Sunday Soul Screamin’!

Jonathan Toubin swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Jonathan Toubin swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

After two nights in a row of spinning boss soul, funk and organ groove recordings with Nogood Nick, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was ready for the New York Night Train Sunday Soul Scream, hosted by Jonathan Toubin and featuring Reyes Rodriguez and Sheila B. This fabulous event was scheduled to take place in the early evening of Sunday June 5 at a club called Our Wicked Lady–on the rooftop, to be exact. This was going to be a fabulous night of dancing and swinging in the open air of industrial East Williamsburg with four boss DJs.

However, it rained. It rained pretty good, too, coming down pretty hard. So the event was moved indoors, into the dry confines of the actual club. The rooftop, of course, was a key draw for the event and, with the rain, attendance was low. But enough people showed up to make it fun and all the DJs played great records. As the early evening advanced, more and more people arrived for the festivities, turning the Sunday Soul Scream into a groovy happening.

Reyes Rodriguez swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Reyes Rodriguez swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Reyes Rodriguez is a hep cat daddy from El Paso, Texas. He has a regular DJ night–the fourth Saturday of the month–at the Bootleg Bar. Also, he works for the good people at Norton Records and is often seen hanging around Rebel Rouser, the groovy record boutique in Bushwick everyone is talking about. At the Soul Scream, his choice of soul and greasy R&B records was impeccable.

Sheila B swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Sheila B swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Sheila B has become one of the most popular DJs on the scene since her return to New York City a couple of years ago. Her Friday afternoon show Sophisticated Boom Boom on radio station WFMU is listened to by thousands of people around the world (thanks to its live stream over the interwebs) and her monthly DJ night Sh’Boom is held on the third Friday of the month at this very same club, Our Wicked Lady. At the Soul Scream, Miss B started her set with Ernie K-Doe’s “Here Come the Girls,” than preceded to slay the place with a selection of sassy female soul singers.

Jonathan Toubin–well, what’s left to say about him? His New York Night Train series of events are always spectacular and he is one of the best DJs of reet music in town. At the Soul Scream he played some fabulous records–some of them coveted by The Boog–and in the middle of all that, he played Clarence Carter’s great record, “Slip Away.” Man, it was good to hear that one again.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swings at Sunday Soul Scream!

For this occasion, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus presented a program of some of his most favorite soul and R&B records. Indeed, only three of the records he played that night had never before been played at any of his DJ nights–and that’s because they are fairly recent acquisitions. Here’s a list of them all:

None of these records are for sale.

THE-SCREAM8

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