History's second Beach Music magazine.
For those who truly want to develop an appreciation for Beach
Music and Shaggin', the archives and documentation are limited
at best. Even as we say so, there are two or three invaluable
resources...this is one of those. Naturally, the earlier issues
are rarer than later issues; Carolina Class was
inspired by It Will Stand magazine, and produced
under the auspices of WRDX-FM with 'Fessa John Hook as Editor.
Created to serve the audience of radio's first full-time Beach
Music format, Carolina Class soon surpassed
its predecessors in circulation eventually extending far beyond
the station's broadcast range (which covered the western half
of North Carolina, north and northeastern South Carolina and the
southwestern region of Virginia).
The articles in Carolina Class cover the
spectrum of Beach and Shag activities of the area, including detailed
music and DJ charts, record reviews, Shag and Bop club news, and
many groundbreaking feature articles.
Between the lines you may find the excitement of a group of
radio broadcasters engaged in a new multi-media venture in listener
services....and the excitement of
documenting the growth of a
culture beginning its fifth decade.
If you're interested in following the trajectories of a sub-culture
with deep, deep roots in American music and dance--but still little-known
outside its region (compared to the the depth of its history,
the popularity of Shag with swing societies throughout the U.S.
still doesn't reflect the breadth of influence this sub-culture
has had on the world during the second half of this century).
There are still copies
remaining of most of these (with two exceptions, which are currently
available in PDF files).
5 or more $4.00 each
All 32 magazines $120.00
($3.75 each) -- until we begin running low. There are very few
copies of some of them.
Shipping is always in
priority boxes at $11.00 (all 32 copies would fit in a priority
box) Thus, if you order all 32, the total will be $120.00 +
$11.00 = $131.00
If you order 5 magazines,
it would be $20.00 + $11.00 = $31.00
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