TWIST ALL NIGHT! is a new Boogaloo Night concept, developed in the WANG DANG DOODLE laboratories, especially for the nights at the Commodore. These nights, held every other fourth Friday of the month, often play host to some of the most fabulous music in existence. TWIST ALL NIGHT!, which made its debut on May 22, was no exception. With guest DJs Sheila B and Nogood Nick, you KNOW some great records were played.
TWIST ALL NIGHT! will feature some of the finest DJs who play boss 45s. They will be allowed complete freedom to play anything they want—as long as it is REET! Sheila B and Nogood Nick are two DJs who excel at this sort of program.
Sheila B, who is internationally known as the Queen of the Girl Group 45, spun plenty of those, sure, but also some keen freakbeat, French ye-ye, hot R&B and some other tuff stuff. She just kept it coming, until she had to leave a bit early, since she wasn’t feeling well.
Luckily, Nogood Nick was in the house. He’s one of those DJs who, for some reason, rarely seems to be on anybody’s list of Top DJs. However, he’s got great records and knows how to play them, and therefore, should be on the top of everybody’s list! It is quite possible that he is the most underrated DJ on the scene. Before TWIST ALL NIGHT!, he and Miss Sheila barely knew each other. In fact, Mr. Nick succeeded in grabbing Miss Sheila’s attention by playing a whole set of nothing but fantastic girl group records. She dug Nogood Nick’s work so much that she invited him to be guest DJ at the next Sh-Boom, the groovy new dance night she hosts at Baby’s All Right (dig it on June 26).
For his part, TWIST ALL NIGHT! host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus played a lot of records he has never played out before—some of them because they were newly acquired, others because they awaited the perfect moment for them to be played, and still others because they have been buried inside the Boogaloo Vault so deep that they were unreachable! Also, note, two B.B. King records were played to further honor the passing of the great bluesman.
The following is a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, some with links to clips on the youtubes. Below that is a gallery of records that were played – click on the image and it will Big-O-Fi right on your computer screen!
- Billy Strange–The James Bond Theme (GNP Crescendo)
- The Jades–Twistin’ Fever (Lori)
- Bo-Pete–Do You Wanna (Have Some Fun) (Try)
- The Romancers–Jumpin’ Jungle (Palette)
- Eddy Mitchell–Pas De Chance (Barclay; France)
- B.B. King–And Like That (Kent)
- The Paymarks–Louise (Jerden)
- Boots Brown y Sus Blockbusters–Cerveza (RCA Victor; Mexico)
- Marty Wilde and the Wild Cats–Kiss Me (Jamie)
- Los Bravos–La Moto (Columbia; Spain)
- The Teemates–Nightfall (Audio Fidelity)
- The Inner Circle–Sally Go Round the Roses (Impact)
- Sugar & the Spices–Do the Dog (Stacy)
- The Tuffs and Kay Bell–(The Original) Surfers’ Stomp Pt I (Dot)
- Ray Anthony and the Swingin’ Swimmers–Let’s All Do the Swim (Capitol)
- Tico (vocal by The Triumphs)–Get Up & Do the Wobble (Amy)
- Los Surfs–Tu Seras Mi Baby (Gamma; Mexico)
- The Gayletts–Son of a Preacherman (Steady)
- The Chello’s–Chicken Back Twist (WFW)
- Big John Watson–Everybody’s Twist ‘N’ (Capa)
- Safaris–Kick Out (Valiant)
- Los Belmont’s–Amarrado (Glad All Over) (Orfeon; Mexico)
- The Dave Clark Five–I Like It Like That (Epic)
- Bunnys–Taiyo No Hana (Seven Seas; Japan)
- The Brazilian Bitles–Qual A Razåo? (Day Tripper) (Polydor; Brazil)
- Les Baronets–Hello Je T’Aime (Canusa; Canada)
- The Ventures–The Swingin’ Creeper (Dolton)
- Alex Harvey and His Soul Band–New Orleans (Decca)
- The Lone Twister–The Lone Twister (Atlantic)
- Timothy T.J. Williams and the Two Shades of Soul–Coming Back to Miami (Josie)
- Santio’s Premiers–Dogging the Twine (Candi)
- Millie Small–Carry Go Bring Come (Fontana; UK)
- Yardbirds–Heart Full of Soul (Columbia; UK)
- Les Revoltes–Ella Va Pleurer (96 Tears) (RCA Victor Canada International; Canada)
- The Brisks–Wooly Bully (Belter; Spain)
- Pedrito Ramirez con Los Yogis–Louie Louie (Angelo)
- Les Surfs–Reviens Sloupy (Hang on Sloopy) (RCA Victor Canada International; Canada)
- Kriss Anderson–The Sloopy (Old Town)
- Jenny Rock–Le Sloopy (Everybody Do the Sloopy) (Apex; Canada)
- Ronnie and the Pomona Casuals–Sloopy (Donna)
- Elliott Shavers–Party Poppin’ Pt. 2 (Blaun)
- Margie Day–Crazy Over You (Legrand)
- The Freeman Brothers–Beautiful Brown Eyes (Soul)
- The Sounds Four–Keep on Lovin’ (Saintmo)
- Lorraine Ellison–Call Me Anytime You Need Some Lovin’ (Mercury)
- Joyce Bond–Sugar (Island; UK)
- Titus Turner–Soulville (Enjoy)
- Little Bessie–For Your Love (I’d Shed a Million Tears) (Amy)
- B.B. King–You’re Gonna Miss Me (Kent)
- The Supremes–Jonny und Joe (CBS; Germany)
- Susan Barrett–It’s No Secret (RCA Victor)
- Les Chanceliers–Oogum Boogum (Citation; Canada)
- The Bonniwell Music Machine–Soul Love (Warner Bros.)
- The Dynamites–Koi Wa Mo Takusan (Victor; Japan)
- Los Salvajes–Una Chica Igual Que Tu (Regal; Spain)
- Eddy Mitchell–Chronique Pour L’an 2000 (Barclay; France)
- Celine Lomez–Sans Les Femmes (Trans-Canada; Canada)
None of these records are for sale.
Next Boogaloo Night at the Commodore will be July 24. Don’t you dare miss it!!