Out of Sight!!

All kinds of folks swing at OUT OF SIGHT!

All kinds of folks swing at OUT OF SIGHT!

Out Of Sight, the groovy new soul music dance night created by our pal DJ Xerox and held every Thursday at the Beauty Bar in Manhattan, has quietly become a top attraction in the New York City soul music scene. On April 16, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was paired with Matt Fiveash, which resulted in Out Of Sight having one of its biggest nights yet!


Mr. Fiveash, as all astute students of reet music know, has a music program that airs over the WFMU Give the Drummer Some audio stream. It can be monitored live, as it happens, every Thursday starting at 2pm, Jersey City Standard Time. On his show, he features the sort of music that readers of the Boogaloo Bag will certainly enjoy and it is highly recommended. If you are a first time listener, the Boogaloo Bag suggests that you go to the archives and check out his legendary Thanksgiving broadcast featuring all food records. Dig it here!

These days, a soul music enthusiast in New York City can dig boss sounds three nights in a row of every week—Wednesdays at Botanica with Mr. Fine Wine, Thursdays at the Beauty Bar with Out Of Sight, and Fridays at Home Sweet Home with Jonathan Toubin. One could almost come to the conclusion that Manhattan may soon overtake Brooklyn as the most happening borough in the city—especially if you take into consideration the fact that Subway Soul Club will return to Manhattan on May 9th when it takes place at B.B. King’s Lucille’s night club on 42nd Street!

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, including a couple by the great Percy Sledge, who had recently passed away:

  • The Mar-Keys–Bo-Time (Stax)
  • Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence–The Iron Horse (Galaxy)
  • The Parkays–Green Monkeys (ABC-Paramount)
  • King Solomon (with the Lad Teens Band)–Louisiana Groove (Cadillac)
  • Willis Jackson–Goose Pimples (Cadet)
  • Image–Funky Thing (Grande)
  • Graham Bonney with Johnny Scott and His Orchestra–Super Girl (Capitol)
  • Hank Ballard and His Midnighters–She’s Got a Whole Lot of Soul (King)
  • King George–Ah Huh (RCA Victor)
  • Lou Courtney–If the Shoe Fits (Popside)
  • Don Bryant–Doing the Mustang (Hi)
  • Jesse Henderson–The Gator (Gold Dust)
  • Jimmy McQuade and the Unique Echos–Booga-Ka-Do (Boogaloo – The Karate Dog) (Swan)
  • T-K-O’s–The Fat Man (Ten Star)
  • King Coleman–Down in the Basement (Togo)
  • Skip Easterling–Ooh Poo Pah Do (Instant)
  • The Monitors–Number One in Your Heart (V.I.P.)
  • JJ Barnes–Our Love (Is in the Pocket) (Groovesville)
  • The Magnificent Men–You Changed My Life (Capitol)
  • Trade Martin–Sixteen Tons (RCA Victor)
  • Wayne Cochran–Get Ready (Chess)
  • The Staple Singers–Love Is Plentiful (Stax)
  • Bogen Richard–I Am My Own Man (Birth)
  • Clarence Reid–Master Piece (Alston)
  • Billy Davis–Stanky (Get Funky) (Cobblestone)
  • The Good Timers–Chain of Fools (Atlantic)
  • Sam Cooke–Shake (RCA Victor)
  • Chuck Berry–Club Nitty Gritty (Mercury)
  • The Showstoppers–Ain’t Nothing but a House Party (Showtime)
  • Johnny Hallyday–Du Respect (Philips; France)
  • Percy Sledge–Baby Help Me (Atlantic)
  • The Ambertone’s–You Don’t Know Like I Know (White Whale)
  • Big Maybelle–How It Lies (Rojac)
  • Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers–Sugar Baby (Tower)
  • Edwin Starr–Back Street (Ric-Tic)
  • The Vibrations–Pick Me (OKeh)
  • Bobby Jones and the Para-Monts–Beware a Stranger (U.S.A.)
  • Mongo Santamaria–El Pussy Cat (Columbia)
  • Willie Mitchell–Barefootin’ (Hi)
  • Wayne Logiudice–Ow! Boogaloo (Philips)
  • The Soul Believers–Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go (Smak)
  • Mr. Pitiful–Girl Can’t Help It (Josie)
  • Little Bob and the Lollipops–Twisting Home (Decca)
  • Chan Romero–Humpy Bumpy (Philips)
  • Hues Corporation–Goodfootin’ (Liberty)
  • Vernon Garrett–You Blew My Mind (Kapp)
  • Wilmer & the Dukes–Get Out of My Life Woman (Aphrodisac)
  • Johnnie Mae Matthews and the Wonderettes–Cut Me Loose (Atco)
  • John Ellison–You’ve Got to Have Rhythm (Phil-L.A. of Soul)
  • Laddins–Dizzy Jone’s Birdland (Butane)
  • Donald Bryant–I Like It Like That (Hi)
  • Percy Sledge–Heart of a Child (Atlantic)

None of these records are for sale.

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