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(Herald Online)   Legendary beach music singer Billy Scott dies at age 70. No one under age 60 inconsolable   ( heraldonline.com) divider line
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2012-11-19 09:29:00 AM  
"He was one of our great imports out of West Virginia," Hook said.

Authentic American Frontier Gibberish.
2012-11-19 09:50:26 AM  
RIP to Mr Scott, but "legendary" is hardly the word I'd use. He was at best a lesser member of the second generation of bands that developed in the mid-70s and were more influenced by Motown than traditional R&B, which was the basis of the classic beach music acts like Maurice Williams, The Tams, Hank Ballard, and James & Bobby Purify.

Which isn't to say that the second-generation acts weren't any good - there's a ton of good music from bands like The Embers, The Okaysions, and Bill Deal. Many of these bands shared musicians and recording dates with folks like James Brown and Sam Cooke as the "chitlin' circuit" began to spill over into bigger venues as the music became more popular and the crowds became more mixed racially. I can even recall outraged letters in the regional papers decrying the fact that white kids were going into the wrong part of town to hear these bands.

A number of these bands are still touring - Xrist, Band of Oz is still chugging along - but if I wanted to see someone's grandfather shuffling on stage, I'd go see the Rolling Stones.
2012-11-19 10:05:47 AM  
Played with the bar-kay, the oh-jays, . . . yep . Otis here is the man.
2012-11-19 10:48:45 AM  
That's Hermain Cain.
2012-11-19 12:48:49 PM  
Without youtubing, I gotta ask: who?
2012-11-19 12:50:57 PM  
If only he hadn't tried to be a hero.
Can't say he wasn't warned.
2012-11-19 01:04:06 PM  

Porous Horace: If only he hadn't tried to be a hero.
Can't say he wasn't warned.

and only two days from retirement, too.
2012-11-19 03:42:11 PM  
I shouldn't have, but I laughed.
2012-11-19 07:22:59 PM  
RIP obscure sound musician. most young folks have never heard Surf music outside of the Beach Boys but man the Beach sound - wow, you've got to have an uncle with a killer 45 collection to find that love. bless his heart, he probably had a lot of fun, a lot of drinks and a lot of sex. good on him.
2012-11-19 07:51:09 PM  
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2012-11-19 09:12:29 PM  
2012-11-20 12:42:02 AM  

vudukungfu: You'll never find

A great song that I will never be able to stop singing wrong.
2012-11-20 04:48:26 PM  
Life's a beach and then you dive
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