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.

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