Our pal and fellow DJ Ol’ Stark is a cool Parisian moderniste who has been living in this city for more than ten years. He often hosts very groovy events—his Let’s Boogaloo was a huge favorite—and for the last several years he has been providing the soundtrack to the Arts & Fleas room of the Chelsea Market in Manhattan. Plus, Ol’ Stark has a booth of his own there, selling records and some very swingin’ threads. In December, he and the Arts & Fleas folks host a party called Sip & Shop: Ol’ Stark invites some of his DJ buddies to play records and the Arts & Fleas folks provide some champagne for anybody who wants it.
This year, the party was held on Thursday December 10th and included DJs Shakey, Kamala, Kurtis Powers, Camille, Domewrecka, Tru Tones and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus—each given about twenty minutes in which to bring joy to the world. This event is always a fun one because checking out the talented local artists’ goods while listening to good music is always a good time. The Boogaloo Bag writers were especially taken with the jewelry made with old typewriter keys
Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus made the scene with a handful of his top Sixties Go-Go instrumentals, then closed with a seasonal treat. Here’s a list of all of it:
- The Real Don Steele–Tina Delgado Is Alive (Cameo)
- Swinging Soul Machine–Spooky’s Day Off (Polydor; Netherlands)
- The Gallants–The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Capitol)
- Sounds Incorporated–Rinky Dink (Liberty)
- [no artist listed]–Get It On (Hoctor)
- The Sensational Epics–It’s a Gas (Cameo)
- Nick Ayoub–Piment Rouge (Caprice; Canada)
- Hank Marr–The ‘Out’ Crowd (Wingate)
- Patsy Raye & the Beatniks–Beatnik’s Wish (Roulette)
None of these records are for sale.