Spooky Soul Party With Mr. Vacation!

On October 7th, the WHAM-O WATUSI rolled into Bushwick’s notorious Bootleg Bar with guest DJ Mr. Vacation.

Mr. Vacation swings at the WHAM-O WATUSI!

Mr. Vacation is one of our favorite DJs. He’s the kind of cat who can diversify at a needle drop; going from a cool funk track to a psyche rock number to a hot reggae groove. He has just come off of residency at the Commodore, where he rocked the joint for about five or six years. Currently he is taking on guest spots when ever he can. Folks, if you are in the market for a swingin’ DJ, Mr. Vacation is your man. On this night, Mr. Vacation played an overwhelming amount of top-deck soul records, turning the place into a soul party most of the night. Mr. Vacation is a long-time resident of Bushwick and it was a real opportunity to witness his excellent DJ work in his own backyard.

Bootleg owner Bobby Rich and Mr. Vacation compare notes at the WHAM-O WATUSI!

For October, the Bootleg Bar was all decked out in scary cobwebs and goblins in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween season. Indeed, a spook was hanging above the middle of the dance floor! PLUS… the Boogaloo Bag’s very own photographer, Miss Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner made some delicious caramel thumb-print cookies that were quickly devoured.

Miss Jeannie is shown here with her excellent cookies!

Everyone who attended could tell that the host, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, was having fun with the night, trying to out-Mr. Vacation Mr. Vacation with his own eclectic selections. He played New Wave records, some heavy metal, a couple of reggae tracks, frog records, popeye records, power pop, even a coke commercial!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Mr. Vacation swing at the WHAM-O WATUSI!

Here is a complete list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the WHAM-O WATUSI that night:


None of these records are for sale! Some of them have links to clips on the youtubes in order for the reader to get a grip on what happened.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus