Ratta at Dynagroove!

DJ Ratta and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus display spectacular headgear at the DYNAGROOVE!

DJ Ratta and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus display spectacular headgear at the DYNAGROOVE!

After a month long hiatus, the DYNAGROOVE returned to Teddy’s Bar & Grill with a vengeance on Friday March 14. In order to make this happen, host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus asked DJ Ratta to swing an hour in the special guest DJ spot—from 11:00 PM to Midnight.

DJ Ratta is eclectic, exotic and exciting. He began his DJ career in Venezuela at the turn of the century. He moved to New York about five years ago and became part of the Move Your Mule reggae and rocksteady night with our pal Selector Bunny Punch. He has also worked Rodentia Royale and Soul Shakedown Party. He now hosts Blues Dance at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Ratta is known to play a mambo record and a surf instrumental in the same set! This is The Boog’s kind of DJ. Ratta brought this kind of mish mash to his portion of the DYNAGROOVE with excellent results.

As part of a cultural exchange program this month, on Saturday March 22, The Boog will be guest DJ at Ratta’s afore-mentioned Blues Dance. Expect the program to be similar to the DYNAGROOVE, but louder, faster and harder!

In order to help DJ Ratta feel at home at the DYNAGROOVE, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus spun a substantial number of records that one may say contain elements of the Spanish tinge. Dig all the titles here:

  • Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys–52nd Street Theme (International Records News; Italy)
  • Al De Lory–Spooky (Capitol)
  • The Trends–The Beard (RCA Victor)
  • Alvin Robinson–Something You Got (Blue Cat)
  • Cookin’ on 3 Burners–Pie Warmer (Bamboo Shack)
  • Champion Jack Dupree–Evil Woman (Atlantic)
  • Mighty Hannibal—Shame, Shame, Shame (Josie)
  • Ike & Tina Turner–Doin’ It (United Artists)
  • Quartette Tres Bien–Exodus (Atlantic)
  • The New Breed–You’d Better Leave Me Be (Mercury)
  • Charlie Mingus–East Coasting (Bethlehem)
  • Dutton Percussion Trio–Take Five (Dutton Percussion Trio)
  • Wes Montgomery–Goin’ Out of My Head (Verve)
  • Los Javaloyas–Sally Busca en las Rosas (La Voz de Su Amo; Spain)
  • Les McCann–Route 66 (World-Pacific)
  • Esquivel His Piano and Group–Cielito Lindo (RCA Victor)
  • Lord Kitchener–Woman Like Saxophone (Monogram)
  • Johnny Hammond Smith–Stand By Me (Prestige)
  • Shelly Manne & His Men–Peter Gunn (Contemporary)
  • Los Talayotts–La Voz Del Silencio (Polydor; Spain)
  • The Golden Cups—Baby, Please Don’t Run Away (Capitol; Japan)
  • Perez Prado and His Orch.–Caravan (RCA Victor)
  • Marlena Shaw—Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Cadet)
  • Rex und Ricky – Die Erwin Lehn All Stars–Gänsehaut (Goosebumps) (Electrola; Germany)
  • Johnny Lytle–The Man (Constellation)
  • Al Caiola with Rhythm–Mambo Jambo (RCA Victor)
  • Kwame Nkrumah–Wawale (Columbia)
  • Ahmad Jamal’s Three Strings–Rica Pulpa (OKeh)
  • Maxine Brown–One Step at a Time (Wand)
  • Gerry Mulligan–King of the Road (Limelight)
  • Carlos Monteiro de Souza e Sua Orquestra–Last Tango in Paris (Odeon; Brazil)
  • René Touzet and His Orchestra–El Loco Cha Cha (GNP)
  • Norman Maine & His Orch.–BAbylon 3-9970 (Columbia)
  • Lalo Schifrin–The Man From THRUSH (Verve)
  • Thai Record #6–Thai Record Number Six (Thailand)
  • Gene Ammons–Son of a Preacher Man (Prestige)
  • Rafael Cortijo y su Bonche–Chinito Boogaloo (Tico)
  • Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri–Modesty (Verve)
  • King Pleasure–Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (Prestige)
  • The Tides with the Merry Melody Singers–The Banana Boat Song (Mercury)
  • Ben E. King–Gloria Gloria (Atco)
  • The Afrosound–La Danza de los Mirlos (Discos Fuentes; Colombia)
  • Roy Meriwether Trio–Respect (Columbia)
  • Eddy Mitchell–Monsieur Bon Dieu (Barclay; France)
  • Martin Denny–Quiet Village Bossa Nova (Liberty)
  • Los Destellos–La Cumbia del Sol (Odeon; Peru)
  • David T. Walker–Baby I Need Your Loving (Revue)
  • Horace Silver–Psychedelic Sally (Blue Note)
  • Burning Spear–Resting Place (Wolf; Jamaica)
  • Alfredito and His Orchestra–Egg Foo Young Mambo (Rainbow)
  • Gene Casey (piano)–The Pachanga Twist (Tru-Sound)
  • Traffic–Hole in My Shoe (Island; UK)
  • The Kane Triplets–How Are Things in California (United Artists)
  • Barbara Mason–He’s Got to Love Me (Arctic)
  • Wade & Jamie–Don’t Put Off ‘Till Tomorrow (Palomar)
  • Paul Kelly–Sweet Sweet Lovin’ (Philips)
  • The Soul Providers–Let the Music Take Your Mind (Desco)
  • Georgie Woods – The Guy with the Goods–Potato Salad Part I (Fat Back)
  • Charley (Zapi) Jordan–Cumbia Chibcha (Columbia Spirits)
  • Los Javaloyas–Rag Doll (La Voz de Su Amo; Spain)
  • Lulu–Morning Dew (Epic Memory Lane)
  • The Quartette Tres Bien–Pamelam-A-Lam (Decca)
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio–Hang on Sloopy (Cadet)
  • Chuito Velez and His Orchestra–Carnabalero (Decca)
  • Camarata featuring Tutti’s Trombones–(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Coliseum)
  • Dick Hyman at the Organ and Sam (The Man) Taylor on Tenor Sax–Congo Mombo (M-G-M)
  • Beacham Coakley’s Emerald Beach Hotel Orchestra featuring Vincent Martin vocalist–Brown Skin Gal [from the EP Goombay! The Authentic Calypso Beat of the Bahams] (Decca)
  • Los Blue Angels–Donde Esta Mendocino (Del Gordo)
  • The Kinks–Sittin’ on My Sofa (Reprise)
  • The Turtles–Buzz Saw (White Whale)
  • Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra–The Hucklebuck (Decca)
  • Tony Valla and the Alamos–Donkey Walk (Hi-Q)
  • Jesse James and the James Boys–Do It Like You Feel It (Match)
  • Erick Saint Laurent–Eleonor Rigby (Barclay; France)
  • The Maze–Harlem Shuffle (Disques Vogue; France)
  • Boogaloo Assassins–Evil Ways (Sicario)
  • Winston Wright–Flight 404 (Hit/G.G’s; Jamaica)
  • Jackie Edwards & Soulmakers–Che Che (Daran)
  • Billy Harner–Everything’s Hunky-Dory (V-Tone)
  • Dora Hall–1-2-3 (Reinbeau)
  • The Wild Voices of the Marty Cooper Clan–Raunchy (RCA  Victor)
  • Arturito Santiago con Sor Angel Torres–Tuyo Hasta Que Muera (Broadway)
  • Bobby Cruz con Bobby Richie Ray–El Sencerro (Fonseca)
  • Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band–Bang Bang (Roulette)
  • Ray Bryant–Pata Pata (Cadet)

None of these records are for sale.

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