Subway Soul Club Swings Again!


Everyone swings at Subway Soul Club!

Can your heart stand it? Three Subway Soul Club events in one year! It looks as if the SSC is back for good, firmly nestled into its new home at the lovely Club Ceremony in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Although it will only operate on a limited basis–perhaps three or four times a year–it looks as if Subway Soul Club enthusiasts can count on it taking place fairly regularly from now on, now that it has found a new home.


Club Ceremony swings!

On September 29, some of the magic from the Subway Soul Club’s time at Rififi was resurrected with its two guest DJs, Mr. Robinson and Miss Shingaling, who both hail from those glory days. Indeed, Subway Soul Club hostess with the mostest Lady Dawn swears that Club Ceremony is the best venue that SSC has had since then. Ceremony has a fabulous dance floor, a wonderful sound system and friendly bartenders that know how to pour a drink.


Mr. Robinson swings at Subway Soul Club!

The guest DJs came armed with their respective soul 45s. Mr. Robinson–who was co-host of the legendary Dig Deeper soul music events of a few years ago–owns some of the rarest soul records in the world, and boy, did he play them! He’s got records so rare that he may have the only copy in existence; we’re talking about acetates, children. When he was in the DJ booth, the happy dancers were shakin’ it to records that they will most likely never hear again!


Miss Shingaling swings at Subway Soul Club!

In total contrast, Miss Shingaling came to the party bearing a large assortment of Motown hits and misses. Most of her sets were comprised of familiar tracks that we all love and enjoy dancing to. Since she moved out of the New York City area (where she was actually Mr. Robinson’s roommate for a while), she has lived somewhere in the South, Buffalo and now San Francisco. It’s been a very long time since she has even been able to attend a Subway Soul Club event, much less DJ at one; so the Subway Soul Club management was very happy to have her on board. Judging by the crowded dance floor, so were the attendees.


Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swings at Subway Soul Club!

For his part, resident DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus played some old favorites, some new acquisitions and even a few records that he had forgotten he had in his collection all these years. He played the Don Gardner song to honor the man who had recently passed away; his “My Baby Likes to Boogaloo” is one of the greatest records of all time. Three songs by Aretha Franklin were played. She passed in August and served as the poster girl for this event. Even a track by her sister Carolyn was spun to joyful effect.

Lady Dawn, Mr. Robinson, Miss Shingaling and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Subway Soul Club!

Of course, what made the event even sweeter was the distribution of pumpkin-flavored cookies made by Nancy “Jeannie” Gardner. She insists on cooking up something yummy nearly every time Phast Phreddie hosts an event. These cookies did not disappoint!


DJ Honky, Mr. Robinson, Miss Shingaling, Lynne K and Lady Dawn swing at Subway Soul Club!

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Subway Soul Club fall event:

None of these records are for sale. Dig the links for hot youtubes action!


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