The Collar City Hustle

The Fortyfiveologist and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at the Collar City Hustle!

Our new friend The Fortyfiveologist, as his name suggests, is an all-45s-all-the-time DJ who swings in and around the Capitol District of New York State. He runs a cool soul/funk/dance night of reet music called The Collar City* Hustle. He was recently introduced to Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus by the nice people at Stupefaction. The Fortyfiveologist instantly secured a night at a club called No Fun in Troy, NY and invited The Phast Man to come up and play a few records.

That was accomplished on Saturday August 13.

One may wish to know that Phast Phreddie lived in the area—Albany—about 30 years ago. It didn’t quite turn out to be the homecoming that Boogaloo Bag photographer and Boogaloo Baker Nancy Gardner was hoping for—mostly because very few things were remembered! However, some excellent Mexican food was ingested before the gig. The place, Oaxaquena Triqui, is a small Mexican market that has a little diner in the back room and a kitchen where the food is made fresh. Food was very good and the women who ran the place were very helpful.

No Fun — actually, quite fun!

It was confusing getting to the gig. Seems that some movie company had rented out the street and all the storefronts were changed to represent a Brooklyn street at the turn of the last century! Luckily, The Fortyfiveologist had a sandwich sign out front marking the event.

The Fortyfiveologist works his magic at the Collar City Hustle!

And, what an event. The Fortyfiveologist knows his stuff. He played some incredible records. The Boogaloo Omnibus tried his hardest to keep up with him. The place, No Fun, had a large dance floor with plenty of room for everyone. It also had some crazy murals on the walls. Nancy made some fudge that was consumed during the evening. Plus, she go-go danced nearly the whole night!

Lots of fun on the No Fun walls!!

The following is a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Collar City Hustle:

None of these records are for sale.

* It should be pointed out that Troy, NY is called “The Collar City” because of its history as a place where removable collars were made back in the days when removable collars were a thing.

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