As the astute Boogaloo Bag reader may note, two weeks ago, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus DJ’d at Union Pool. His co-DJ that night was Avi Spivak. Not only is Mr. Spivak a swingin’ DJ, but he is a very hip artist specializing in mind-blowing, cartoon-like images. He has  his own art gallery shows in Brooklyn, makes covers for magazines, illustrates album covers,  draws flyers for big rock shows, and edits his own rock/cartoon fanzine called Human Being Lawnmower. Perhaps his finest shining moment is the drawings he did for Kicksville Confidential, the story of Norton Records as told through cartoons. In fact, Mr. Spivak is so busy with his artwork that there is most likely several things he’s done that have gone unnoticed by the Boogaloo Bag writers.

This just in: Mr. Spivak, along with our pals Josh Styles and Sophie Thunder, is currently working to open Rebel Rouser*, a spectacular new retail environment that will sell records, comic books and various select specialty items.

Guest DJ Avi Spivak consults with fellow DJ Leah Lugosi at the DYNAGROOVE!

Guest DJ Avi Spivak consults with fellow DJ Leah Lugosi at the DYNAGROOVE!

It was no cartoon show at the DYNAGROOVE on Friday the 13th, when Avi Spivak was guest DJ for host The Boogaloo Omnibus. Teddy’s Bar & Grill swung mightily during Mr. Spivak’s groovy sixty-minute set, during which The Boog enjoyed a catfish dinner, cooked to perfection by the mighty, mighty Teddy’s kitchen staff. Now that it’s summer, Teddy’s also features some of the best lemonade a person can drink. Some of the finest (and most reasonably priced!) dining in Williamsburg can be found at Teddy’s.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus also played a few good 45s, as witnessed by his set list below:

  • Charlie Parker–Now’s the Time (Columbia; UK)
  • Bill Doggett–Shove Off (King)
  • Herbie Hancock–Blind Man, Blind Man (Blue Note)
  • Sugarman Three–Solid Funk (Soul Fire)
  • Carolyn Crawford–My Smile Is Just a Frown Turned Upside Down (Motown)
  • The Heptones–Fattie Fattie (Randy Box)
  • Shirley Scott Trio–Can’t Get Over the Bossa Nova (Impulse)
  • Vinnie Burke–St. Thomas (Astro)
  • Charlie Byrd with the Walter Raim Strings–O Barquinho (Little Boat) (Riverside)
  • Lionel Newman and His Orchestra–Dobie (Decca)
  • Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra–Ko Ko Mo – Mambo (RCA Victor)
  • King Curtis–More Soul (Capitol)
  • Aretha Franklin–Don’t Cry Baby (Columbia)
  • Rahmah Ali; Dan Kores–Ratu Sahari (Life; Malaysia)
  • Charles Bradley featuring the Budos Band–Changes (Dunham)
  • The T-Bones–Tee Hee Hee (My Life Seems Different Now) (Liberty)
  • Lascelles Perkins; Granville Williams Orchestra–Bam Bam (Scepter)
  • Lou Donaldson–Snake Bone (Blue Note)
  • Monk Higgins–Vee Pea (Dunhill)
  • Ray Johnson–I Heard It Through the Grapevine (In Arts)
  • Sarah Vaughan–Doodlin’ (Mercury)
  • Dee Dee Warwick–Suspicious Minds (Atco)
  • Gato Barbieri & His Orchestra–Last Tango in Paris (United Artists)
  • Underground Vegetables–Melting Pot (Ximeno)
  • The Tokens–Ain’t That Peculiar (Warner Bros.)
  • Funkadelic–Can You Get to That (Westbound)
  • The Jay Vons–Maybe I Loved You (Cryptovision)
  • The Soul Reps–Soul Food (Limelight)
  • Rhetta Hughes–Gimme Some of Yours – I’ll Give You Some of Mine (Tetragrammaton)
  • Oscar Brown Jr.–One Two Three O’Leary (Fontana)
  • Bo Diddley–Aztec (Checker)
  • Lalo Schifrin–The Man From Thrush (Verve)
  • Santo and Johnny–Thunderball (United Artists)
  • Cookin’ on 3 Burners–Gravel Rash (Bamboo Shack)
  • The Gaturs–Cold Bear (Atco)
  • Gregory Isaacs–Love Is Overdue (GG; Jamaica)
  • The Meters–Africa (Reprise)
  • David T. Walker–Watch Out Dynamite (Revue)
  • The Bill Beau Trio–The Giggle Wiggle (Gee Kay)
  • Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers–Doin’ What I Wanna (Atlantic)
  • The Betty Smith Group–Hand Jive (London)
  • The Utica Club Natural Carbonation Band–The Utica Club Natural Carbonation Beer Drinking Song (RCA Custom)
  • The Charleston Esquires–Groovin’ Is Easy (Mamoth)
  • Teddy and the Pandas–The Lovelight (Timbrl)
  • The Kinks–Where Have All the Good Times Gone (Reprise)
  • Richard Anthony–Baby (Out of Time) (Pathé; Canada)
  • Sylvie-Anne–Un Tour Dehors (Dorval; Canada)
  • The Casper Trio–The Beat Goes On (Casper)
  • Barbara Mason–He’s Got to Love Me (Arctic)
  • Baby Huey & the Babysitters–Mighty Mighty Children Pt. 1 (Radio Active Gold)
  • Luther Ingram–Puttin’ Game Down (Ko Ko)
  • Joe Moore–I’ve Got My Sweet Baby (Verve)
  • Marie ‘Queenie’ Lyons–See and Don’t See (De Luxe)
  • Fred & the New J.B.’s–Makin’ Love (People)
  • Jay Berliner–Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone (Mainstream)
  • Jimmy McGriff–The Theme From Shaft (Groove Merchant International)
  • Harvey Averne Band–Stand (Fania)
  • The Latin Quarters–Mira Mira (Red Bird)
  • Mongo Santamaria–Twenty-Five Miles (Columbia)
  • The Mighty Soul Cats–True True Loving (Bradmack)
  • The Remo Four–Peter Gunn (Star-Club; Germany)
  • Akiko Wada–Boy and Girl Stray Cat Rock (RCA; Japan)
  • Groundhog–Take It Off (Jad)
  • Nino Ferrer–Mao et Moa (Riviera; Canada)
  • Lionel Hampton & the Inner Circle–Them Changes (Brunswick)
  • Elio Gandolfi–Hair (Capelli) (Carosello; Italy)
  • Don Costa and His Orch.–Hully Gully (Columbia)
  • Grover Mitchell–That’s a Good Idea (Vee Jay)
  • Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure–Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing (Checker)
  • Marvin Gaye–Hitch Hike (Tamla)
  • Jackie Wilson–Baby Get It (And Don’t Quit It) (Brunswick)
  • The Chateaus–Moanin’ (Sound Stage 7)
  • The Free-Men–Eleanor Rigby (M-G-M)
  • Billy Joe Royal–Should I Come Back (Columbia)
  • B.J. Baker–Anywhere (Decca)
  • Eric Burdon and the Animals–White Houses (M-G-M)
  • The Zig Zag Paper Co.–I Feel Free (Bell)
  • The Move–Walk Upon the Water (Regal Zonophone; UK)
  • The Kane Triplets–Theme From ‘Mission: Impossible’ (United Artists)
  • Ozz & His Sperlings–Somebody to Love (M.I.O.B.)
  • Les Sharks–Jose (RCA Victor Canada International; Canada)
  • The Brewed–Love in Them There Hills (Atlantic)
  • Branding Iron–Right Tight and Out of Sight (Volt)
  • Russell Evans and the Nite Hawks–Send Me Some Cornbread (Atco)
  • Bill Doggett–Si-Si-Nova (King)
  • The Van-Dells–The Honeydripper (Stax)
  • Willie Bobo–Juicy (Verve)
  • Sandy Nelson–The Charge (Imperial)
  • Gene Ludwig–Sticks & Stones – Part I (Atlantic)
  • Eldridge Holmes–Popcorn Pop Pop (Alon)
  • Miriam–My Love Has Gone (Norton)
  • Ornette Coleman–Theme From a Symphony (Variation Two) (Horizon)

None of these records are for sale.

* – Rebel Rouser will be located at 867 Broadway, between Locust and Belvidere Streets in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The official grand opening will be on Sunday June 29 at 2pm.

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