Pop goes The Boog at the 45!

DJ Pete Pop’s fabulous Go-Go night Do The 45 is going great guns these days. It takes place on the last Friday of the month at Quinn’s, a rockin’ ramen noodle joint located in the heart of downtown Beacon , NY. For the June event, he invited Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus to be his guest DJ. It was just those two, swingin’ their boss sounds all night long.

DJ Pete Pop and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Do The 45!

The party was scheduled to start at 8 o’clock and jump until 1 o’clock in the morning. Quinn’s clientele came and went. Most of them hung out and bopped around to the groovy records the DJs played. At 12:30 the place was nearly empty and it looked as if it would be an early night—but ho!—in came about twenty or so folks who quickly ordered drinks commenced to dance around to the wild sounds puttin’ down by Mr. Pop and The Boog.

Let’s not forget, Miss Nancy was in the house and she made some fabulous chocolate mint swirl cookies and her signature vegan brownies. No party is complete without Nancy’s excellent baked goods!

Mmmmmm… cookies!!

Toward the end of the night, Mr. Pop and The Boog each took a turntable and traded sevens for about an hour or so. The records stopped spinning around 1:30 in the morning and the Quinn’s people kicked everyone out soon after.

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at DJ Pete Pop’s Do The 45:

None of these records are for sale.

Another Funky Broadway Sunday!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and DJ Pete Pop swing at the Funky Broadway Brunch!

On June 5—the morning after the Newburgh Illuminated affair noted in the previous post—Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was back at Mama Roux for more hot DJ action; this time for the Funky Broadway Brunch that is hosted by DJ Pete Pop every Sunday.

On this day, Mama’s owner Miss Sterling insisted that Phast and Miss Nancy, who was photgrapher on the scene, should take advantage of the excellent fare being served and suggested the burrata shakshuka. We couldn’t tell you exactly what it was (or even if it was legal in this state!), but it seemed to involve two or three poached eggs swimming in a rich, spicy sauce. Man, it was good.

The happening scene at Mama Roux!

What also was good were the fabulous records played by DJ Pete Pop. This cat has some spectacular sides and every time we DJ together he impresses with his selections. In a few weeks, he and The Boog will be workin’ it at Quinn’s for his Do The 45 dance spectacular and that will be a gas.

DJ Pete Pop assists Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus in his selections at the Funky Broadway Brunch!

Here’s a list of the selections made by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Funky Broadway Brunch on Sunday June 5:

None of these records are for sale.

Boogaloo Illuminated!

Newburgh Illuminated is a street festival celebrating the city of Newburgh, New York. It is called “Illuminated” because, in the spring of 1884, Thomas Edison chose Newburgh as the place to host the second ever power plant in the world; one that lit up a couple of streets. The festival started a few years ago, but then was on hold during the pandemic. On June 4th it came back in fine style, centered at the cross roads of Broadway and Liberty Street. It just so happens that upon one of those four corners sits Mama Roux—the groovy New Orleans-style eatery/drinkery where DJ Pete Pop’s Funky Brunch takes place. Thus, the Mama management decided to add to the celebration with their own party on that very day, with music supplied by DJ Pete Pop, aided and abetted by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

The festival was as fabulous as any street party we have seen on either coast, with street vendors, local food, arts, crafts, and all sorts of carrying on. Also, there were stages where musicians performed. The Boogaloo Bag writers were able to check out some of the scene, but not nearly enough of it as it was quite spread out—up and down Broadway—almost to the Hudson River—and way down Liberty Street. Folks must have come from all over the Hudson Valley to celebrate the fabulousness of Newburgh!

On the last Sunday of the month, Mama Roux hosts a drag brunch. No, souped-up cars don’t race down Broadway; rather, drag queens present an exciting show. So Mama’s management invited some drag queens to entertain the street festival people. They set up on the sidewalk in front of Mama Roux and did their thing—which consisted of singing and/or lip-syncing (mostly lip-syncing) to contemporary pop songs and dancing around. Oh, and let’s not forget the outrageous outfits they wore! Every time they performed—and they must have done six or seven shows—they had captivated audiences of folks unable to believe what they were seeing. Man, it looked as if those drag queens were having loads of fun!

Also, Mama Roux set up a stand on its front porch and sold food. Good food. The Boogaloo Bag writers partook in the fried chicken, which was most excellent.

DJ Pete Pop and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus set up in the backyard and decided to play several records that may be a little less obscure than their usual fare—with an emphasis on the more swingin’ soul sides from the early seventies. This seemed to work, as it enticed many folks to pass through the backyard gate into the bop yard to dig the scene—and to cop a frothy beverage or eat the fine food Mama’s was layin’ down. The two DJs traded sets at the decks from about 11 AM to about 10 PM. More than a hundred records were played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, and here they are:

None of these records are for sale. Too many to add sound links, so only obscure records are linked.