BIG TEN INCH Strikes Back!

Tony Salvaje and Michael McMahon swing punches as they fight over who plays the next 78 at the BIG TEN INCH!

Tony Salvaje and Michael McMahon swing punches as they fight over who plays the next 78 at the BIG TEN INCH!

The November BIG TEN INCH 78 RPM Listening Party was quite possibly the best one ever—certainly since it was resurrected last year. There were lots of folks in attendance and a full dozen folks with 78s to play. Dig: DJ Rata; Adam Lore, Tony Salvaje, Alex De Laszlo, Ted Barron, Michael McMahon, Darren Deicide, Andy Upsetter, Justin CollectorScum, Rich Sibello and John Clemente—plus host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus. This was quite a departure after the September BIG TEN INCH, when only three DJs showed up. This time, Club Hi-Fi was crowded and folks were excited and enthused about the sounds being put down. All the DJs had some boss jams in the shellac format. Newcomer Darren Deicide delighted us with a series of novelty songs and the other cats played the usual blues, rock’n’roll, hillbilly, mambo, jazz, R&B, doo wop and mento platters. Hi-Fi supplied some pizza and the four pies disappeared before you can say, “pizza sure is good!”

Swingsters swing at the BIG TEN INCH!

Swingsters swing at the BIG TEN INCH!

And that’s not all; Boogaloo Bag photographer Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner made some very special fudge and we all were able to satisfy our sweet teeth!

Adam Lore displays his BIG TEN INCH!

Adam Lore displays his BIG TEN INCH!

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Alex DeLazslo makes with the BIG TEN INCH!

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Andy Upsetter spins boss mento jam at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus is faced with a decision at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Darren Deicide plays the Elmer Fudd record at the BIG TEN INCH.

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John Clemente exhibits Excello excellence at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Justin CollectorScum proudly shows off his Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell 78 at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Michael McMahon explains the finer points of a 78 RPM record to his friend at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Rata makes it mambo time at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Rich Sibello displays his Checkered past at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Ted Barron rifles through his box of 78 RPM hits at the BIG TEN INCH.

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Tony Salvaje appears here with his black shellac at the BIG TEN INCH.

The hits do not stop there. Adam Lore was nice enough to give to The Boog one of the greatest records of all time: “Shrimp and Gumbo” by Dave Bartholomew! (This was especially appreciated after coming off a week where The Boog lost two of his closest friends.) Expect to hear this record at many up-coming BIG TEN INCH Parties! Adam, The Boog owes you in a major way—and he will be happy to make a payback of some sort!

Here’s a list of all the 78s played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the BIG TEN INCH, held on November 27th at Hi-Fi in New York City (click on them for link to youtubes):

None of these records are for sale.

Below is a gallery of some of the 78s played at the BIG TEN INCH:

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