vol 2 # 21, March-April 1989

  • Kehr-Olina Class (tons and tons of Shag clubs news and events)
  • Denise LaSalle: If You Can't Do Me Right....
  • Fast Eddie
  • Shaggin' at East Davidson High
  • The Poor Souls
  • Club Hoppin'
  • Polo's $6,000 Shag-Off
  • Record Reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 22, June 1989 (NEVER PUBLISHED!!!)

  • AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT ONLY !!!!
  • Clifford Curry'd Soul (the Clifford Curry Story and Discography)
  • Piedmont Shag Association
  • Jacksonville Fla Beach Bop Association
  • Richmond Shag Club
  • Mountain Shag Club
  • Lake Tillery Shag Club
  • Burlington Shag Club
  • Statesville Shag Club
  • Columbia Shag Club
  • Charleston Shag Club
  • Shaggers United of Lexington
  • Spring Safari--S.O.S.
  • Tams Banned in Australia!
  • Florence Shag Club
  • Directions for the Hottest New Line Dance
  • Nostalgia--New Band on the Way Up
  • Club Hoppin'
  • Jukin' with Mr. Mike
  • Band listings
  • Record Reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 4, August 1989

  • Shag Club News
  • Band listings
  • Notables and Quoteables
  • Clifford Curry
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Record reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 5, September/October 1989

  • The Bwana of Bop
  • On the Road with O.C. (Smith)
  • Love In Four-Four Time
  • The Bus Stop (Line Dance)
  • Shag Etiquette
  • Nostalgia-A New Band
  • Snakebusters
  • Club Hoppin'
  • Record reviews and charts

 

Vol 2 # 24, November 1989

  • SOS '89
  • Blues U Can Use
  • Shoreline
  • Music History through the Eyes of Denise LaSalle
  • Tommy Plyler (x-Catalina)--If You Keep It Light You Got It Made
  • Record reviews and charts

Vol 2 # 25, December 1989

  • J.D. Cash (Triple Shot of Rhythm & Blues)
  • Class of Carolina
  • Shag Club News
  • Hornet Mania
  • Record reviews and charts

Vol 3 # 26, January 1990

  • Shag Legend--Ellen Taylor
  • The Clovers Story
  • Jr. Shaggers
  • Foothills Winter Boogie
  • Shag Club News
  • Frankie Sea
  • Romancin' the Dance
  • Record reviews and charts

Vol 3 # 27, February 1990

  • Carolina Class Gallery
  • Sammy O'Banion Story
  • The Redcoats Story (Roanoke, VA)
  • Lake Wiley Shag Club
  • Best of the Eighties
  • Shag Club News
  • Record reviews and charts
  • AVAILABLE IN PDF format ONLY !!!!!!!!! No more hard copies remain.

Vol 3 # 28, April 1990

  • Live from S.O.S.
  • Shag Club News
  • Break Out the Butter, Mama, He's Hot Tonight
  • Boogie = EMC2
  • Beach Music? What's That!
  • The Best Out of Me-The Charles Wallert Story (writer/producer of Beach Classic: "Brenda")
  • National Shag Championships
  • Rufus Wactor--Hall of Fame Shagger
  • Record reviews and charts

Vol 3 # 29, May 1990

  • Chuck Jackson: "Where I Want to Be"
  • The Atlanta Connection
  • 'Fessa Hook Profile
  • Tom Wicker and "Johnny Dollars" (the legendary club)
  • and all the other features you expect
  • AVAILABLE IN PDF format ONLY !!!!!!!!! No more hard copies remain.

 

Vol 3 # 30, June 1990

  • Conversation with the Platters
  • Lloyd Price: Security Didn't Come Easy
  • The Tams: Which is Which
  • The Pad (at Ocean Drive since 1954)
  • Sandra Schwartz--Hall of Fame Shagger
  • Record reviews and charts
  • AVAILABLE IN PDF format ONLY !!!!!!!!! No more hard copies remain.

 

Vol 3 # 31, July 1990

  • Barker Family- A Musical Tradition (leading to the Embers, Catalinas etc)
  • Coolin' Out--New Group
  • Norfleet Jones--Legendary Shagger
  • S.P.A. (Shaggers Preservation Association) Update
  • Burling Shag Club 5th Anniversary
  • Record reviews, charts etc