Gaylord Fields Forever!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Mr. Gaylord Fields are all thumbs at the DYNAGROOVE!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Mr. Gaylord Fields are all thumbs at the DYNAGROOVE!

The second Friday of the month has become very popular at Teddy’s Bar & Grill, with diners coming from around the city—Long island and New Jersey, even—to chow on the great food and dig the great audio atmosphere as presented by the DYNAGROOVE. Friday April 11 was no exception, as host DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was joined by the great WFMU DJ Gaylord Fields in a program of cool jazz, charming cha-chas, provocative pop and enticing exotic rhythms.

Mr. Fields is always a perfect guest DJ for the DYNAGROOVE. If you ever listen to his show on early Sunday evenings, you would know that his eclectic enthusiasm for magnificent melodies naturally corresponds with the dynamic of the DYNAGROOVE: groovy music! Mr. Fields is a guest at the DYNAGROOVE several times a year, so make sure you catch his scene the next time he swings.

In the meantime, feast your eyes, and in a few cases your ears, on a long list of records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

  • Georgie Auld–Harlem Nocturne (Coral)
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet–Light Blue (Riverside)
  • Earl Grant–Stand By Me (Decca)
  • Herbert Hunter–Bring It on Home to Me (Hit)
  • The Popcorns–Pluto (Vee Jay)
  • The 3 Sounds–Something You Got [from EP Vibrations] (Blue Note)
  • Rolf Harris–Sun Arise (Epic)
  • John Coltrane–Love Thy Neighbor (Prestige)
  • Boogaloo Assassins–No No No (Sicario)
  • Major Lance–Rhythm (OKeh)
  • Howard Tate–Ain’t Nobody Home (Verve)
  • Shirley Scott organ; Stan Turner tenor sax–Hip Soul (Part I) (Prestige)
  • Isaac ‘Redd’ Holt Unlimited–I Shot the Sheriff (Paula)
  • Kenny Dorham–Mamacita Part I (Blue Note)
  • Lord Flea and His Calypsonians–Donkey Bray (Capitol)
  • Cynthia Richards–If You’re Ready Come Go With Me (Parks; Jamaica)
  • Tony Harris–I’ll Forever Love You (Ebb)
  • Ernie Fields & Orch.–Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (Rendezvous)
  • Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers with His Quintet–Extra Innings (Capitol)
  • H. B. Barnum–Take Me Out to the Ball Game (RCA Victor)
  • Owen Gray–Gonna Work Out Fine (Aladdin; UK)
  • UB40–I Think It’s Going to Rain (Graduate UK)
  • Little Bob–Nobody but You (La Louisianne)
  • Afrosound–Cumbia en la Jungla (Fuentes; Colombia)
  • Tommy James and the Shondells–Crimson and Clover (Roulette)
  • Arthur Lee and the L.A.G.’s–Rumble-Still-Skins (Capitol)
  • Byron Lee and the Dragonaires–Soul Serenade (Randys)
  • The Ulti-Mations–Would I Do it Over (Mar-V-Lus)
  • Frank Minion–Watermelon (Bethlehem)
  • Jeff Afdem & the Springfield Flute–Watermelon Man (Jerdon)
  • Harvey Mandel–Moontang (Philips)
  • Bonzo Dog Band–King of Scurff (United Artists)
  • The Wailers–Stop That Train (Instrumental) (Island)
  • Dee Dee Warwick–Gotta Get a Hold of Myself (Blue Rock)
  • Joe Quijano and His Orchestra–Yeah Yeah (Wobble-Cha) (Columbia)
  • Mose Allison–Your Mind Is On Vacation (Atlantic)
  • Leonard King & the Soul Messengers–The Barracuda (Inferno)
  • Gregory Issaes–Open the Door to Your Heart (Sydna)
  • Jimmy Castor–Hangin’ Out (Winley)
  • The Everly Brothers–Mary Jane (Warner Bros.)
  • Gabor Szabo–The Beat Goes On (Impulse)
  • Lee Dorsey–Yes We Can – Part I (Polydor)
  • Bill Doggett–Buttered Popcorn (King)
  • Chuck Jackson–Hand It Over (Wand)
  • Smokey 007–A Hundred Pounds of Clay (Ultra; Jamaica)
  • Billy Strange–Thunderball (GNP Crescendo)
  • P.J. Proby–Watch Me Walk Away (Liberty)
  • Nancy Wilson–My Sweet Thing (Capitol)
  • Sarah Vaughan–What’s So Sad About It (Mercury)
  • Bobby Bland–Shoe (Duke)
  • Helmut Zacharias–Respect (Capitol)
  • Hugh Masekela–Grazing in the Grass (Uni)
  • Bunny Brown–Rock You Baby (Parks; Jamaica)
  • Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes–This Here (Pacific Jazz)
  • Mighty Sparrow–Love Me All Night (RA; Barbados)
  • Machito & His Orchestra–Twist Changa – Part I (Roulette)
  • Teddy and the Pandas–A Day in the City (Timbrl)
  • The Orchids–That Boy Is Messin’ Up My Mind (Columbia)
  • Gerry and the Pacemakers–I Like It (Laurie)
  • The Hi-Fly Orch.–Crosstown Traffic (Tramp; Bavaria)
  • Patsy Ann Noble–Green Eyed People (Columbia; UK)
  • The King-Beats–I Know You Need Me (CBS; Germany)
  • The Gladiators–Girl Don’t Make Me Wait (Direction; UK)
  • ‘Wee’ Willie Walker–Ticket to Ride (Goldwax)
  • Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart–Where Angels Go (Trouble Follows) (A&M)
  • The Everly Brothers–I Used to Love You (Warner Bros.)
  • Ross Carnegie his Hammond Organ and Band–Cool Dad (El-Con)
  • James Brown and His Orchestra–Maybe the Last Time (Smash)
  • The Meters–Joog (Josie)
  • Lee Fields & the Explorers–Your Love (Is Something I Need) (Soul Fire)
  • [artist not listed]–Friendship Train (Hector)
  • Yvonne Carré und die Pepitos; Dieter Klaus Combo–Pepito Cha Cha Cha (Decca; Germany)
  • Willie Bobo–Bobo! Do That Thing (Tico)
  • Roy Orbison–Workin’ for the Man (Monument)
  • Rod Dunbar–You Got What I Like (RCA; Australia)
  • Bob Irwin and the Pluto Walkers–Coffin Dragger (Spinout)
  • Les Sinners–Les Disc-Jockeys (Jupiter; Canada)
  • The Riot Squad–How Is It Done (Reprise)
  • Ox-Bow Incident–Reach Out (Smash)
  • Bobby Gregg–Kootanda (Epic)
  • The Rondels–Satan’s Theme (Amy)
  • Whitaker David / SCA Recording Group–La Poupée Dans La Vitrine [from the EP Ce Soir Apreès Dîner] (Jockey; France)
  • Isaac Hayes–Do Your Thing (Enterprise)
  • The Staple Singers–This May Be the Last Time (Sharp)
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio–The Ripper (Argo)
  • Horace Silver Quintet–Swingin’ the Samba (Blue Note)
  • Count Basie–Li’l Ol’ Groovemaker….Basie (Verve)
  • Sarah Vaughan–Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) (Roulette)
  • Spanish Fly–Think (Pensamiento) (Electric Cowbell)
  • Della Reese–Compared to What (AVCO Embassy)
  • Bobby Dixon–You Don’t Wanna Love Me (Probe)
  • Carlos and the Rivingtons–Reach Our Goal (Baton Master)
  • The Tams–Get Away (Leave Me Alone) (ABC)
  • Joe South–She’s Almost You (Capitol)
  • Billy Guy & the Odds n’ Ends–Here ’Tis (Sew City)
  • Luther Ingram–Looking for a New Love (Ko Ko)
  • Bill Justis and His Orchestra–Green Onions (Smash)
  • Willie Rodriguez – Mr. Guaguanco Orchestra–Boogaloo Hay (Fonseca)
  • Seeburg Spotlite Band–Supersonic (Seeburg)
  • The Transatlantics–Run for Your Life (Jubilee)
  • The Roamers–Hang on Sloopy (Hit)
  • The Coral Reef–Cherry Cherry (Epic)
  • Kim Fowley–Born to Be Wild (Imperial)

None of these records are for sale.

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Boogaloo, Bubble & Squeak!

Josh Styles goofs with the Bubble & Squeak crew: Sophie Thunder, Pixie 007, Jeremy Bastard and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

Josh Styles goofs with the Bubble & Squeak crew: Sophie Thunder, Pixie 007, Jeremy Bastard and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

Our friends Pixie 007 and Sophie Thunder recently began a groovy new DJ night called Bubble & Squeak in the bar of the Hotel Chantelle in the Lower East Side. According to official promo, “Hotel Chantelle provides a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere…” On Sunday April 6, the sophistication bar was lowered considerably when Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus initiated Bubble & Squeak by being its first guest DJ! Resident DJ for this event (perhaps for the Hotel Chantelle, too) is Jeremy Bastard, who played some cool stuff using the latest in laptop technology.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus deftly uses the laptop to hold his record sleeves as he DJs at Bubble & Squeak.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus deftly uses the laptop to hold his record sleeves as he DJs at Bubble & Squeak.

The Boog mixed in various R&B and soul tracks with non-standard British Invasion fare in order to achieve a mood that was not only unrelaxing (indeed, many attendees were dancing) but also decidedly unsophisticated! In spite of this, the powers that be at Hotel Chantelle decided that the event was a great success and it shall continue weekly, with next Sunday’s guest DJ being the great Josh Styles—a fellow who knows a thing or two about Moderniste music.

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

The Boog swings at Bubble & Squeak!

The Boog swings at Bubble & Squeak! Photo by Nancy Gardner.

  • Just Three–The ‘In’ Crowd (Hit)
  • The Shevelles–Oo Poo Pa Doo (World Artists)
  • Richie Barrett–Some Other Guy (Atlantic)
  • The Rockin’ Berries–What in the World’s Come Over You (Reprise)
  • Georgie Fame–El Bandido (Imperial)
  • Amen Corner–Hey Hey Girl (Immediate)
  • The Hollies–I Can’t Let Go (Parlophone; UK)
  • Manfred Mann–The One in the Middle (His Master’s Voice; UK)
  • Los Brincos–The Train (Novola; Spain)
  • Lee Kings–La-La-La Lies (RCA Victor; Sweden)
  • Bobby Bland–Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Duke)
  • Booker T. and the MG’s–Green Onions (Stax)
  • The Dynamics–Misery (Big Top)
  • The Kords–Boris the Spider (Laurie)
  • The Smoke–My Friend Jack (Metronome; Germany)
  • David John and the Mood–Bring it to Jerome (Parlophone; UK)
  • The High Numbers–I’m the Face (Back Door; UK)
  • Benny Poole–Pearl Baby Pearl (Latin Boo-Ga-Lo) (Solid Hit)
  • Byron Lee and the Ska Kings–Watermelon Man Ska (Atlantic)
  • Jimmy James & the Vagabons–No Good to Cry (Atco)
  • Jimmy Holiday–The New Breed (Diplomacy)
  • Chubby Checker–Good Good Lovin’ (Parkway)
  • Lulu–I’ll Come Running (Parrot)
  • The Rattles–Sha-La-La-La-Lee (Mercury)
  • The Lords–Raindreams (Columbia; Germany)
  • Q ’65–The Life I Live (Decca; Netherlands)
  • The Sorrows–Take a Heart (Warner Bros.)
  • The Rats–Got to See My Baby Every Day (Rust)
  • The Small Faces–Hey Girl (Press)
  • The Idle Race–Here We Go Round the Lemon Tree (Liberty)
  • Billy Johnson Orch.–Whip It Up (Pop-Side)
  • Frank Butler–The Love I Need (J.V.)
  • Trade Martin–Moanin’ (RCA Victor)
  • The Marvelettes–Too Many Fish in the Sea (Tamla)
  • The Jelly Beans–You Don’t Mean Me No Good (Pye; France)
  • Conexion–I Will Pray (Pipe; Spain)
  • Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band–Big Time Operator (Columbia; Germany)
  • The Wailers–Simmer Down (Coxsone; Jamaica)
  • Blue–So Sad About Us (Iris)
  • The Yardbirds–Goodnight Sweet Josephine (Epic)
  • The Birds–You’re on My Mind (Decca:UK)
  • The Remo Four–Mickey’s Monkey (Star-Club; Germany)
  • The Knight Bros.–Love (Can’t You Hear Me) (Checker)
  • Major Lance–Investigate (OKeh)
  • Eyes of Blue–Heart Trouble (Deram)

None of these records are for sale.

Dave the Spazz + Boogaloo Omnibus = WANG DANG DOODLE!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Dave the Spazz swing at the WANG DANG DOODLE! (click on the photo and it big-o-fies!)

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Dave the Spazz swing at the WANG DANG DOODLE! (click on the photo and it big-o-fies!)

The WANG DANG DOODLE is one of the longest running (although irregularly so) DJ nights in town hosted by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus. It was instituted in 2002 (or was it 2003, who remembers?) at Rififi with the great WFMU DJs Rex Doane and Dave the Spazz. The Wang thrived for a while at the Trophy Bar, attempted a comeback at both The Royale (now defunct) and at Teddy’s Bar & Grill (where it developed into the DYNAGROOVE). The WANG now resides as a semi regular event at The Commodore with key co-DJ Dave the Spazz still working the room.

For more than ten years, The WANG has featured the most rockin’, salacious music imaginable: raw rockin’ blues, rip-roaring rockabilly, greasy R&B and doo wop, boss soul, gritty garage rock, sublime surf, great girl groups, sockin’ it ska and deep-fried funk. The kids these days often call this stuff “titty shakers,” but at The WANG we just call it Reet Music!

And “Reet” it was on Friday March 28, when The Spazz and The Boog took to the turntables at The Comm and delivered five full hours of fabulously frantic phonographic fun for the full dance floor of frugin’ folks! Dave the Spazz brought his A-list monkey and Popeye records. The Boog brought Little Richard cover songs and Howlin’ Wolf records. All night long, sweaty young people were commenting on the groovy grooves being laid down by the DJs. Dear readers, it must be said that when The Spazz and The Boog are in the same room working the turntables, YOU WANT TO BE THERE!!! Don’t you dare miss the next WANG DANG DOODLE when this will happen, scheduled for July 25 at The Commodore. Mark it in your calendar and make an extra special effort to make that scene!!

Here are the records played by The Boog (some of them have links so you can listen and recreate The WANG in your mind):

  • Lee Allen and His Band–Walkin’ With Mr. Lee (Ember)
  • The Barbarians–Susie-Q (Laurie)
  • Al and Nettie with Al Smith Orch.–Frog Hop (Christy)
  • The Rockin’ Ramrods–Don’t Fool With Fu Manchu (Claridge)
  • Little Caesar and the Romans–Popeye One More Time (Del-Fi)
  • Tommy Dawson–Charlena (Chancellor)
  • Tommy Tucker–Long Tall Shorty (Checker)
  • Santo & Johnny–Twistin’ Bells (Canadian American)
  • Paul London & the Kapers–Never Like This (The Big Bad Twist) (Check-Mate)
  • Bill Carlisle–Monkey Business (Columbia)
  • Bill Haley Y Sus Cometas–Mish-Mash Monkey (Orfeon; Mexico)
  • Dave Allen and the Exotics–The Monkey (Derby; Italy)
  • Scotty McKay and his Orchestra–Here Comes Batman (Savannah Sounds)
  • Los Belmonts–Amarrado [Glad All Over] (Orfeon; Mexico)
  • Randy & the Rainbows–Denise (Rust)
  • The Easybeats–Gonna Have a Good Time (United Artists)
  • Jay Bee Bryant–Bony Maronie (Josie)
  • The Shakers–Money (Polydor; Germany)
  • Barrett Strong–Money and Me (Tamla)
  • Jackie deShannon–Over You (Liberty)
  • Johnny Angel & the Halos–The Mashed Potato Stomp (Felsted)
  • The Demonstrators–Ultra-Violet (Warner Bros.)
  • Bobby Darin–What’d I Say (Part 1) (Atco)
  • Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers–Let’s Slop (Polydor Germany)
  • The Shirelles–Slop Time (Decca)
  • The Croc-O-Dolls without Harry–Jungle Hootenanny (RCA Victor)
  • Howlin’ Wolf–Hidden Charms (Chess)
  • Simms Twins–Good Good Lovin’ (SAR)
  • Norman T. Washington–Tip Toe (SLD; France)
  • Horace Bailey–Cool Monkey (Delene)
  • Nite Owls–Hip Monkey (Take 3)
  • Gene Burks–Monkey Man (Arock)
  • The Autographs–Do the Duck (Joker)
  • The Shocking Blue–Venus (Colossus)
  • The Wild Voices of The Marty Cooper Clan–Tequila (RCA Victor)
  • Little Willie John–I’m Shakin’ (King)
  • Erma Franklin–I Don’t Want No Mama’s Boy (Epic)
  • Gerry and the Georgettes–Quicksand (Hit)
  • Wilson Pickett–Danger Zone (Atlantic)
  • Laddins–Dizzy Jone’s Birdland (Butane)
  • Art Mooney and His Orchestra; vocal by Ocie Smith–Tutti-Frutti (M-G-M)
  • Los Teen Tops–Lucila [from EP Teen Tops Rock] (Fontana; Spain)
  • Billy Farrell–Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Imperial)
  • Tom Jones–Breathless (Decca; France)
  • The Rockin’ Ramrods–I Wanna Be Your Man (Plymouth)
  • The Rationals–Out in the Streets (Capitol)
  • The Thunderbirds and Band–In My Thunderbird (Holiday)
  • The Everly Brothers–Somebody Help Me (Warner Bros.)
  • Sandy Nelson–(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [from EP Satisfaction] (Imperial; Japan)
  • Bruce Johnston–Do the Surfer Stomp Part One (Donna)
  • The X-Cellents–Hey Little Willie (Smash)
  • Little Richard–Do You Feel It (The Second Line) (Part 1) (Modern)
  • The Rare Sound–Very Interesting (In-Sound)
  • Jan & Dean–Batman (Liberty)
  • Larry Hale–Polly Wolly (Diamond)
  • Diamond Uprisers–New Kind of Jerk (Diamond Jerk) (Riley’s)
  • Pat & the Californians–Be Billy (Downey)
  • Joel Hill–I Thought It Over (Trans American)
  • Bo Diddley–Hush Your Mouth (Checker)
  • The Detours–Who Do You Love (Atco)
  • Tan Beetles–Hobo Walk (Baltimore Sound)
  • Lesley Gore–Maybe I Know (Mercury)
  • The Premiers–So Fine (Warner Bros.)
  • Don Covay & the Goodtimers–Don’t Let Go (Atlantic)
  • Dizzy Jones–I Don’t Care (Blue Rock)
  • Howlin’ Wolf–Love Me Darling (Chess)
  • Joy Hamilton with the Gene Mason Sextet–You Got My Nose Open Baby (Bridges)
  • The Axcents–Hold It Mary (Square)
  • The Inn Crowd–The Shadow Do (20th Century-Fox)
  • The Hollywood Vines–Cruisin’ (Capitol)
  • Billy Joe Burnette with the Star Vels and the Singers–Huma La La La La (DeVille)
  • The Monsters Four–Farmer John (Vee Jay)
  • Los Johnny Jets–Bule Bule (Discos Columbia)
  • Jerry McCain and his Harmonica–Turn the Lights on Popeye (OKeh)

None of these records are for sale!