DYNAGROOVE swings into 2015!

Gaylord Fields and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR!

Gaylord Fields and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR!

New Year’s Eve is one of those once-a-year events that usually promises more than it can deliver. To put it bluntly, the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR, held at Teddy’s Bar & Grill, delivered. With guest DJ Gaylord Fields, the great WFMU DJ, how could it not?

The evening started with DJ Bernard playing some cool jams from the bird’s nest DJ booth that hovers over the bar. He is a friend of the club and often helps out. As he was playing records, Mr. Fields and DYNAGROOVE host DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus had dinner, taking full advantage of Teddy’s  fine cuisine. By 9 O’Clock, The Boog was working the DJ booth on the stage and The DYNAGROOVE was in full effect, with groovy jazz and mambo records eventually giving way to cool soul and provocative pop sounds, and then…

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus cues "Auld Lang Syne" as Gaylord Fields keeps an eye on the time at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus cues “Auld Lang Syne” as Gaylord Fields keeps an eye on the time at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR!

The clock struck midnight and noise was made, party hats were worn, vast quantities of champagne was imbibed and there were balloons all over the place. After “Auld Lang Syne” was aired, the dance portion of the evening really got into full swing—until the PA system went out!!!

A record would be played and the sound would cut out, and then come back on about a minute later. Only about two minutes of music could be heard at a time—about two minutes on and a minute off!! This was a perplexing and frustrating turn of events. A few of the DYNAGROOVERS were getting uppity and something had to be done. Teddy’s owner Mr. Kirby and DJ Bernard worked desperately to get the audio to work properly. Everything was checked out; even the mixing board was changed. Finally, the DJ booth was rigged around the offending amplifier and things went smoothly for the rest of the night.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus tries to keep a lid on things at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus tries to keep a lid on things at the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR!

In spite of these technical difficulties, the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR was a complete success. The Boogaloo Bag writers were very happy to see so many of their beloved friends in the house wanting to spend the early moments of the new year boppin’ to groovy sounds. Both DJs, Gaylord Fields and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, played fabulous records all night long and it induced much dancing and carrying on. The Boog even played several records by (and/or related to) Joshie Jo Armstead who was performing across town for the Dig Deeper event that same evening. As the SPECTACULAR was drawing to a close, Mr. Fields and The Boog alternated playing records. When the great Gaylord played a monkey record, The Boog followed with another and several were subsequently played, ending when Gaylord played “Don’t Monkey With Me” by The Lollipops, then it was all girl group sounds until Mr. Fields played the last record: “Do You Come Here Often” by The Tornados.

As you may recall, DYNAGROOVE was initiated on December 31, 2011. Thus, this evening marked three years of DYNAGROOVE magnificence! The year 2015 will certainly be the year when The DYNAGROOVE becomes even more magnificent than ever. The DYNAGROOVE will continue to take place on the second Friday of the month at Teddy’s Bar & Grill. Be part of it!

Gaylord Fiels cues another magnificent 45 during the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR!

Gaylord Fiels cues another magnificent 45 during the DYNAGROOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR!

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaoo Omnibus:

None of these records are for sale.

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