After taking a brief sabbatical (for the Subway Soul Club event in October), WHAM-O WATUSI returned to the Bootleg Bar in downtown Bushwick, Brooklyn with the super guest DJ action of Sir Charles Gaskins on Saturday November 7. Mr. Gaskins has been involved in all sorts of reet projects, including playing in several bands, publishing a cool fanzine (Bananas), running a a hep record label (Killer Diller), swingin’ at several DJ nights (most recently Finger Lickin’ Friday) and, correct us if we are incorrect, he is studying to be a full-time comedian! Mr. Gaskins is truly a whacked cat and he can play some pretty whacked records, as was seen at the WHAM-O WATUSI! Or should we say, WHACK-O WATUSI!!

The Bootleg Bar clientele certainly enjoyed the records played by Mr. Gaskins and WHAM host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, as several bravely approached the DJ booth and voiced their approval of the selections these two DJs were presenting that evening. Others showed solidarity by dropping their drink glasses! All night, folks held their drinks and moved their heads in rhythm with the beat, as if we all were in a store of life-sized bobble-head figures. You should have been there…

Hey, you’ll get your chance, as WHAM-O WATUSI returns to the Bootleg Bar on the first Saturday of each month—so set your calendars for December 6, and watch this space for who will be the guest DJ.

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at WHAM-O WATUSI:

None of these records are for sale.

Sir Charles Gaskins swings at WHAM-O WATUSI!

Sir Charles Gaskins swings at WHAM-O WATUSI!

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