Nogood Nick swings at the DYNAGROOVE!

Nogood Nick and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the DYNAGROOVE!  (photo by Nancy "Jeannie" Gardner)

Nogood Nick and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the DYNAGROOVE! (photo by Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner)

The DYNAGROOVE is always happy to have Nogood Nick as a guest DJ. His solid sense of swing and what’s hip is impeccable—perfect for the DYNAGROOVE Scenesters. Friday September 12 was no exception. Nogood Nick came and laid down a perfect blend of organ grooves, Mod jazz, Latin Boogaloo and smooth soul records that delighted everyone who was enjoying the all-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry at Teddy’s Bar & Grill. Indeed, several times host DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus got up from his meal to inquire as to the record Nogood Nick was playing.

Nogood Nick recently returned from a vacation in Colombia, so The Boog spiced up his selections with a few cumbias—though from Mexico, Peru and Panama! Also, The Boog noted the passing of the fine reggae singer Hopeton Lewis by playing a favorite track.

At the end of the night, Nogood Nick took turns with The Boog playing funk and soul records—as well as a couple odd things. Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus:

  • Slim Gaillard et son Orchestre–Popity Pop (Pacific; France)
  • Chris Powell–Mr. Sandman (Grand)
  • Miles Davis–It Ain’t Necessarily So (Columbia)
  • The Beach Boys–The Warmth of the Sun (Capitol)
  • The Notables–Surfside (Big Top)
  • Horace Silver Quintet–Sister Sadie (Blue Note)
  • Rudy Brynac Trio–Marijana (Balkan)
  • B.B. King and his Orchestra–Night Life (ABC)
  • Chuck Berry–That’s My Desire (Chess)
  • Bunny Wailer–Dreamland (Island)
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings–Money (Daptone)
  • Charles Lloyd–She’s a Woman (Columbia)
  • Fireballs–Torquay (Top Rank International)
  • The Left Banke–Walk Away Renee (Smash)
  • Johnny Lytle–The Loop (Tuba)
  • Chuz Alfred and His Combo–Caravan (Savoy)
  • Dave Van Ronk with the Red Onion Jazz Band–If I had to Do It All Over Again (Prestige)
  • Sonora en Bogata de Cesar Pompeyo–Pescao (Son Art; Mexico)
  • Hopetown Lewis–Good Together (Dynamic; UK)
  • Johnny Colon & Orchestra–Boogaloo Blues (Part I) (Cotique)
  • Benny Poole–Hi-Heel Sneakers Part I (The Cascade Sound)
  • Orchestre Zaiko Langa-Langa–Zaiko Wawawa 2 (African; France)
  • Dick Hyman–Green Onions (Command)
  • The Kinks–Apeman (Reprise)
  • Cal Tjader–Soul Bird (Tin Tin Dao) (Verve)
  • Love–Orange Skies (Elektra)
  • Los Mirlos–La Danza de los Mirlos (Dinsa; Peru)
  • Byron Lee & the Dragonaires–Soul Serenade (Duke; UK)
  • Lonnie Smith–Think (Blue Note)
  • Le Grand Mellon–Summertime (Columbia)
  • Jessie Powell–Cool (Tru-Sound)
  • Bop-A-Loos–Bongo Mambo (Mercury)
  • Manfred Mann–My Little Red Book (Ascot)
  • Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra–Watusi Trumpets (RCA Victor)
  • Bana–Desobriga (Philips; Portugal)
  • Fernandito Villalona y su Orq.–Tabaco y Ron (Prodim; Panama)
  • Buddy Morrow–Needles and Pins (Epic)
  • The Hollywood Persuaders–Eve of Destruction (Original Sound)
  • Sonny–Laugh at Me (Atco)
  • Marty Gold and His Orchestra–A Hard Day’s Night (RCA Victor)
  • Maori Hi-Five–Putti Putti (Vee Jay)
  • Miss Toni Fisher–The Big Hurt (Signet)
  • Bill Black’s Combo–The Funky Train (Columbia)
  • The Tornados–Life on Venus (Decca; UK)
  • Leon Haywood–Ain’t No Use (Fish)
  • Ted Taylor–River’s Invitation (Atco)
  • Ramsey Lewis–Dancing in the Street (Cadet)
  • Jimmy Nolen–Swingin’ Peter Gun – 1 (Fidelity)
  • Terry and the Chain Reaction–Keep Your Cool (United Artists)
  • Ben E. King–The Record (Baby I Love You) (Atco)
  • Jimmy Jones–39-21-40 Shape (Bell)
  • Richard Anthony–I Don’t Know What to Do (Columbia; France)
  • Brenda Lee–Is It True (Decca)
  • The Blue Orchids–I’ve Got That Feeling (London)
  • The Hollies–If I Needed Someone (Parlophone; Netherlands)
  • Skip Battyn–She Acts Like We Never Have Met (Groove)
  • Lulu–Morning Dew (Epic)
  • Ann Peebles–Somebody’s on Your Case (Hi)
  • The Willy Cole–Right On (Phil-L.A.)
  • Lloyd Price–Little Volcano (Turntable)
  • T.S.U. Toronados–Nothing Can Stop Me (Ovide)
  • The Supremes–Everything Is Good About You (Motown)
  • Red Prysock–I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Chess)
  • Hugo Montenegro–Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (RCA Victor)
  • Tommy James and the Shondells–Out of the Blue (Roulette)
  • Johnny Rivers–Blue Skies (Chancellor)
  • Vincent Bell–Eleanor Rigby (Decca)
  • The Beatles–I Feel Fine (Parlophone; UK)
  • The Pickwicks–I Took My Baby Home (Warner Bros.)
  • Perez Prado and his Orchestra–Mambo No. 5 (RCA Victor)
  • Doug Fowlkes and the Airdales – vocal: Rocker Roberts–Hit the Road Jack (Barclay; France)
  • Baby Washington–Work Out (Neptune)
  • Dee Dee Sharpe–You’re Just a Fool in Love (Atco)
  • Jimmy Brown–Chain of Fools (A-Bet)
  • Truman Thomas–Respect (Veep)
  • Little Walter Hammond–We Go Together, Yes We Do (Duo Disc)
  • Smoke–Choose It (Part I) (Uni)
  • The Poets–Devil’s Den (Part 1) (Try Me)
  • Bob and Earl–Harlem Shuffle (Marc)
  • James Brown presents His Band–Hold It (King)
  • The First Edition–Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Reprise)
  • The Shirelles–Love Is a Swingin’ Thing (Scepter)
  • Donald Byrd–Black Byrd (Blue Note)
  • Sharon Jones–You Better Think Twice (Desco)
  • Alvin Cash & the Crawlers–Twine Time (Mar-V-Lus)
  • Candy & the Kisses–The Last Time (Scepter)
  • Buddy Rich–Sister Sadie (Pacific Jazz)
  • Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers–Hey Jude (Atlantic)


None of these records are for sale.

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