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16
May

BIG TEN INCH, Spring Edition.

Note Bull Moose Jackson's autograph on the sleeve to our theme song!

A fine time was had by all at the BIG TEN INCH, held on May 15 at the Bell House.  Some sort of Oregon themed event was going on in the big room and many of those attendees seemed to dig The BIG TEN INCH even more!  78s were brought and played by Ted Barron (Daily Pixel), Adam Lore (50 Miles of Elbow Room), Jukejoint Jonny (Grade-A Fancy) and host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.  Ted wowed everybody with his Beach Boys 78!

Adam played a 78 that was on Speed!!!

The Boog played the following:

  • Lonnie Johnson; accompanied by John Davis, piano—Blues in My Soul (Disc New York)
  • Memphis Eddie Pee; William Bates, saxophone—Mistreated All the Time (Globe)
  • Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra—Delta Bound (Columbia)
  • Jimmy Locks—Bad Luck Blues (Regal)
  • Al Castellanos and Orch.—Together 1-2-3 (Mardi-Gras)
  • Lefty Frizzell—Travelin’ Blues (Columbia)
  • Joe Turner and His Band—Empty Pocket Blues (Aladdin)
  • Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra—Jump Session (Bluebird)
  • Don Byas Quintette—How High the Moon (Savoy)
  • Lonnie Johnson and Spencer Williams—It Feels So Good (Harmony)
  • Pancho and His Orchestra—Alla en el Rancho Grande (Decca)
  • Earl Bostic and His Orchestra; vocal by Clyde Terrell—I Got Loaded (King)
  • The “5” Royales—I Do (Apollo)
  • Billy Wright the Prince of the Blues—Drinkin’ and Thinkin’ (Savoy)
  • Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra; vocal chorus by Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris and congregation—Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well (Decca)
  • Manhattan Paul and Orchestra—I Know Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well (Hub)
  • Cab Calloway and His Orchestra—Fifteen Minute Intermission (OKeh)
  • Lowell Fulson—Do Me Right (Checker)
  • Wynonie Harris—Good Rockin’ Tonight (King)
  • Teen Tops—Rock Nena Linda (Columbia, Argentina)
  • Ruth Brown and Her Rhythmakers—Mambo Baby (Atlantic)
  • Chuck Berry—Thirty Days (To Come Back Home) (Chess)
  • Russell Jacquet—Eight Ball (King)
  • Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men—I Feel That Young Man’s Rhythm (De-Luxe)
  • Machito and His Orchestra; chorus by Graciela & Machito—Bom Bon Cha Cha (Tico)
  • Camille Howard playing the piano with rhythm accompaniment—Fire-Ball Boogie (Specialty)
  • Earl Bostic and His Orchestra—Blip Boogie (King)
  • Bull Moose Jackson and his Orchestra—Shorty’s Got to Go (Queen)
  • Arnett Cobb and His Orchestra—The Traveler (Mercury)
  • Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chickenshackers—Let Me Go Home, Whiskey (Aladdin)
  • T-Bone Walker—T’s Blues, take 3 (Atlantic test pressing)
  • Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra—Ow! (RCA Victor)
  • Joe Houston—Vino (Combo)
  • Moose Jackson—Big Ten Inch Record (King)

None of these records are for sale.

Some of the 78s that were played.  Click on the thumbnail to get a full picture.

14
May

They BOPPED ZOMBIFIED!

DJ June of Rebel Night and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus donned groovy Shriners Fezes for Zombified Bop!

ZOMBIFIED BOP took place as planned on Friday the Thirteenth of May at Teddy’s Bar & Grill.  Guest DJ June played some fabulous, rockin’ 45s at this Wang Dang Doodle affair.  DJ June is one of the host DJs of Rebel Night—NYC’s rockin’est dance party, held on the third Friday of the month at Otto’s Shrunken Head.  Each month at this event, attendees bop and stroll to the great records played by June and his fellow Japanese friends.  June brought some of that magic to Teddy’s for the ZOMBIFIED BOP.  Go-Go dancer Brooklyn Babydoll brought her own kind of magic, too.  Here is a list  of the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, including several “mashed potatoes” records:

  • Plas Johnson and His Orchestra—Hoppin’ Mad (Capitol)
  • The Johnny Otis Show—Three Girls Named Molly Doin’ the Hully Gully (Capitol)
  • Calvin Wilson—Tic Tac Toe (Capitol)
  • Bobby Darin—Keep a Walkin’ (Atco)
  • Freddy Cannon—Do What the Hippies Do (Swan)
  • Baris Manço—Quelle Peste! (Disques Vogue, France)
  • The Stereos—Freeze Mambo (Warner Bros.)
  • Paul Edwards—Mama’s Doing the Twist (Fono Graf)
  • Donna Loren—So, Do the Zonk (Capitol)
  • Bill Flagg and His Rockabillies—Guitar Rock (Tetra)
  • Bobby Cash—Run Fool Run (King)
  • The Panics featuring Sonny Richards—Bony Maronie (Chancellor)
  • Andy Griffith—Mama Guitar (Capitol)
  • Orlie and the Saints—Detroit Twist and Freeze (Band Box)
  • J.A. & the Jitterbugs—Land of One Thousand Dances (Jonal, Indonesia)
  • Perez Prado and His Orchestra—Clap Hands (RCA Victor)
  • The Barnstormers—Bug Stompin’ (Stomp That Roach) (Capitol)
  • The Champs—Night Train (Challenge)
  • Roberto Carlos—Noite de Terror (CBS, Brazil)
  • Danny and the Juniors—Do the Mashed Potaotes (Swan)
  • The Buttons—Popeye Does the Mashed Potaotes (Columbia, Japan)
  • Bo Diddley—Hong Kong, Mississippi (Pye International, UK)
  • The Tabs—Mash Dem Taters (Vee Jay)
  • Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs—Mashed Potato (Parlophone, Australia)
  • The Earthworms—Mo’ Taters (Bobbin)
  • Casey Jones & the Governors—Don’t Ha Ha (Philips)
  • The Golden Crusaders—Hey, Good Lookin’ (Epic)
  • The Pacers featuring Bobby Crafford—Diddley Diddley Daddy (Razorback)
  • John Fred and His Playboys—Shirley (Montel)
  • Elwood James—Arkansas Jane (Bonanza)
  • Dick Vance with music by Dominic and the Dominos—Nuthin’ Man Nuthin (Sor-Va)
  • The Dardenelles featuring Little Bo—Baby, Do the Froog (Cameo)
  • Billy Bland—Momma Stole the Chicken (Old Town)
  • The School Belles—Cool It, Baby (Dot)
  • Mike Sanchez, Conjunto de Ricky Rays, Ernesto Marroquin: sax—Papa Molida (Falcon)
  • Otis Redding—Hey Hey Baby (Volt)
  • Meep Meep and the Roadrunner—Justine (Boomerang)
  • The Crickets—Love’s Made a Fool of You (Brunswick)
  • The All-Niters—Summertime Blues (GMA)
  • Los Teen Tops—Popotitos (CBS, Spain)
  • Larry Williams with Johnny “Guitar” Watson and the Stormsville Shakers—Slow Down (Decca, UK)
  • Henri Salvador—Le Martien (Disques Salvador, France)
  • Little Walter (really Washboard Sam)—Diggin’ My Potaotes (Checker)
  • Robert Parker—Mash Potatoes All Nite Long (Imperial)
  • The Undertakers—Mashed Potatoes (PYE, UK)
  • Owen Gray—Best Twist (Blue Beat, UK)
  • James Brown & the Famous Flames—Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. (King)
  • Gérard Brent—La Fille qui Me Plait (Columbia, France)
  • The Beatles—Matchbox (Parolophone, UK)
  • The Zephyrs—I Can Tell (Columbia, UK)
  • The Aztecs—Da Doo Ron Ron (World Artists)
  • Shadow Lake 8 Orchestra—South Parkway (Em Kay)
  • Rochell and the Candles—Squat With Me, Baby (Swingin’)
  • Roy Clark—Talk About a Party (Capitol)
  • Bo Diddley—Bo Diddley Is Loose (Barclay, France)
  • Eddie Cochran—Pretty Girl (Liberty)
  • The Underbeats—Annie Do the Dog (Bangar)
  • Paul Williams and His Band featuring Jimmy Brown—Rock It Davy Crockett (Capitol)
  • The Monsters Four—Farmer John (Vee Jay)
  • Rockin Robin Roberts—Louie Louie (Etiquette)
  • Larry Bright—Bacon Fat (Del-Fi)
  • Hollywood Hurricanes—Beavershot (Prima)
  • Howlin’ Wolf—Mama’s Baby (Chess)
  • Tony Casanova—Yea! Yea! Come Another Day (Crest)
  • Les Jaguars—Jaguar Shake (Tournesol, Canada)
  • Chaino—Ubangi Rock (Orb)
  • Carl Homes and the Commanders—Mashed Potatoes (Part I) (Atlantic)
  • Dee Dee Sharp—Mashed Potato Time (Cameo)
  • Los Brincos—Bye, Bye Chiquilla (NoVoLa, Spain)
  • The Dinks—Nina-Kocka-Nina (Sully)
  • Ruth Brown—Hello Little Boy (Atlantic)
  • Les Pinguins—Voo-Doo-Twist (Decca, France)
  • Johnny Madara—Good Golly Miss Molly (Bamboo)
  • Jimmy Ford—You’re Gonna Be Sorry (Stylo)
  • Fireflies—Stella Got a Fella (Ribbon)
  • Joe Brown & the Bruvvers—Popcorn (London International)
  • Safaris—Kick Out (Valiant)
  • The Blazers—Little Bit of Slop (Mundo)
  • Sandy Nelson—Teen Beat (Original Sound)
  • Carl Newman—Twist on Guitar (Mar-Vel)

None of these records are for sale.

DJ June tries to concentrate on cueing a record as Brooklyn Babydoll wiggles and shakes!

12
May

CREPESCULE WITH BOOGALOO Number Eight


The eighth installment of CREPESCULE WITH BOOGALOO took place on May 10 and it was so great to see all the familiar faces!!  Here is a list of the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

  • Bob Thiele and his New Happy Times Orchestra/Gabor Szabo—Fakin’ It (from LP Light My Fire, Impulse)
  • Ali Akbar-Kahn—excerpt from Raga Todi (from LP The Classical Music of India, Prestige)
  • Guy Parnell & the Nite Beats—Night River Bossa Nova (Vee Jay)
  • Phil Guilbeau and His Creole Stompers—Creole Walk (Atlantic)
  • Link Wray and the Wraymen—Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Epic)
  • Fred Ramirez—There Is a Mountain (Warner Bros.)
  • Cal Tjader Sextet—Afro Blue (Fantasy)
  • Jackie Hairston—Monkey on My Back (Atco)
  • Jamo Thomas and the Party Brothers—Nassau Daddy (Sound Stage 7)
  • Aziz Nazan Qawwal—Juniya Maan Gai (Columbia, India)
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—Tell Me (Daptone)
  • Comparsa Universitaria de La Laguna—Un Ratito (from LP Fiesta en la Laguna, RCA Victor)
  • Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra—Los Timbales (from LP Olé!, Columbia)
  • Rusty Bryant—My Shining Hour (from LP America’s Greatest Jazz, Vol. II, Dot)
  • Johnny Ray and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra—I’m Just a Lucky So and So (from LP, CBS, France)
  • Saul Goodman—Re:Percussion (from LP Mallets, Melody & Mayhem, (Columbia)
  • Mongo Santamaria—sugar Cane Hombre (Columbia)
  • Googie Rene combo—Chica-Boo (Class)
  • The Three Sounds—Still I’m Sad (Blue Note)
  • The Mothers of Invention—Dog Breath (Reprise/Bizarre)
  • Les Cooper & the Soulrockers—Bossa Nova Dance (Everlast)
  • Los Clever’s—Enciende Mi Fuego (Disc Jockey, Argentina)
  • Mose Allison—If You’re Goin’ to the City (from LP Swingin’ Machine, Atlantic)
  • Amos Milburn—One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (from LP The Return of the Blues Boss, Motown)
  • Orchestra Harlow—Voy Para La Luna (from LP Harlow’s Harem, Fania)
  • Peret—Una Lagrima (Vergara, Spain)
  • Jimmy Valves—Incense and Peppermints (Nocturne)
  • Al Green—I Can’t Get Next to You (Hi)
  • The Moonlighters—Watermelon Man (Moonlighter Enterprises)
  • Nick Rossi Set—Monkeyshines (Blow It Hard)
  • Willie Bobo—Evil Ways (Verve)
  • Jimmy Forrest—Night Train Mambo (Dot)
  • The Shadows—Geronimo (Columbia, UK)
  • Noor Jehan—Ho Lal Meri Pat (Columbia, Pakistan)
  • Chico Hamilton—Sounds of El Producto (El Producto)
  • The Zombies—I Want You Back Again (Parrot)
  • Jimmie Haskell—James Bond Theme (Capitol)
  • Mel Torme—Right Now (Atlantic)
  • Machito and His Afro-Cuban Orchestra—Torero (Coral, Germany)
  • The X-Citers Unlimited—Soul to Billy Joe (ABC)
  • Young-Holt Unlimited—Soulful Samba (Segura Esse Samba) (Brunswick)
  • Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto Nuevo Tengo—Tango Para Una Ciudad 1. Parte (from LP Tango Para Una Ciudad, CBS, Uruguay)
  • Don Randi Trio—Tomorrow Never Knows (from LP Revolver Jazz, Reprise)
  • Nels Cline—Jara (from LP Angelica, Enja, Germany)
  • Rosko—I Just Wanna Make Love to You (Chess)
  • Freddie McCoy—Lonely Avenue (Prestige)
  • The Miracles—Whatever Makes You Happy (Tamla)
  • Billy Strange Orchestra and Berlin Symphony, Billy Strange conducting—Nocturne Permission (Tower)
  • Big Jay McNeely—Three Blind Mice (Vee Jay)
  • Earl Grant—House of Bamboo (Decca)
  • Lefty (Guitar) Bates and His Orchestra—Ena (Apex)
  • Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar—Apache (Atco)
  • La Sonora Matancera, canta: Celia Cruz—Ven Bernabe (Seeco/Vogue, France)
  • Thelonious Monk—Think of One (from LP 25 Years of Prestige, Prestige)
  • Hank Crawford—Route 66 (from LP Mr. Blues, Atlantic)
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra—Limbo Jazz (Part I) (Impulse)
  • Eddie Harris—Live Right Now (Atlantic)
  • The Triumphs—Burnt Biscuits (Volt)
  • Miles Davis and His Sextet—All Blues (Columbia)
  • The Shalimars—Montezuma (Brunswick)

None of these records are for sale.

7
May

Long Live Smashed!Blocked!

The dance floor was crowded as Smashed!Blocked! held its last ever event on May 6th.

In May 2002, DJs Josh Styles and Peppermintwist initiated what has become the premier Garage Rock/Mod Music night in New York City.  Called Smashed!Blocked!, it featured the considerable DJ prowess of the hosts, along with that of guest DJs from around the world and a team of Go-Go dancers led by the fabulous Anna Copa Cobanna.

The fabulous Anna Copa Cabanna does one last hoochie coochie at the Smashed!Blocked! swan song. Photo by Girlsoul.

For nine years, each first Friday of the month was greatly anticipated by its faithful attendees, who danced deliriously at the Beauty Bar in Manhattan.  In February 2006, Josh and Peppermintwist hosted the Reaction Weekender, three nights of DJs, live shows and a record fair, that was an enormous success.

Bossy Boots looks over Josh Style's shoulder at the last Smashed!Blocked!

Soon after, Peppermintwist met and married an Italian and she moved away, leaving the night mostly to Josh—though she would plan her visits to the US around Smashed!Blocked.  Through the years, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was honored to have been guest DJ six times.

Josh Styles adjusts the audio as the Boogaloo Omnibus prepares to spin 13 45s. Photo by Girlsoul.

On May 6, Smashed!Blocked! celebrated nine years of service and, unfortunately, held its last ever event.  A host of guest DJs were asked to come spin records, including Bossy Boots, Dos Platos, Jumpy and Joel Tropicalia.

Joel Tropicalia screams into the night as he DJs at the final Smashed!Blocked!

The Boog was asked to swing 30 minutes and played the following 45s:

  • The Who—Batman (International Polydor, France)
  • The Batmen—Batman (CBS, Germany)
  • Gene Vincent—Bird-Doggin’ (London, France)
  • Del Shannon—Move It on Over (Amy)
  • Howlin’ Wolf—Do the Do (Chess)
  • The Tammys—Egyptian Shumba (United Artists)
  • Jan Davis—Watusi Zombie (Holiday)
  • Las Moskas—Mony Mony (CBS, Mexico)
  • The Squires—Going All the Way (Atco)
  • The Thirteenth Floor Elevators—Fire Engine (International Artists)
  • The Ventures—The 2,000 Pound Bee – Part II (Dolton)
  • Maggie Thrett—Soupy (DynoVoice)
  • Zoot Money—The Uncle Willie (Decca, UK)

Smashed!Blocked!  will be missed.  Long live the memory of Smashed!Blocked!

None of these records are for sale.

3
May

CREPUSCULE WITH BOOGALOO Number Seven


The seventh CREPESCULE WITH BOOGALOO happened on May 3rd.   Here’s a list of the groovy records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

  • Dick Hyman at the Lowery Organ and his Orchestra—Big Ben Bossa (from LP Electrodynamics, Command)
  • Byron Lee—Riverbank Jump Up (from LP Jump Up, Atco)
  • Della Reese–Low (from LP I Gotta Be Me… This Trip Out, ABC)
  • Plas Johnson—The Big Twist (from LP Dance Craze, Capitol)
  • Carmen Rivero—Que Linda (from LP Tabasco Sauce, Caytronics)
  • Bill Doggett—The Sparrow (from LP Swings, Warner Bros.)
  • Eddaka—Alef Leila oua Leila (Philips, Morocco)
  • Henry Mancini—Señor Peter Gunn (RCA Victor)
  • Ray Jackson Trio—My Babe (Enrica)
  • Al Grey—Tacos and Grits (Argo)
  • Freddie Roach—You’ve Got Your Troubles (Prestige)
  • Billie Hawkins, Sun-Ra and His Orchestra—Last Call for Love (Heartbeat)
  • Kwame Nkrumah—Wawale (Columbia)
  • Hot Chocolates—Who Do You Call (Duke)
  • Ben Branch and the Downhomers—Honey Man (Cadet)
  • Otis Hayes Trio—Finga-Popin’ (Tangerine)
  • Phil Upchurch Combo—Nothing But the Soul (Sue, UK)
  • Jimmy Castor—Hangin’ Out (Winley)
  • Johnny Hodges—Don’t Sleep in the Subway (Verve)
  • Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra—Laughing Samba (from LP Arriba, London Phase 4)
  • The Robert Cray Band—Payin’ for It Now (from LP False Accusations, Hightone)
  • Jon Thomas—Hot Tip (from LP Big Beat on the Organ, Mercury)
  • Earl Bostic—The Man I Love (from LP The Song Is Not Ended, Philips)
  • John Gregory—Jet Stream (from LP Sound Gallery Volume One, Scamp)
  • Nina Simone—It Be’s That Way Sometime (RCA Victor)
  • Ramsey Lewis—Up Tight (Cadet)
  • Hank Marr—Mexican Vodka (Federal)
  • San Remo Golden Strings—Hungry for Love (Ric-Tic)
  • Roland Alphonso, Randy’s All Stars—Blow Roland Blow (Randy’s, UK)
  • Brother Lee Roy & His Band—Indian Giver (Epic)
  • Walter Jackson—It’s an Uphill Climb to the Bottom (OKeh)
  • The Three Sounds—It Was a Very Good Year (Blue Note)
  • Joe Loco—Happy Mambo (from LP Make Mine Mambo, Tico)
  • Bo Diddley—Funky Fly (from LP Black Gladiator, Checker)
  • Perez Prado—Anna-Twist (from LP Twist Goes Latin, RCA Victor)
  • Elmore James—Elmore’s Contribution to Jazz (from LP Got to Move, Charly, UK)
  • Artist not named–Remington (from LP Buy Buy Buy, Young & Rubicam)
  • Lord Flea—Shi-Du-Bi-Du-Bab (from LP Swingin’ Calypsos, Capitol)
  • Wild Bill Davis—West of Allah (Imperial)
  • Sugarman & Co.—Promised Land (Daptone)
  • Moses Davis—For Dancers Only (Tollie)
  • Johnny Pate—Cha Cha Blues (Drake)
  • Les Baxter—Brazilian Bash (from EP Skins!, Capitol)
  • Al Green—Strong as Death (Sweet as Love) (Hi)
  • Mark III Trio—The Sleeper (Atco)
  • Noeleen Batley—Steady Johnny (Festival, Australia)
  • Stanley Turrentine—Trouble (#2), Part I (Blue Note)
  • Sugarcane Harris—You Could Have Had Me Baby (from LP Sugarcane, Epic)
  • Chuck Berry—The Things You Used to Do (from LP St. Louis to Liverpool, Chess)
  • Louis Jordan—What’s On Your Mind (from LP One Sided Love/Sakatumi, Pzazz)
  • Sonny Forriest and His Orchestra—Unchain My Heart (from LP Tuff Pickin’, Decca)
  • Tito Puente–Veloria (from LP Tambo, Arcano)
  • George Anderson—Y’Eyo M’Ebolo (FM)
  • Big John Patton—Ain’t That Peculiar (Blue Note)
  • Tim Rose—Morning Dew (Columbia)
  • Freddy King—The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist (Federal)
  • Mickey and the Soul Generation—Chocolate (Maxwell)
  • Arthur Lee and the L.A.G.’s—Rumble-Still-Skins (Capitol)
  • Charlie Mingus—East Coasting (Bethlehem)
  • Sarah Vaughan—1, 2, 3 (Mercury)
  • The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band—Spreadin’ Honey (Keymen)
  • Leon Haywood—Cornbread and Buttermilk (Decca)
  • Cozy Cole—The Pogo Hop (King)
  • The Psychedelic Aliens—Extraordinary Woman (Voodoo Funk Academy)
  • Katie Webster—Ice Cream Man (Goldband)
  • Merl Saunders—Up, Up and Away (Galaxy)
  • Young-Holt Unlimited—Black and White (Cotillion)

None of these records are for sale.

2
May

Classic WANG DANG DOODLE!!!

Rex and Dave the Spazz recreate the magic of the first Wang Dang Doodle!

The Wang Dang Doodle held on Saturday April 30 brought back the magic of the very first Wangs held at Rififi around eight or nine years ago with the original DJs Rex Doane, Dave the Spazz and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.  Rex and Dave are two of the greatest DJs on the planet—dig their radio shows (Fool’s Paradise and Music to Spazz By) on WFMU!  They did not disappoint.  Each of them spun some crazy, rockin’ stuff that night at the Fifth Estate.  The records the Boog played are listed here:

  • Freddie King—Wash Out (King/Sundazed)
  • Ronnie Isle & the Yo Yo’s—Hassie (OKeh)
  • Sammy Jay and the Tiffineers—You’re Driving Me Insane (Tribe)
  • Ginette Sage—Le Kangouou (Dinamic, Canada)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis—When I Get Paid (Sun)
  • Stan Kenton and His Orchestra—Tequila (Capitol)
  • Danny White—The Twitch (Frisco)
  • The Uniques—Run and Hide (Paula, Canada)
  • Los Blue Angels—Donde Esta Mendocino (El Gordo)
  • Les Pharaons—Le Jerk (Ideal, Canada)
  • The Habits—Elbow Baby (Decca, UK)
  • Don Durant—Seal Rock (Challenge)
  • The Teemates—Nightfall (Audio Fidelity)
  • The Edsels—Shake Shake Sherry (Capitol)
  • César et ses Romains—Splish-Splash (Choc!, Canada)
  • The Gallants—The Batman Theme (Capitol)
  • Jimmy McCracklin—What’s That (Pt. 1)
  • The Furys—Parchman Farm (Lavender)
  • Bo Diddley—Somebody Beat Me (Chess, UK)
  • The Fairlanes—Doctor Fonebone (Nugget)
  • Danyel Gerard avec Les Champions—Sugar Shake (Vogue, Canada)
  • Les Sceptres—Enfin Seul Ensemble (Alliance, Canada)
  • Flamin’ Groovies—Baby Scratch My Back (Norton)
  • The Undertakers—Just a Little Bit (Pye, UK)
  • The Mystics—Mash Potatoes With Me (King)
  • The Five Royales—I Like It Like That (Smash)
  • Jan Davis—Watusi Zombie (Holiday)
  • Frank Gorshin—The Riddler (A&M)
  • Merv Griffin—House of Horrors (Mercury)
  • Lamont Anthony—Popeye (Anna)
  • The “5” Royales—Goof Ball (Home of the Blues)
  • Henry Jerome—The American Beat – part II (Decca)
  • Boots Randolph—Red Light (RCA Victor)
  • Chris Powell and His Five Blue Flames—I Come From Jamaica (Spanish Town, UK)
  • Lefty Frizzell—You’re Humbuggin’ Me (Columbia)
  • Chubby Checker—Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Parkway)
  • Neal and the Newcomers—Rockin’ Pneumonia (Hall-Way)
  • Dick Rivers—C’est Ma Vie (Pathé Mariconi, France)
  • Fats Domino—Land of 1000 Dances (ABC-Paramount, France)
  • Wes Dakus—Hobo (Capitol, Canada)
  • The Periscopes—Beaver Shot (Dionysus)
  • The Olympics—Mash Them ‘Taters (Arvee)
  • The Marathons—Mashed Potatoes One More Time (Plaza)
  • The Blue Diamonds—No Money (Savoy)
  • Little Willie John—Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby (King)
  • Jay Stutes and the Swamp Pickers—Sugar Bee (Goldband)
  • Antoine et Les Problemes—Dodecaphonie (Vogue, France)
  • Dick Vance with music by Dominic and the Dominos—Nuthin, Man Nuthin (Sor-Va)
  • The Denvermen—Stomp Fever (RCA, Australia)
  • Alf Newman—It’s a Gas (Golden 12, Germany)

None of these records are for sale.

30
Apr

CREPUSCULE WITH BOOGALOO #6

A scene from inside the elegant Fifth Estate.

CREPESCULE WITH BOOGALOO Number 6 was a great success, judging by the fine, eclectic mix of records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.  Note that all the LP cuts were played first, then some 45s…

  • Funkadellic—Maggot Brain (from LP Maggot Brain, Westbound)
  • Willie Henderson and the Soul Explosions—Is It Something You Got (from LP Funky Chicken, Brunswick)
  • Yuzo Kayama—[title in Japanes] (from LP [title in Japanese], Toshiba, Japan)
  • Michal Prokop and the Framus Five—My Days Are Numbered (from LP Beat-Line of Today, Supraphon, Czechoslovakia)
  • H.B. Barnham—Baby Love (from LP The Big Hits of Detroit, Capitol)
  • Jose Curbelo and His Orchestra—Copacabana (from LP Cha Cha Cha – Mambo – Merengue, Rico)
  • Peter Case—Walk in the Woods (from LP Peter Case, Geffen)
  • Edith Piaf—Padam Padam (from LP Grandes Exitos de Edith Piaf, Odeon, Cuba)
  • Frank Zappa—It Must Be a Camel (from LP Hot Rats, Bizarre)
  • Mr. James Brown—Cold Sweat (from LP Gettin’ Down To It, King)
  • Machito and his Orchestra featuring Charlie Parker and Flip Phillips—Okidoke (from LP Afro-Cuban Jazz, Verve)
  • The Impressions—Ridin’ High (from LP Ridin’ High, ABC-Paramount)
  • Sun Ra and His Myth Science Archestra—Call for All Demons (from LP Sun Song, Goody, France)
  • The Young Holt Trio–Sunny (from LP Wack Wack, Brunswick)
  • Frank Hunter and the Huntsmen—Jelly Bread (from LP Watermelon Man, Epic)
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas—Everybody’s Talkin’ (from LP Natural Resources, Gordy)
  • Marlowe Morris Quintet—Play the Thing (Columbia)
  • Butterfield Blues Band—I Got a Mind to Give Up Living (Elektra)
  • Timmy McCook & Ken Parker—Shaking Version (Pama, UK)
  • Metin Aukanli—Karadut (Altin Mikrofon, Turkey)
  • Tamiko Jones with Herbie Mann—Day Tripper (Atlantic)
  • Junior Thompson—Jungle Girl (Atco)
  • Rudy Robinson—The Mustang – Part One (Wheel-City)
  • Nat “King” Cole and His Trio with Orchestra Conducted by Pete Rugolo—Lush Life (Capitol)
  • The Van Dykes—No Man Is an Island (Mala)
  • Cymande—The Message (Janus)
  • Donnie Elbert—Baby Please Come Home (Deram)
  • The Second Thought—Slingshot (Brite Leaf)
  • Mongo Santamaria—Watermelon Man (Columbia)
  • The Psychedelic Aliens—We’re Laughing (Voodoo Funk Academy)
  • The Sunglows—99 Plus 1 (Sunglow)
  • Bill Black’s Combo—California Dreamin’ (Columbia)
  • Ginette Sage—Baby Love (Dinamic, Canada)
  • George Stone—My Beat (Musicor)
  • John Mayall with Eric Clapton & the Blues Breakers—All Your Love (London)
  • Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers—Doin’ What I Wanna (Atlantic)
  • Earl Palmer—Drum Villate Part I (Capitol)
  • London Fogg—Easy Mover (Imperial)
  • The Burning Spear—What a Happy Day (CoxSone, Jamaica)
  • Mose Allison—Parchman Farm (Prestige)
  • The Natural Thing—El Pez-Mosquito (Mod Sounds, Spain)
  • Jimmy Smith—Cat in a Tree Part 1 (Verve)
  • The Flaming Ember—Filet de Soul (Hot Wax)
  • Major Lance—Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um (OKeh)
  • Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos—Gulliver (Tico)
  • The Soul Crusaders Orchestra—Funky Jive (More Soul)
  • King Pleasure—Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (Prestige)
  • The Lou Bennett Quartet—Sister Sadie (RCA, France)
  • Jimmy McGriff—Charlotte (United Artists, Italy)
  • Wes Montgomery—Goin’ Out of My Head (Verve)
  • Gentleman June Gardner—It’s Gonna Rain (Emarcy)

None of these records are for sale.

25
Apr

Ring Dang Doo!

Here's a few of the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Ring Dang Doo!

The Ring Dang Doo was a one-off DJ night hosted by The Custodian of Soul (aka, Mikey Post of Daptone Records fame) and it featured two great DJs Nick Cope and Leah Beth, along with Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.  The theme was garage rock and soul music of the sixties and some fabulous records were played all night.  For some reason, Nick ditched out early, but the three remaining DJs were able to pick up the slack and keep the night happening until 4:00 AM.  It was a total gas and it is hoped that The Ring Dang Doo will make a return at some point in the near future.

  • The Golden Pot—Take One (A-Z, France)
  • Demetriss Tapp—Ring Dang Doo (Brunswick)
  • Big Maybelle—Eleanor Rigby (Rojac)
  • Muguette—Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher (Fantastic, Canada)
  • The Goodies—Sophisticated Boom Boom (Blue Cat)
  • Johnny Hallyday—Maintenant ou Jamais (Philips)
  • The British North American Act—Joe Cool (Now, Canada)
  • Tina Britt—Sookie, Sookie (Veep)
  • Johnny Winter—Out of Sight (First Generation Gold)
  • Wanderlea—Prova de Fogo (CBS, Brazil)
  • Wild Bill Davis—Breaking Out – Part 2 (RCA Victor)
  • I Ribelli—La Folia (Prodotto Da Dischi Ricordi, Italy)
  • Los Yaki—Murmullo (Hush) (Capitol)
  • Les Hou-Lops—Pas Besoin D’un Docteur (Apex, Canada)
  • The Doors—Take It As It Comes (Elektra, UK)
  • The Orchids—That Boy Is Messin’ Up My Mind (Columbia)
  • Los Socios Del Ritmo—La Gallina (Capitol, Mexico)
  • Anna King—Mama’s Got a Bag of Her Own (End)
  • Ted Taylor—You Give Me Nothing to Go On (OKeh)
  • The Velvet Underground—I Can’t Stand It (M-G-M / Sundazed)
  • Butch Baker—The Jocker (Cherub)
  • Los Johnny Jets—Cul Jerk (Discos Columbia)
  • Johnny Hallyday—Noir C’est Noir (Philips, Canada)
  • The Action—I’ll Keep Holding On (Edsel, UK)
  • Jose Luis y Los Maloos—Confesiones de Media Noche (Cap Latino)
  • The Second Thought—Get Ready (Brite Leaf)
  • Pierre Perpall—Satisfaction (Télédisc, Canada)
  • The Early Rationals—I Need You (A-Square)
  • The Blue Orchids—I’ve Got That Feeling (London)
  • Les Rats—Wooly Bully (Fantastic, Canada)
  • Maggie Thrett—Soupy (DynoVoice)
  • The Iguanas—I Don’t Know Why (Forte)
  • Bo Diddley—Do the Frog (Checker)
  • Maytals—Fever (Dragon, UK)
  • Lou Courtney—Hot Butter ‘n All – Part 1 (Hurdy-Gurdy)
  • Cher—I Walk on guilded Splinters (Atco)
  • The Cliffs of Rhythms Band—The Boogaloo Popeye (Dit Dot)
  • Groundhog—Take It Off (JAD)
  • Gunga Din—Crabcakes (Valise)

None of these records are for sale.

20
Apr

CREPUSCULE WITH BOOGALOO #5


The fifth installment of the CREPUSCULE WITH BOOGALOO series at the Fifth Estate was certainly a groove.  Here is the list of sound recordings played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus on that lovely evening:

  • Maynard Ferguson—Meet A Cheetah (from LP Ridin’ High, Enterprise)
  • Dave “Baby” Cortez—Sticks and Stones (Roulette)
  • Dizzy Gillespie—The Swords (Limelight)
  • Frank Hunter and the Huntsmen—Mama Didn’t Lie (from LP Watermelon Man, Epic)
  • No artist listed—Dig Ye Deep (from LP Freakout!!, Premier)
  • Terry Snyder and the All Stars—Mambo Jambo (from LP Persuasive Percussion Vol. 2, Command)
  • Thelonious Monk—Well You Needn’t (from LP Monk’s Music, Jazz Wax)
  • Don Drummond, Randy’s All Stars—A Way From It All (Randy’s, UK)
  • Jackie Lee—The Chicken (Uni)
  • Dee Williams Sextette—Bongo Blues (Savoy)
  • Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra—Bop City Flamenco (RCA Victor)
  • The Romeos—Mucho Soul (Loma)
  • Harold Betters—Do Anything You Wanna (Part II) (Gateway)
  • Quincy Jones—Hangin’ Paper (from LP In Cold Blood soundtrack, Colgems)
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—Tell Me (Daptone)
  • The Upsetters—Curly Dub (Island)
  • Lou Donaldson—Snake Bone (Blue Note)
  • The Moonlighters—Watermelon Man (Moonlighters Enterprises)
  • Señor Soul—Pata Pata (Double Shot)
  • Freddy McCoy—Belly Full of Greens (Prestige)
  • Lloyd Charmers—Come See About Me (Randy’s)
  • Richie Havens—I’m on My Way (Douglas)
  • Perez Prado—Saigon Twist (from LP Twist Goes Latin, RCA Victor)
  • No artist listed–Plymouth (from LP Buy Buy Buy, Young & Rubicam)
  • Ella Fitzgerald—The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (from LP Ella, Reprise)
  • Johnny Lytle—The Pulpit  (from LP New and Groovy, Tuba)
  • Antibalas con Jojo Quo—Uprising Pt. 1 (Afrosound)
  • Don Drummond—African Beat (from LP The Best of Don Drummond, Studio One, Jamaica)
  • Byron Lee—Jamaica Jump Up (from LP Jump Up, Atco)
  • Charanjit Singh—Hey Nujhe Dil De (from LP Instrumental Film Tunes, Odeon, India)
  • Lyn Vernon—Caravan Cover)
  • Olatunji—Lumumba (Columbia)
  • Mongo Santamaria—Fat Back (Columbia)
  • Four Coins—La La La La La (SN Teichiku Stereo, Japan)
  • Odell Brown and the Oragan-Izers—Day Tripper (from LP Raising the Roof, Cadet)
  • Sonny Rollins—Hold ‘Em Joe (from LP On Impulse!, Impulse)
  • Mel Brown—Son of a Preacher Man (Impulse)
  • The Ohio Players—Find Someone to Love (Capitol)
  • Holland-Dozier—Don’t Leave Me (instrumental) (Invictus)
  • Fela—Monday Morning in Lagos (I) (KFR)
  • Duke Ellington—Asphalt Jungle Theme (Part I) (Columbia)
  • Freddy Roach—Party Time (Blue Note)
  • Nina Simone—Sea Lion Woman (Philips)
  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik—The Hustlers (New Jazz)
  • The Charleston Esquires—Groovin’ Is Easy (Mamoth)
  • Jackey Yoshikawa and His Blue Comets—Sentimental City (CBS, Japan0
  • Edd Byrnes and Friend—Like I Love You (Warner Bros.)
  • Pete Terrace Quintet plays Joe Loco arrangements—Dinah (Fantasy)
  • Ahmad Jamal’s Three Strings—Rica Pulpa (OKeh)
  • Vinnie Burke—St. Thomas (Astro)
  • Byron Lee & the Dragonaires—Soul Serenade (Duke, UK)
  • Ken Boothe—Ain’t That Loving You (Lee)
  • The Poor Boys—Coco Loco (Coconut Tequila) (Sutter)
  • Willie Baby—Hot Buns – Part 2 (Ding Dong)
  • The Van-Dells—The Honeydripper (Stax)
  • Freddie Mitchell—Spanish Onions (Spotlight)
  • Blue Mitchell—Collision in Black (Blue Note)
  • The Tenor Sax of John Coltrane with accompaniment—Cousin Mary (Atlantic)
  • Charles Mingus—Boogie Stop Shuffle (from LP Mingus Ah Um, Columbia)

None of these records are for sale.

20
Apr

April Subway Soul Club Happening!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Larry Grogan (Funky 16 Corners) swing at Subway Soul!

April’s Subway Soul Club did not go off without a hitch, that’s for sure—but it wasn’t a hitch that couldn’t be over come!!  Due to the torrential rains and floods predicted for the evening, Connie T Empress was unable to make the scene.  It took TWO DJs to take the place of the legendary Empress:  Girlsoul and Jumpy both rose to the occasion, braved the weather and brought the beat!  Another brave soul was Larry Grogran (Funky 16 Corners), who came from deepest, darkest New Jersey to spin some really boss sounds.  Also on hand for the event were more than eighty dancers, prancers and soul music romancers—as well as Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, who played these solid senders:

  • The Spins—Spin No. 1 (Mal)
  • Travis Phillips & His Wonder Boys—Do the Everything (Jox)
  • Richard Audet—Si Tu N’as Rien Dit (Playboy, Canada)
  • Bobby Barnes—The Skate (Cross-Tone)
  • Cookie—That’s What You Do to Me (RCA Victor)
  • Rudy Robinson—The Mustang – Part One (Wheel-City)
  • Willie Bobo—Move Over (Verve)
  • Buddy McKnight—Everytime – Part I (Renfro)
  • Montego Joe—Soul Man (Ninandy)
  • Garnet Mimms—Prove It to Me (United Artists)
  • Peaches & Herb—Satisfy My Hunger (Date)
  • Eddie Holland—Baby Shake (Motown)
  • Gentleman June Gardner—Last Night (Emarcy)
  • Nella Dodds—Maybe Baby (Wand)
  • Annie Markan—Un, Deux, Trois (Mercury, Canada)
  • The Harvey Averne Band—Stand (Fania)
  • Little Milton—Grits Ain’t Groceries (Checker)
  • Mr. Pitiful—Girl Can’t Help It (Josie)
  • The Vibrations—Keep On Keeping On (OKeh)
  • The Chiffons—Strange Strange Feelin’ (Laurie)
  • Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds—(It’s Too Good) Too Good to Be True (Magic Touch)
  • Memphis Slim—Clap Your Hands (Fontana, France)
  • Bo Jr.—Coffee Pot—Pt. I (Tail-Gate)
  • The Moon People—Hippy, Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1) (Roulette)
  • The Cliffs of Rhythms Band—The Boogaloo Popeye (Dit Dot)
  • Jenny Rock—Le Train Pour Memphis (Citation, Canada)
  • Patti Drew—It’s All Over Now (Quill)
  • The Del-Cords—Just a Little Misunderstanding (Up)
  • Butch Baker—The Fat Man (St. Lawrence)
  • Tommy Wills—(Funky) 4 Corners (Airtown)
  • The Henchmen—The James Brown (Swan)
  • Marvin Gaye—Baby Don’t You Do It (Tamla)
  • The Stylettes—On Fire (Cameo)
  • Richard Anthony and the Blue Notes—The Boston Monkey (Swan)
  • The Fabulous Peps—With These Eyes (Wee 3)
  • Bill Doggett—Twenty Five Miles (King)
  • London Fogg—Trippin’ (Imperial)
  • Frank Polk—Do the Jerk (Capitol)
  • Professor Shake ‘Em Up—Do You Still Love Me (Double L)
  • Phil Flowers—Discontented (Dot)
  • The Volumes—You Got It Baby (The Volumes)
  • Booker T & the M.G.’s—The Horse (Stax, UK)
  • The Coasters—Saturday Night Fish Fry (Atco)
  • The Mandells—Don’t Turn Your Back on Me (Hour Glass)
  • Ollie & the Nightingales—I’ve Got a Feeling (Stax)

None of these records are for sale.