Playing tracks by
The Durutti Column, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Seals & Crofts, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Graham Gouldman and more.
This mix is in a way a tribute to the so-called ‘beach music’ of the late fifties, sixties and early seventies. This type of uplifting soul ruled the jukeboxes at the beaches of both Carolinas in the US. It’s more or less the same kind of music as ‘northern soul’ in the UK, although beach music goes back to the doo wop of the fifties and has some rock ‘n’ roll traces as well. It vanished in the mid seventies when disco music, played in discotheques, became the most popular kind of dance music. Enjoy the handclapping, the raw saxophones and the excitement of being young! On my blog www.professoreddy.blogspot.com I'll tell you more about the incredible Lee Hazlewood who died on this day (the 4th of August) 3 years ago.