FEMALE BEACH MUSIC PIONEERS: We’re not talkin blues queens Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters or Billie Holliday. Or sultry lovelies like Julie London, Patti Page and Lena Horne. Not talkin busty, belt from the shoe-tops Sophie Tucker...
Our next honored song was released in 1955 by Atlantic Records. It only reached #10 R&B but reached #1 in our hearts and the raspberry red 45 played on every jukebox in our southeast beaches. This witty and memorable laid back party tune was also written by the great Rudy Toombs.
“Goin to the party, get with the bunch.
Got a dollar for my nippin and a dime for my lunch”
Still beloved and requested by shaggers...NIP SIP by the CLOVERS