What The Shag Taught Me

Presented by Tom Poland.

Tom wrote Save The Last Dance For Me (USC Press), the story of how the blues evolved into beach music and how the shag evolved to become the state dance of North and South Carolina. What surprised him most while writing the history of the shag and the Society of Stranders was a revealing glimpse into his own past. How the Beatles and other British rock groups idolized Elvis and commandeered the Mississippi Blues to storm America with its rocking and rolling British Invasion.

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