The Glow of the Past
Weekly stories about life at the Beach in the 1960′s.
Come the summer of 2015, the Shag, the legendary dance of the South, will celebrate its 72nd anniversary of conception. In June of 1943, it came to pass that Race Music, gut-level Rhythm and Blues, the sound later labeled Rock-n-Roll found its way onto jukeboxes along the Carolina coast. The Southern teenagers called it Beach […]
In the Land of Shag, I watched a pretty woman dancing smooth as a glassy ocean. Her backside boogie walked cool as a breeze on a humid afternoon. She was a silver fox. The man dancing with her was a silver soldier. He had a permanent suntan. The deep-cut lines around his mouth and eyes radiated […]