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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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July 5, 2022, 1:23 p.m.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

When I was a kid I spent my summers with my grandparents at their lake house. They were really fun summers and I treasure my memories of my the time with Ralph and Rhody. Rhody was a teacher and on July 4th weekend she used to lament the end of the summer. I never understood her dread – the summer was just beginning. I am actually older than my grandmother was some of those summers and now I sort of get it.

Well tonight we’ll celebrate all things summer with a particular focus on the beach. As I entere3d my teens I no longer wanted to spend summers in the mountains. Everyone in HS was headed to the Shore – that’s what we called the beach in Jersey. For college I moved to Virginia. On my first trip to VA Beach I remember being a little disappointed – it wasn’t the Shore. I’ve grown to love VA Beach and have spent a lot of time there including all of summer ’82 when I worked at the now gone but famous Raven on 12th and Atlantic.

So keep it tuned here for lots of cool summer / beachy tracks including a set of “beach music”. That was a new genre to me when I first landed in Charlottesville.

The Haberdasher

Tom Tom Club Under the Boardwalk Tom Tom Club Rhino/Warner Records
The Drifters I've Got Sand In My Shoes Rockin' & Driftin: The Drifters (Box Set) Atlantic
The Trashmen Surfin' Bird Surfin' Bird - The Best of the Trashmen Classic Music International
Ramones Rockaway Beach Rocket to Russia Rhino/Warner Records
Rivieras Surfin' Fun I Still Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 2 Norton Records
Los Straitjackets California Sun (feat. Dave Alvin) Sing Along With Los Straitjackets Yep Roc Records
Dave Alvin Fourth of July Romeo's Escape Lucky Dog
Jackie Gore I Love Beach Music My Love Is Your Love (Forever) Forevermore Music & Records, Inc.
First Class Beach Baby Beach Baby GAMC
Bill Deal & The Rhondels I've Been Hurt Soul Shots: A Collection of Sixties Soul Rhino
Sam Cooke Cupid The Best of Sam Cooke RCA/Legacy
The Tams Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy Hey Girl Don't Bother Me: The Best of the Tams Geffen*
Tavares Bein' With You Sky High Capitol Records
David Johansen Build Me Up Buttercup (Live) Live It Up SBCMG
The O'Kaysions Girl Watcher Beg Scream and Shout: The Big Ol' Box of Soul Rhino
Bruce Channel Hey Baby Hey Baby - Single Fantasy Day / União Lisboa
Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Live from Austin, TX: Delbert McClinton New West Records
The Washington Squares Fourth Day of July Fair and Square Gold Castle
Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blues Pacific Ocean Blue / Bambu (Deluxe Legacy Edition) Epic
The Beach Boys Surf's Up "Feel Flows" The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Super Deluxe) CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)
Brian Wilson Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl That Lucky Old Sun Capitol Records
The Shacklefords California Sunshine Girl The Wrecking Crew Wienerworld UK
Terry Allen There Oughta Be a Law Against Sunny Southern California Bloodlines Paradise of Bachelors
Jan & Dean Honolulu Lulu All the Hits: From Surf City To Drag City Capitol Records
The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby Endless Summer Capitol Records
The Regents Barbara Ann The Doo Wop Box Set Rhino
Sufjan Stevens Fourth of July Carrie & Lowell Asthmatic Kitty
The Excellents Coney Island Baby Presenting the Excellents Universal Digital Enterprises
Lou Reed Coney Island Baby Walk On the Wild Side and Other Hits RCA Records Label
Flesh Mountain Boys Shit My Pants at Coney Island Flesh Mountain Boys self
Bruce Springsteen Independence Day The River Columbia
Sweet Hollywaiians Ticklin' the Strings Ticklin' the Strings Sweet Strings
The Jolly Boys I Fought the Law Great Expectation Wall of Sound
The Ventures Pipeline V-Gold Blend - The Very Best of the Ventures M&I
Dick Dale & His Del-Tones Tidal Wave Summer Surf Sundazed Music

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02:00:00 1 July 4, 2022
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