Son of the Funky Brunch

The Funky Bunch DJs work out on the patio. As a sure sign of fall, a cool breeze blew an autumn leaf onto the turntable several times. Luckily, not as the turntable was playing a record.

On October 17, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus returned to the Funky Brunch—an excellent happening that happens every Sunday at Mama Roux, a New Orleans-themed restaurant located in the heart of Newbergh, New York, with the mighty Hudson River visible just down Broadway. The food is gooood at Mama Roux, so if you live within a 20-hour drive, you may want to make the scene!!

DJ Pete Pop swings at the Funky Bunch.

The Funky Brunch is hosted by our pal DJ Pete Pop. He’s got a basement full of great records and he knows how to play them. Apparently it is rare that Pete Pop has a guest DJ with him at the Funky Brunch. A couple of weeks ago he had our friend DJ Elevator Operator. It was a gas to see him working the Funky Brunch crowd. However, Pete Pop usually works alone—which is fine, but he enjoys diggin’ what other DJs are putting down. With that in mind, he had Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus work a little overtime.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus prepares to present another boss jam to the Funky Bunch faithful.

At the end of the event, the chef laid out some food for the employees to partake. Mr. Pop and the Phast One did so with glee. We don’t think we can tell you what we had because they all had French names that we quickly forgot, but the food was goooood!!

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Funky Brunch:

Toussaint McCall–Shimmy (Ronn)
Mel Brown–Chicken Fat (Impulse)
Marvin Holmes & the Uptights—Ooh, Ooh the Dragon Part I (Uni)
Hopeton Lewis–The Wind Cries Mary (Dragon; UK)
Gilberto and His Orchestra–Pelé (Smash)
The Joe Loco Quntet–St. Lous Blues Cha Cha Cha (Fantasy)
Lou Donaldson–Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) (Blue Note)
Brothers and Sisters featuring Mary Clayton–The Mighty Quinn (Ode)
Cresa Watson–These Boots Are Made for Walking (Charay)
Lee Dorsey–Candy Yam (Amy)
Señor Soul–Working in the Coalmine (Whiz)
The Mighty Flea featured with The Johnny Otis Show–Ode to Billy Joe – Part I (Eldo)
Sly & the Family Stone–If You Want Me to Stay (Epic)
Underground Vegetables–Melting Pot (Ximeno)
Rhetta Hughes—You’re Doing With Her–When It Should Be Me (Tetragrammaton)
Harmonica George–Get in the Kitchen and Burn (Toddlin’ Down)
The Fascinators–Fried Chicken and Macaroni (Capitol)
The Debonairs–Ah-La-La (B and F)
Harvey (formerly of The Moonglows)–Any Way You Wanta (Tri-Phi)
Walter Wanderley–Cheganca (Verve)
Zorro Five–Reggae Shhh! (Decca; Italy)
Winston Groovey–Funky Chicken (Jackpot; UK)
The Afrosound–La Danza de los Mirlos (Discos Fuentes; Colombia)
Bonzo Dog Band—I’m the Urban Spaceman (Imperial)
The Three Suns–Volcano (RCA Victor)
Nina Simone–Sea Lion Woman (Philips)
Lalo Schifrin–Mannix (Paramount)
The Good Timers–Chain of Fools (Atlantic)
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas–Jimmy Mack (En Español) (Tamla/Motown; Spain)
The Chosen Few–Everybody Plays the Fool (Trojan; UK)
Arthur Louis—Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Island)
Conjunto Típico Contreras–Cumbia Sampuesana (RCA Victor; Mexico)
Smokey Johnson–It Ain’t My Fault – Pt. 1 (Nola)
Al Johnson–Carnival Time (Ron)
Ralph Jackson–Jambalaya (Amy)
Bob Marley–One Cup of Coffee (Beverley’s; Jamaica)
Rosco Gordon–Cheese and Crackers (Sun)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross–Gimme That Wine (Columbia)
Hank Marr–Watusi-Roll (Federal)
Mongo Santamaria—Mongo’s Boogaloo (Columbia)
Dizzy Gillespie–Soul Kiss – Part I (Perception)
Skin, Flesh & Bones–Solitary Man (Tit for Tat; Jamaica)
The Temptations–Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone (instrumental) (Gordy)
Enoch Light & the Brass Menagerie–Theme From “Shaft” (Total Sound/Project 3)
Alan Copeland–Mission: Impossible Theme / Norwegian Wood (ABC)
Les Beethovens–Pour Moi ‚a Va (Miracle; Canada)
The Isley Brothers—It’s Your Thing (T-Neck)
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band–Do Your Thing (Warner Bros-Seven Arts)
Freddie & the Kinfolk–Mashed Potato Pop Corn (Dade)
Andre Williams—Humpin’ Bumpin’ and Thumping (Checker)
Rodger Collins–Foxy Girls in Oakland (Galaxy)
Archie Bell & the Drells–Get It From the Bottom (Atlantic)
Jimmy Caravan and His Trio–Higher and Higher (Tower)
The Jazz Crusaders–Uptight (Everything’s Alright) (Pacific Jazz)
The Atlantic Sounds–Pata Pata (Atlantic)
Marlena Shaw—Let’s Wade in the Water (Cadet)
Nella Dodds–Come See About Me (Wand)
The Shirelles–Boys (Scepter)
Bill Justis and His Orchestra–Green Onions (Smash)
Just Brothers–Sliced Tomatoes (Music Merchant)
Tommy Reynolds; The T-Bones–Beat Goes On The (Liberty)
Dee Clark–Heartbreak (Constellation)
Judy Collins–Hard Lovin’ Loser (Elektra)
Mose Allison–Foolkiller (Atlantic)
The Bobby Williams Group–Boogaloo Mardi Gras Pt. 2 (Capitol)
Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana; canta – Ray Cruz–Grita Güepaje (Nueve Cesta)
Perez Prado and His Orchestra–Ritmo de Chunga (RCA Victor)
Jimmy Nolen—Swingin’ Peter Gunn – 1 (Fidelity)
Billy Preston—Billy’s Bag (Vee Jay)
Masking Sound–Une Fille Comme Ca (Trans-Canada; Canada)
Freddie and the Freeloaders–Last Night (Red Hedd)
The Romeos–Mon Petite Chow (Loma)
Denzil Dennis–Mama We’re All Crazee Now (Pama Supreme; UK)
Roland Al & the Beverly’s All Stars–Soul Finger (Pyramid; UK)
Buster Pearson—Ain’t It Groovy (Big Shot; UK)
Toño Quirazco y su Show Cartier–Hey [from EP A Ritmo de Boogaloo] (Orfeon; Mexico)

None of these records are for sale.

2 thoughts on “Son of the Funky Brunch

  1. It was nice to see our band The Ox – Bow Incident and their record Reach Out ( Smash Records) included on one of your shows. We would live to see you have one of our other tunes on another show in the future.
    Best Regards,
    George Napolitano Ox-Bow Incident

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