Subway Soul Club New Year’s Eve Spectacular!

Lady Dawn surveys the empty Coco 66 while preparing the club for a New Year's Eve party.

Lady Dawn surveys the empty Coco 66 while preparing the club for a New Year’s Eve party.

For about nine years, Subway Soul Club was the Cadillac of soul clubs in New York City. Although a very successful event was held last March, it has been mostly on hiatus for the last couple of years. On the very last evening of 2013, Subway Soul Club returned with a fabulous New Year’s Eve Spectacular held at Coco 66 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Lady Dawn, Ol Stark, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Girlsouls swing at the Subway Soul Club New Year's Eve Spectacular!

Lady Dawn, Ol Stark, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Girlsoul swing at the Subway Soul Club New Year’s Eve Spectacular!

Lady Dawn, Subway Soul Club’s British den mother and guiding light, insisted on holding the affair when she saw the beautiful club back in October. After heated negotiations with the club, she and resident DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus agreed to terms with Coco 66’s respected talent agent Jon Weiss (of Cavestomp fame) and preparations were made to make this an evening to remember!  All of the available tickets were sold out two days before the big night. Long-time SSC supporter David Horowitz (The Above) delivered a fantastic video that was projected on a screen behind the DJs.
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While Lady Dawn was busy drawing the beautiful poster, Phast Phreddie was on the horn, rounding up DJs. Greg Tormo crossed two rivers to be on hand with a box full of incredible records. Ol’ Stark, whose Mod Action parties are the toast of Paris, gave the night an international, jet-set flair. As a long-time Subway Soul Club attendee and one of its biggest fans, Girlsoul knew exactly which records to play for the dance floor faithful. At midnight, Lady Dawn wished everyone well before Phast Phreddie whipped the crowd into a frenzy with some soul classics and terrific Go-Go beats.

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Greg Tormo

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Girlsoul

Ol Stark

Ol Stark

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus

All night long, the club was jumping to the exciting sounds of sixties soul music. There is no way you can name a better way to ring in the new year! NO WAY!!! The event went so well that one may rest assured that Subway Soul Club may hold more of them during 2014. Here’s looking forward to that!

Coco 66's dance floor was jam-packed with New Year's Eve revelers at the Subway Soul Club event!

Coco 66’s dance floor was jam-packed with New Year’s Eve revelers at the Subway Soul Club event!

Here is a list of the records played by Subway Soul Club resident DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

  • Len Johnson and the Hi-Lighters–Duck With Wolfman (Vended)
  • Del Capris–Hey Little Girl (Ronjerdon)
  • Rose Williams / George Clinton and the Funkedelics–Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good (Funkedelic)
  • Donnie Elbert–Your Red Wagon (You Can Push It or Pull It) (Gateway)
  • The Decisions–I Can’t Forget About You (A&M / Sussex; UK)
  • The Lovettes–Little Miss Soul (Carnival)
  • Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers–I Can’t Help Myself (Soul)
  • Felice Taylor–I’m Under the Influence of Love (Mustang)
  • The Empires with Frank Greer–Push Push Part 1 (Coral)
  • Earl Gaines–Good Good Lovin’ (DeLuxe)
  • The Soul Congress–The Playboy Shuffle (Bang)
  • Marvin Gaye–At Last (I Found a Love) (Tamla)
  • The Toys–Can’t Get Enough of You Baby (DynoVoice)
  • Patti Drew–Fever (Stateside; UK)
  • Patti Drew–It’s All Over Now (Quill)
  • The Marvelettes–Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Tamla)
  • Annie Markan–Un, Deux, Trois [ One, Two, Three ] (Mercury; Canada)
  • The Capitols–Cool Pearl (Karen)
  • Howard Peters–Tighten Up the Slack (Coral)
  • Dave Grundy Combo–Green Onions (Hit)
  • Booker T & the M.G.’s–The Horse (Stax; UK)
  • Billy Davis–Stanky (Get Funky) (Cobblestone)
  • Jean & the Darlings–How Can You Mistreat the One You Love (Volt)
  • Major Lance–Do the Tighten Up (Dakar)
  • The 5th Dimension–Sunshine of Your Love (Liberty; Germany)
  • Aretha Franklin–Save Me (Atlantic; UK)
  • The Happy Cats–These Boots Are Made for Walking (Umack)
  • Ty Hunter–Something Like a Storm (Chess)
  • Marie Claire–Nitty Gritty (Citation; Canada)
  • Aretha Franklin–Think (Atlantic)
  • Marvelle & the Blue Match–Soul Fever (Magic Touch)
  • Sam and the Soul Walkers–Soul Walk (Trans-America)
  • R. Dean Taylor–There’s a Ghost in the House (Tamla/Motown; UK)
  • The Pristines–Do-Re-Mi (Date)
  • Dusty Springfield–Go Ahead On (Philips; UK)
  • Darrell Banks–Open the Door to Your Heart (Revilot)
  • The Amazers–Without a Warning (Thomas)
  • Billy Joe Royal–Heart’s Desire (Columbia)
  • The Hesitations–Soul Superman (Kapp)
  • Roosevelt Matthew with Billy Ball & the Upsetters–Tighten Up (King)
  • Toots & the Maytals–Pressure Drop (Beverley’s; UK)
  • Honey and the Bees–Auld Lang Syne (Chess)
  • Della Reese–It Was a Very Good Year (ABC)
  • The French Fries–Danse a la Musique (Epic)
  • The Duke of Burlington–I Want You Back (Maxi; France)
  • James Brown and His Orchestra–Out of Sight (Smash)
  • Billy Butler–Right Track (OKeh)
  • The Mohawks–Mony Mony (Sir J.J.; UK)
  • Curtis Mayfield–Move on Up (Curtom)
  • Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames–Last Night (Imperial)
  • Lee Moses–Day Tripper (Musicor)
  • Buddy Rich Orchestra; vocal: Cathy Rich–The Beat Goes On (Pacific Jazz)
  • [no artist listed]–Satisfaction (Milliat Freres; France)
  • The Marvelettes–I’ll Keep Holding On (Tamla)
  • Gloria Jones–Tainted Love (Champion)
  • The Soul City–Everybody Dance Now (Gootime)
  • Derek Martin–Daddy Rollin’ Stone (Crackerjack)
  • John Paul–I’m a Bad Son-of-a-Gun (Philips)
  • Benny Gordon and the Soul Brothers–A Kiss to Build a Dream On (RCA Victor)
  • Sam Dees–Soul Sister (Lo Lo)
  • Allen Wayne–Chills & Fever (Try)
  • Keith Mansfield & His Orchestra–Boogaloo (Epic)
  • The Magics–Let’s Boogaloo (R.F.A.)
  • Jimmy Castor and His Quartet–In a Boogaloo Bag – Part I (Decca)
  • Lou Courtney–Me and You Doin’ the Boogaloo (Riverside)
  • James Brown and the Famous Flames–Night Train (King)
  • Chubby Checker–Karate Monkey (Parkway)
  • Marvin Gaye–This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (Is Killing Me) (Tamla)
  • The Isley Brothers–Good Things (Tamla/Motown; UK)
  • Jackie Wilson–A Lovely Way to Die (Brunswick / Outta Sight; UK)
  • Jimmy Bee–Wanting You (Kent)

None of these records are for sale.

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