With “Cherry Groove”, songwriters John Wilson and Barry Briggs teamed together to create a “shout out” to some of the great beach music bands, past and present, that help set the mood for endless summers of sun and fun in the sand and surf. Inspired by summertime visits to the many clubs in Myrtle Beach, the song is reminiscent of beach classics from the ‘60s & ‘70s with three part harmony, flowing horn lines and a syncopated beat. The song, crafted around the chorus hook, “We’ll do the Cherry Groove down in Cherry Grove”, was written with Carolina shag dancing in mind.
Producer: Johnny Wilson
Engineer: Barry Briggs
Horn Arrangement: Bennie Latino & Barry Briggs
Recorded at Carolina Sound Music Studios, Siler City, North Carolina