Groovy and Shakey!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and DJ Shakey swing at the DYNAGROOVE!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and DJ Shakey swing at the DYNAGROOVE!

DYNAGROOVE in October is always a gas. The 2014 one, held on the tenth, was no exception. Teddy’s Bar & Grill was filled early with folks celebrating a birthday, diggin’ the scene and eating the fine food. Why do you think they call it the “DYNAGROOVE?” Because folks dine on Teddy’s excellent cuisine and groove to the swingin’ sounds provided by host DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus. Special guest DJ was DJ Shakey, a most professional sort who played some super fabulous funk, soul, and jumpin’ jazz records for the DYNAGROOVE faithful. DJ Shakey has been an important component of the NYC vinyl DJ scene for quite some time, having DJ’d some boss parties (Rubulad, House of Yes, Dubday Mondays, Subway Soul Club, etc); hosts Shakey’s Record Fair; and is co-host of Warper Party Radio Extravaganza, an experimental music and audio art web program. DJ Shakey made provided excellent audio art of her own as she spun cool records while The Phast Man chowed down on Teddy’s famous Friday night fish fry!

For his part, The Boog played more cover songs than usual, in five different languages, and included three songs by Paul Revere & the Raiders in honor of Revere’s recent passing.

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phredie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the DYNAGROOVE:

  • The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny–Quiet Village (Liberty)
  • King Curtis–On Broadway (Atco)
  • Gene Pitney–Just One Smile (Musicor)
  • John McFarland Sextet–Forbidden (United Artists)
  • Freddie Mitchell–Freddie’s New Calypso (ABC-Paramount)
  • The Jeremy Steig Quartet–Oleo (Columbia)
  • Funkadelic–I Wanna Know if It’s Good to You (Westbound)
  • Grant Green—Sookie, Sookie (Blue Note)
  • Bobby Christian, the Man with a Sound–Caravan (Stepheny)
  • Major Lance–Rhythm (OKeh)
  • The Quartette Tres Bien–Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing (Decca)
  • The Monkees–Oh My, My (Colgems)
  • Grace Slick and the Great Society–Sally Go ’Round the Roses (Columbia)
  • Count Basie–A Square at the Round Table (Power)
  • Quincy Jones and His Orchestra–A Hard Day’s Night (Mercury)
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders–Sometimes (Columbia)
  • Henry Mancini–Banzai Pipeline (RCA Victor)
  • Rosemary Clooney–Mangos (Columbia)
  • Max Romeo & the Upsetters–One Step Forward (Island)
  • Al Green–I Can’t Get Next to You (Hi)
  • Studio 11–Money Can’t Buy My Love (Qualiton; Hungary)
  • The Blazers featuring Dave “Baby” Cortez on organ–Skins and Sounds (Winley)
  • I New Dada–Lady Jane (Bluebell; Italy)
  • Booker T. & the MG’s–Eleanor Rigby (Stax; Spain)
  • Chet Atkins–Teensville (RCA Victor)
  • The Renegades–Cadillac (Norton)
  • Clifford Brown–Hymn of the Orient (Blue Note)
  • Hugh Masekela–Norwegian Wood (M-G-M)
  • Sly and the Family Stone–Everybody Is a Star (Epic)
  • James Brown–Giitin’ a Little Hipper (Part 2) (King)
  • Paulo Alencar and His Brazilian All-Stars–Zirigdoom – Bossa Nova (Atco)
  • Jimmy Smith–Respect (Verve)
  • The Jazz Crusaders–Get Back (World Pacific Jazz)
  • Les Mersey’s–Jolie Rita (Super 4; Canada)
  • The Ronettes–Do I Love You? (Philles)
  • The Beach Boys–Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Capitol)
  • Leticia Estrada–La Burbuja (Musart; Mexico)
  • The Maytals–Sweet and Dandy (Mango)
  • ZZ en de Maskers–Ik Bedoel ’T Altijd Zo Goed (Artone; Netherlands)
  • Richard Anthony–Baby (Out of Time) (Pathé; Canada)
  • Los Johnny Jets–Juntos y Felices (Happy Together) (Discos Columbia)
  • Lalo Schifrin–Mission: Impossible (Dot)
  • Candy and the Kisses–Out in the Streets Again (Scepter)
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders–Blue Fox (Columbia)
  • Roy Meriwether Trio–Soup and Onions (Columbia)
  • Maxine Brown–Plum Outa Sight (Epic)
  • Brenda Hall–Oh Eddy My Baby (Loma)
  • Sounds Nice featuring Tim Mycroft on organ–Love You Too (Rare Earth)
  • The Left Bank–I’ve Got Something (Smash)
  • Hoyt Axton–San Fernando (Colgems)
  • Jimmie Haskell–The James Bond Theme (Capitol)
  • Jay Berliner–Stickball (Mainstream)
  • Myron & E with the Soul Investigators–(Free Delivery From) The Pot Club Part 1 (Nite Club)
  • Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Africa ’70–Shakara Oloje (Editions Makossa International)
  • Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers–How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (Soul)
  • Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra–Babalú (RCA Victor)
  • Dennis Coff & the Lyman Woodward Trio–It’s Your Thing (Maverick)
  • Jimmy Cliff–Guns of Brixton (Collective Sounds; UK)
  • Jacob Miller–Shakey Girl (Joe Gibbs Record Globe; Jamaica)
  • Brentford Road All Stars–Love at First Sight (Studio 1; Jamaica)
  • Don Wilkerson–Camp Meetin’ (Blue Note)
  • Jose Luis y Los Maloos–Confesiones de Media Noche (Cap Latino)
  • Les Lionceaux–Quatre Garçons Dans Le Vent (A Hard Day’s Night) (Fontana; Canada)
  • The Premiers–So Fine (Warner Bros.)
  • Tommy James & the Shondells–Ya! Ya! (Roulette)
  • Steve Alaimo–Everyday I Have to Cry (Checker)
  • Marlena Shaw–California Soul (Cadet)
  • The Second Coming–I Feel Free (Steady)
  • The Red Coats–Shimmy Shimmy Walk (Fraternity)
  • Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers–Hold on I’m Coming (Parlophone; UK)
  • The Lords–Que Sera (Columbia; Germany)
  • Las Moskas–Llorando Como Nino (CBS; Mexico)
  • Palito Ortega–Poco Puedo Darte (A Little Bit Me a Little Bit You) (RCA Victor)
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders–Hungry (Columbia)
  • Ox-Bow Incident–Reach Out (Smash)
  • Les Aristocrates–Je Ne Vois Qu’elle (Choc!; Canada)
  • Teddy Randazzo–Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo (ABC-Paramount)
  • Jock Mitchell–Work With Me Annie (Impact)
  • The Newbeats–Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms) (Hickory)
  • The Supremes–When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (Motown)
  • Celia Cruz/Tito Puente–Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (Tico)
  • Hopetown Lewis–Working It Down to the Bone (Dynamic; Jamaica)
  • Lynn Hope–The Scrunch (Aladdin)

None of these records are for sale. Photos by Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner. Click on them and they will magically big-O-fi!!

Phast Phreddie pheasts on the Phriday night phish phry at the DYNAGROOVE!!

Phast Phreddie pheasts on the Phriday night phish phry at the DYNAGROOVE!!

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Boogaloo Juju!!

 

Boog and Boing bop at the Magic of Juju!

Boog and Boing bop at the Magic of Juju!

THE MAGIC OF JUJU was a groovy funk night, brought to you by the boss folks who run WANG DANG DOODLE Productions, that was held on September 26 at The Commodore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hosted by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, it featured the super tuff funk records of our pal DJ McBoing Boing. He is one of the city’s finest DJs, a very hip artist (he had a show in Chicago this summer), and a dealer of cool records (he has a hustle on ebay). The Boogaloo Bag writers are always happy to see him, and even happier when he is spinning records. So he was asked to swing at the JUJU, and he did so in a major way, playing records so funky that the Commodore chef came out of the kitchen to borrow some grease!

The evening was most definitely enhanced with the appearance of some of The Devil-Ettes, that fruggin’ dance troupe from ’Frisco that was in town for a series of shows. Those gals heated the place up with some fine dancin’ and prancin’ as The Boog and McBoing Boing spun hot funk and hard soul records all night long.

Here’s a list of the 45s played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at THE MAGIC OF JUJU:

The Boog samples the frothy Commodore house drink!

The Boog samples the frothy Commodore house drink!

  • Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band–Taurus (Sussex)
  • The J.B.s–The Grunt (Part 1) (King)
  • Funkadelic–Funky Dollar Bill (Westbound)
  • Roy Lee Johnson & the Villagers–The Dryer (Part I) (Stax)
  • Bow-Legs Miller and Friends–It’s Bump Time (Select-O-Hit)
  • Marvin Sims–Sweet Thang (Karen)
  • Hot Chocolate–Good for the Gander (Cleveland)
  • The Del-Tones featuring James “Mr. Piano” Booker–Everybody’s Doin Sumthin (Ace)
  • The Meters–Stretch Your Rubber Band (Josie)
  • Tom Dooley & His Lovelights–Tight Rope (TRX)
  • Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)–Give It Up or Turnit A Loose (People)
  • Ohio Players–Love Rollercoaster (Mercury)
  • Earl Van Dyke–Runaway Child Running Wild (Soul)
  • Rodger Collins–Foxy Girls in Oakland (Galaxy)
  • Bobby Byrd–I Know You Got Soul (King)
  • Freddie & the Kinfolk–Mashed Potato Pop Corn (Dade)
  • Mad Dog & the Pups–Hip Squeeze (Magic City)
  • The T.S.U. Toronadoes–My Thing Is a Moving Thing (Volt)
  • Bobby Patterson–My Thing Is Your Thing (Come and Get It) (Jetstar)
  • George Torrence & the Naturals–(Mama Come Quick and Bring Your) Lickin’ Stick (Shout)
  • Al Brown–Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me) (Tit for Tat)
  • Jay Berliner–Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Mainstream)
  • Elijah and the Ebonies–Hot Grits!!! (Capsoul)
  • Lou Courtney–Hot Butter ‘n All – Part 1 (Hurdy-Gurdy)
  • Eldridge Holmes–Pop Popcorn Children (Atco)
  • Quincy Jones–Money Runner (Reprise)
  • Grupo Santa Cecilia–Africa Bump (Orfeon)
  • Maytals–Funky Kingston (Shelter)
  • The Vibrettes–Humpty Dump Pt. 1 (Lujon)
  • The Wailers–Get Up Stand Up (Island)
  • O’Jays–For the Love of Money (Philadelphia International)
  • Johnny Griffith accompanied by Billy Sha-Rae’s Band–Do It (Triple B)
  • Untouchable Machine Shop–Machine Shop – Part 2 (Wavelength)
  • The Turnarounds–Soul Walk (Tangerine)
  • Joey Gilmore–Do It to Me One More Time (Phil-L.A. of Soul)
  • Al Green–Get Back Baby (Hi)
  • The Fabulous Shalimars–Funky Line – Part 1 (Rack)
  • Gene Anderson–The Devil Made Me Do It (Westbound)
  • Jesse Henderson–The Gator (Gold Dust)
  • King Solomon (with the Lad Teens Band)–Louisiana Groove (Cadillac)
  • Count Sidney & His Dukes–Do Your Stuff (Goldband)
  • Explosions–Hip Drop (Gold Cup)
  • The Tenth Dymentions–The Bushman (Sapphire)
  • Joseph Henry–Who’s the King? (You Know That’s Me) (Desco)
  • Bobby Byrd–Back From the Dead (International Brothers)
  • The Eddy Jacobs Exchange–Pull My Coat (Columbia)
  • The Meters–Hand Clapping Song (Josie)
  • Bobby Williams and his Orchestra–Funky Super Fly – Pt. 1 (Duplex)
  • Isley Brothers–Keep on Doin’ (T-Neck)
  • Charles Wright–(Well I’m) Doin’ What Cums Naturally Part 1 (Dunhill)
  • Lee Fields and Sugarman & Co.–Shot Down (Daptone)
  • Curtis Mayfield–(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going to Go (Curtom)
  • Lavell Hardy–Don’t Loose Your Groove (Rojac)
  • Gi Gi–Daddy Love (Part 1) (Sweet)
  • King Solomon’s Advisers–The Tight Rope (Ghetto)
  • Chairman of the Board–Life & Death (invictus)
  • The Rascals–Jungle Walk (Columbia)
  • The Dapps featuring Alfred Ellis–Bringing Up the Guitar (King)
  • Rufus Thomas–Hot Grits (AVI)
  • Wee Willie Mason–Funky Funky (Hot Pants) (Jay-Walking)
  • Vicki Anderson–If You Don’t Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place) (King)
  • The Nite-Liters–Serenade for a Jive Turkey (RCA)

None of these records are for sale.

Here are a couple photos of The Devil-Ettes having a ball at the MAGIC OF JUJU. All photos are by Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner. Click on them and they will magically Big-O-Fi.

The Devil-Ettes swing at The Magic of Juju!

The Devil-Ettes swing at The Magic of Juju!

The Devil-Ettes continue to swing at The Magic of Juju!

The Devil-Ettes continue to swing at The Magic of Juju!

The Devil-Ettes vs. Boogaloo!

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The Devil-Ettes are a fabulously frugging dance troupe of foxy female fun! Watch them shake and shimmy with synchronized moves to boss sixties grooves: sort of like a high school drill team gone Go-Go! Naturally, the girls hail from San Francisco—America’s home of high-art-meets-high-camp! The Boogaloo Bag writers have witnessed the glory of The Devil-Ettes several times as the group appears regularly at Tiki Oasis.

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Boss Jock Rex Doane, of radio station WFMU.

The gals invaded New York City for four days in September, starting with their Dance Party Au Go-Go—a meet and greet and watusi event at the Beauty Bar in Manhattan on Thursday the 25th. A couple of boss DJs were required, so The Devil-Ettes enlisted the bossest: Rex Doane, whose Saturday afternoon radio show—Fool’s Paradise on WFMU—is the greatest two hours of sonic mayhem imaginable. Rex played a number of hot frantic tracks—the kind that made him famous. Also on hand was Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, who supplied a solid Sixties Go-Go beat. At various appropriate times, The Devil-Ettes performed some of their spectacular routines. Can you spell S-W-I-M?

On the Friday, The Devil-Ettes put on an impromptu show at a Brooklyn bar, and then danced the night away at The Magic of Juju—a funk fest hosted by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Commodore (more on that in our next post!). On the Saturday the gals took part in the New York Burlesque Festival. Then on Sunday, they swung at the Church of Titillation. These gals don’t stop! If they come to your town, make sure you make the scene.

Here’s a list of the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at The Devil-Ettes Dance Party Au Go-Go:

  • The Mohawks–Mony Mony (Sir J.J.; UK)
  • Wynder K. Frog–I’m a Man (United Artists)
  • The Liberty Belles–Shing-A-Ling Time (Shout)
  • Dorothy Berry–Shindig City (Planetary)
  • The Aces–Reggae Motion (The Loco-Motion) (Sire)
  • [unknown singer]–I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy (Munster; Spain)
  • Jacky Mouliére–Danse le Birdland (Disques Salvador; France)
  • Sandy Nelson–Treat Her Right (Imperial)
  • The Sheep–I Feel Good (Boom)
  • Powers of Blue–Cool Jerk (MTA)
  • Ray Anthony–C’mon and Swim (Capitol)
  • Mel Taylor–Bang Bang Rhythm (Warner Bros.)
  • Tony Mottoloa–Tequila (Project 3)
  • The Golden Toadstools–Silly Savage (Minaret)
  • Billie Davis–I Want You to Be My Baby (London)
  • Herbie Mann–Scratch (Atlantic)
  • The Cincinnati Music Co.–Let’s Do the Thing (Kapp)
  • Sandy Nelson–Drums A Go-Go (Liberty; Germany)
  • Jacky Mouliére–Lam’di Lam’ (Mickey’s Monkey) (Disques Salvador; France)
  • Tony & Tyrone–Turn It On (Columbia)
  • Loose Ends–Tax Man (Decca; UK)
  • Ricardo Ray–Nitty Gritty (Alegre)
  • Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers–Sock It to ‘Em J.B. – Part I (Like)
  • Wild Bill Davis–Breaking Out – Part 2 (RCA Victor)
  • Mongo Santamaria–The Now Generation (Columbia)
  • Jack Costanzo Mr. Bongo–Chicken and Rice (Discomoda; Colombia)
  • La Lupe–Touch Me (Roulette)
  • The Moon People–Hippy Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1) (Roulette)
  • [no artist listed]–Dance the Slurp (7-Eleven)
  • The Happy Cats–These Boots Are Made for Walking (Omack)
  • The Countdown Five–Shaka Shaka Na Na (Cobblestone)
  • Shadows of Knight–Shake (Team)
  • Marty Manning & the Cheetahs–Tarzan (Tarzan’s March) (CBS; UK)
  • The Combinations–Bump Ball! (RCA Victor)
  • The Cooperettes–Shing-A-Ling (Brunswick)
  • The Delltones–Gimme Some Lovin’ (Capitol)
  • Rocki Lane and the Gross Group–Santa Soul (Epic)

None of these records are for sale.

 

Below are more photos of The Devil-Ettes. Click on them and they will Big-O-Fi!

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