45s played at the 45th WHAM-O WATUSI!

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The great Gaylord Fields and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the 45th WHAM-O WATUSI!

Gaylord Fields is a DJ on radio station WFMU, which comes at the New York City area via its studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has been on the radio there for nearly 20 years. His show can be hectic, eclectic and seductive. He has been a guest DJ at Subway Soul Club, the Wang Dang Doodle, Twist All Night, The Dynagroove and various other reet music nights in town. Also, he is an avid collector of 45 RPM records. Thus he was the perfect choice to be the guest DJ for the 45th WHAM-O WATUSI, which was held on October 12 at the Bootleg Bar in beautiful downtown Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Gaylord Fields gets ready to spin another boss record at the WHAM-O WATUSI!

When WHAM-O’s host Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus first moved to New York City, more than twenty five years ago, Mr. Fields was one of the first people he met. They often found themselves at the same music shows and had many friends in common. It was with this history behind them that the two record selectors gassed each other all night long, playing boss record after boss record.

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The Bootleg Bar Ghoul is in the house all October!

Boss records is what the WHAM-O WATUSI is all about. Nearly every record aired at the WHAM is of the seven-inch size; 99% of them spin at 45 RPM (there is an odd 33 1/3 from time to time, usually made in Brazil or a jukebox EP). For the 45th WHAM-O, all were spun at 45 revolutions per minute.

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Gaylord Fields holds court with his friends as he rests between sets at the WHAM-O WATUSI!

Adding to the festivities were the delicious no-cook, oatmeal-peanutbutter-chocolate cookies and spicy vegan brownies made by Miss Nancy Gardner–who, alas, was absent from the scene. But several of our friends were on hand to eat them, and at the end of the night, Mr. Vacation took a big container of the leftovers home!

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Miss Nancy made some yummy treats for the WHAM-O WATUSI!

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the WHAM-O WATUSI:

None of these records are for sale. Some of the titles above have links to the youtubes in order for the reader to become more acquainted with the WHAM-O WATUSI scene.

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