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!


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