Funky Brunch Is Happening!

On November 14, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was asked to participate in another Funky Brunch at Mama Roux, the fabulous New Orleans-themed restaurant located in beautiful downtown Newburgh, NY. The Boog got the call from Funk Brunch host DJ Pete Pop and it was answered!

The Funky Brunch DJ booth has moved into the main room, since it’s been a bit chilly to keep the DJs outside, but folks are still heading out to the patio area to eat their brunch and the music is being provided to them via the technology of an extra speaker or two.

Once again, DJ Pete Pop unleashed a flow of boss R&B, New Orleans grooves and Latin boogaloo records. Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus tried to keep up with his selections of swingin’ soul music, heavy heavy funk and a few nice things.

DJ Pete Pop swings at the Funky Brunch!

The best part of the evening is the end, when everyone has gone home but the help, and the chef brings out a bunch of food for all to eat…and the food is good! Not being a foodie, The Boog couldn’t tell you exactly what was eaten—suffice it to say, chicken, shrimp and waffles were involved—but he can most definitely tell you that the food is GOOOOOD!

Although the Phast Man only does this about once a month—DJ Pete Pop makes the scene with the cool sounds every Sunday from 11:00 AM to about 4:00 PM at Mama Roux. If you are anywhere Upstate New York on a Sunday morning/early afternoon, you should get it together and get on down to Mama Roux and dig the action. Heck, ya gotta eat, so you might as well eat when boss records are being played, right?

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swings at the Funky Brunch!

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

Keith Mansfield & His Orchestra–Boogaloo (Epic)
The Beatniks–Beatnik’s Blues (Roulette)
Sergio Mendes–My Favorite Things (Atlantic)
Ohna Truth–If It Feels Good – Do It (Roulette)
Detroit Emeralds–Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) (Westbound)
Frank Minion–Watermelon (Bethlehem)
Cookie–That’s What You Do to Me (RCA Victor)
Jimmy Smith–Chain of Fools (Part I) (Verve)
Judy White–Vacuum Cleaner (T-Neck)
Earl King–Tic Tac Toe (Wand)
Shirley Scott–It’s Your Thing (Atlantic)
Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers–How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (Soul)
Lola Falana–Working in the Coal Mine (Reprise)
Sam Campbell and the Bystanders–Hey La Ya La (Galaxy)
The Joe Cuba Sextet–Oye Como Va (Aprietalo) (Tico)
Melon y su Grupo–La Reina Del Boogaloo (Orfeon; Mexico)
The Black Beatles–Reggae and Shout (Pama; UK)
Rudy Robinson and the Hungry Five–Mut-ley Doing the Crawlpen (Mier)
Tommy Strand–I Wanna Testify (Fame)
The Temptations–Let Your Hair Down (Tamla/Motown; France)
Willard Burton & the Pacifiers–Warm the Pot (Till It Gets Good and Hot) (Money)
Explosions–Hip Drop Pt. 1 (Gold Cup)
The Vibrettes–Humpty Dump pt. 1 (Lujon)
Robert Lockwood Jr. with George Cook & Gene Schwartz–Down Home Cookin’ (Big Star)
Elijah and the Ebonies–Hot Grits!!! (Capsoul)
Sons of Slum–The Push and Pull (Gamma)
[no artist listed]–Do the Push and Pull (Statler)
Lee Harris–Skate Boogaloo and Karate Too (Forte)
Dave Collins–Smooths and Sorts (Rhino; UK)
The Combinations–Bump Ball! (RCA Victor)
Shirley Scott–Soul Sauce (Impulse)
Tito Puente’s Orchestra–Twiggy (Tico)
Lavell Kamma Afro Soul Review–I Know Where It’s At (Tupelo Sound)
Chairman of the Board–Life & Death (Invictus)
Dorothy, Oma and Zelpha–Gonna Put It on Your Mind (Chisa)
Sarah Vaughan–1-2-3 (Mercury)
Count Basie–Come Together (Happy Tiger)
Betty LaVette–Games People Play (Silver Fox)
Jerry-O–Scratch My Back (Boo-Ga-Loo)
[no artist listed]–Super Fly (Hoctor)
The Shangaans–Taboo (Columbia; UK)
Leon Austin–Respect (King)
The Temptations–Psychedelic Shack (Gordy)
General Crook–Gimme Some (Part 1) (Down to Earth)
Maurice Simon and the Pie Men–The Git-Go (Carnival)
Noe Pro–Sabes (Falcon)
The Chandelles–El Gato (Dot)
The Electric Tomorrow–Sugar Cube (World Pacific)
Elliott Baron–The Spare Rib (Golden World)
Carlos Roman y su Conjunto–Swing Colombiano (Welcome Twist) (Son-Art; Mexico)
Brass Impact–Mas Que Nada (Command)
Della Reese–Compared to What (AVCO Embassy)
Johnny Jenkins–Voodoo in You (Atco; France)
El Chicano–Viva Tirado – Part I (Gordo)
Herbie Mann–Do It Again (Atlantic)
The Five Steps–Tighten Up (Dade)
Gerry Mulligan–Downtown (Limelight)
Charles Lloyd–She’s a Woman (Columbia)
Detroit Emeralds–Ode to Billy Joe (Ric Tic)
Junior Mance–Thank You Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (Atlantic)
War–Nappy Head (Theme From “Ghetto Man”) (United Artists)
Dr. John the Night Tripper–Mama Roux (Atco)
Eddie Bo–Let’s Let It Roll (Arrow)
Slim Gaillard–Cement Mixer (Putti Putti) (Era)
Angie Hester–Bump Step (ABC)
The Noc-A-Bouts–Jungle Safari (Cosmic)
Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa ’70–Chop and Quench (Regal Zonophone; UK)
Paulo Alencar and His Brazilian All-Stars–Zirigidoom – Bossa Nova (Atco)

None of these records are for sale.

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