Subway Soul Club Springs into Action!!

DJs Ambassador Hazy and Bossy Boots consult with each other when spinning 45s at Subway Soul Club.

DJs Ambassador Hazy and Bossy Boots consult with each other when spinning 45s at Subway Soul Club.

Wow! Did it really happen? Yes it did! SUBWAY SOUL CLUB returned to the Metro-Brooklyn area with a fabulous event on Saturday May 17. Fearless leader Lady Dawn was successful in rounding up the dancing troops, who piled into the lovely Greenpoint bar known as Coco 66 and swung the night away. Resident DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was able to convince the groovy Bossy Boots to fly back to Brooklyn from her home in New Orleans just to DJ for this night only. Also, DJ Ambassador Hazy—who nearly two years ago fathered a son—was able set aside his parental duties and come out of retirement.

Ambassador Hazy selects another great record to play at Subway Soul Club.

Ambassador Hazy selects another great record to play at Subway Soul Club.

And what records were played!! Bossy Boots poured it on with swingin’ New Orleans second line beats and boss blues-inflected soul tracks. Mr. Hazy packed the floor by playing hard-hitting R&B records. Meanwhile, The Boog kept folks dancing by playing some old favorites as well as some recent acquisitions. The sound of sweet soul music filled the air, along with the sound of leather hitting the hardwood floor!

Bossy Boots prepares to spin the next record at Subway Soul Club.

Bossy Boots cues up the next record at Subway Soul Club.

All night long, every attendee danced and drank with great big smiles on their faces, knowing that there is nothing in the world like the SUBWAY SOUL CLUB!! That Lady Dawn really knows how to make a happening happen! With any luck, there will be another SUBWAY SOUL CLUB dance party in the early fall. Stay tuned, Batman!

Dancers swing at Subway Soul Club!

Dancers swing at Subway Soul Club!

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

Bossy Boots and Lady Dawn swing at Subway Soul Club.

Bossy Boots and Lady Dawn swing at Subway Soul Club.

  • Ronnie Mitchell–Soul Meeting (Hour Glass)
  • Jimmy Castor–Hey Shorty! (Capitol)
  • The O’Jays–I’m So Glad I Found You (Bell)
  • Art Butler–Soul Brother (Epic)
  • June Conquest–What’s This I See (Curtom)
  • Just Three–The ‘In’ Crowd (Hit)
  • Michele Richard–Les Discotheque (Trans Canada; Canada)
  • Danny Warner–(You Got) The Power of Love (Reprise)
  • Alfreda Brockinton–Your Love Has Got Me Chained and Bound (Phil-L.A. of Soul)
  • Bob Brady and the Con Chords–Goodbye Baby (Chariot)
  • Boris Gardner–Melting Pot (Jaguar)
  • Ninapinta and His Bongos and Congas–(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Decca)
  • Larry Hale–Once (Diamond)
  • Michael & Raymond–Walking the Dog (RCA Victor)
  • Johnny Sayles–I Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (St. Lawrence)
  • The Isley Brothers–Love Is a Wonderful Thing (Veep)
  • Jessica James & the Outlaws–We’ll Be Makin’ Out (Bronco)
  • The Upsetters–Down Home (ABC)
  • Lester Young and the Famous California Playboys–Funky Funky Horse (Part I) (Unity)
  • Andre Williams–Pearl time (Sport)
  • The Mad Men–Do the African Twist (Part I) (Gamble)
  • The Supremes–Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart (Motown)
  • The Soul Aggregation–I’ve Had Enough Heartaches (Capitol)
  • Freddie McCoy–Summer in the City (Prestige)
  • Phil Flowers–I Saw Her Standing There (Dot)
  • Buddy Lucas–That Thang (Mohawk)
  • Eddie Wilson–Shing-A-Ling Stroll (Back Beat)
  • Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra–The Hucklebuck (Decca)
  • Jackie Lee–Do the Temptation Walk (Mirwood)
  • Herb Fame–You’re Messin’ Up My Mind (Date)
  • Clay Hammond–Dance Little Girl (Duo Disc)
  • James Barnett–Keep on Talking (Fame)
  • One-Eyed Jacks–Getting in a Groove (Roulette)
  • Quick Brown Fox–Come on Down to New Orleans: Mother-In-Law; You Talk Too Much; I Like It Like That; Land of a Thousand Dances (Roulette)
  • Ronnie Kole Trio–Batman Theme (White Cliffs)
  • Combo Kings–Batman A Go Go (Jamie)
  • Laurel Aitken–Do the Boogaloo (Big Shot; UK)
  • Don Gardner–My Baby Likes to Boogaloo (Tru-Glo-Town)
  • The Magics–Let’s Boogaloo (R.F.A.)
  • Jimmy Cliff–I Got a Feeling (And I Can’t Stop) (Island; UK)
  • The Prophets–I Got the Fever (Smash)
  • Billy Joe Royal–It’s a Good Time (Columbia)
  • The Chiffons–The Real Thing (Laurie)
  • The Bandwagon–Breakin’ Down the Walls of Heartache (Epic)
  • Ray Peterson–Everybody (M-G-M)
  • The Soul Twins–It’s Not What You Do It’s the Way That You Do It (Karen)
  • The Selective Service–Green Onions (Main Line)
  • The International Bongo Band–Congo (Challenge)
  • Jack Costanzo Mr. Bongo–Chicken and Rice (Discomoda; Colombia)
  • Sam and Dave–Lotta Lovin’ (Alston)
  • Ray Crossen Jr.–Try Some Soul (Musicor)
  • Weston Prim–Get That Feelin’ (Brent)
  • Lee Dorsey–Four Corners – Part 1 (Amy)
  • Lee Dorsey–Four Corners – Part 2 (Amy)
  • Jun Mayuzumi–Black Room (Capitol; Japan)
  • Norman T. Washington–Tip Toe (SLD; France)

None of these records are for sale.

After the party, the Subway Soul Club Crew pose for pictures: Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, Ambassador Hazy, Bossy Boots and Lady Dawn.

After the party, the Subway Soul Club Crew pose for pictures: Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, Ambassador Hazy, Bossy Boots and Lady Dawn.

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