Midnight Boogaloo!!!

Drew Redmond and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Midnight Offerings.

Drew Redmond and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Midnight Offerings.

 

Our pals Josh Styles and Drew Redmond are both super fine DJs of reet music. They have an occasional night together when they play nothing but American garage rock 45 RPM records. The night is called Midnight Offerings and it takes place on the second Saturday of the month at a joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn called the Bootleg Bar.

Since commencing his DJ activities around five or six years ago, Mr. Redmond has quickly become one of the busiest DJs in town. Twice a month he’s at the Bootleg Bar. His Salvation Sunday at the Montana Trail House features gospel, blues and new breed R&B. On the last Friday of the month he swings with Finger Lickin’ Fridays with our pal Charles Gaskins at the Grand Victory. He always seems to have a gig somewhere around the greater Brooklyn area.

Mr. Styles, one of the best DJs on the scene, is also the drummer for that cool blues and rhythm combo Daddy Long Legs. On the evening of Saturday April 11, Mr. Styles was so employed in Washington, D.C., and thus unavailable for Midnight Offerings DJ duties. It was Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus who Mr. Redmond called to swing in his stead!

The Boog rounded up a bunch of old rekkids and made it to the world on time. He adhered pretty much to the “American garage rock” theme, even though Mr. Redmond opened the parameters to include all of North America. The Boog packed a few jams from Mexico and Canada, but none of them were played* (see notes below for possible known obsessive trainspotter exceptions).

 

Drew Redmond in a pensive mood at Midnight Offerings.

Drew Redmond in a pensive mood at Midnight Offerings.

For his part, Mr. Redmond played some fabulous 45s, each with a boss fuzztone-drenched beat and snarling vocals. This Redmond cat has a few killer records! Some of them are featured in a gallery of labels below.

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

None of these records are for sale.

 

  • = To a certain extent, Steppenwolf is a Canadian group—most of its key members are from Toronto, but it was in Los Angeles where it recorded and became famous.
  • The Everyly Brothers are, of course an American singing sensation, however, this particular track was recorded in London with the brothers backed by The Hollies!

Here is a gallery of the records played by Drew Redmond at Midnight Offerings:

BirdDogginGilesStrangeHarmonicaLittleWillie

NobodysChildrenPalmerScotsmenStampedeSwingingMachine

 

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