¡Spanish Grease!

Pete Pops swings at Spanish Grease!

The gods must be crazy. Seems whenever the management of of Quinn’s—the groovy ramen and rum joint in Beacon, NY—needs to spice up an evening, they call our pal DJ Pete Pop to put a night together. They did so for Thursday September 22. So it was with less than a week’s notice that Mr. Pop thought up this cool idea: Spanish Grease—a night of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, Mambo, Cumbia and assorted island rhythms. He duly contacted Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus to swing as his guest DJ. (Well, “Boogaloo” is his middle name!!!)

Pete Pop ques another hot boogaloo at Spanish Grease!

Pete Pop has some excellent Latin and Latin-tinged records. His cumbia collection has been growing in recent months. He played several fantastic records and had the place jumpin’. It was boogaloo and bongos all night long!

Miss Nancy G baked up a bunch of Mexican brownies (infused with cinnamon and cayenne pepper—plus vegan) and Spanish cinnamon cookies for the occasion. These were consumed con mucho gusto!

Nancy G’s swingin’ treats in the foreground with Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus observing action in the background at Spanish Grease!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus picked out some of his favorite mambo and cha cha records and swung accordingly. One of his sets consisted of eleven “boogaloo” records in a row!

The night was a gas. Folks were boppin’ to the heavy, heavy sound of congas and exotic rhythms. When it was over, Pete Pop deemed it a roaring success due to the fact that so many fantastic records were heard. He’s hoping there will be a Son of Spanish Grease someday soon!

Here’s a list of all the records Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus played at Spanish Grease.

None of these records are for sale.

Funky Brunch Rides Again!

DJ Pete Pop swings at the Funky Brunch

Our pal DJ Pete Pop continues to wow them in Newburgh. He does this every Sunday by bringing his excellent 45 RPM records to Mama Roux where he plays them for an event he calls The Funky Brunch. Every once in a while, he asks Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus to come swing with him. He did so for September 11.

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

Mama Roux attracts the finest people due to it’s excellent cuisine. The ambience of the club is significantly enhanced by the records played by Pete Pop, as he plays them with artful taste, inspiring several of Mama’s customers to leave their gratitude in the tip jar.

Mama Roux’s fabulous burrata shakshuka gumbo ya ya

In between his DJ sets, The Boog and Boogaloo Bag photographer Miss Nancy G could not resist sampling Mama’s fantastic food. They dug the gumbo ya-ya and burrata shakshuka, respectively. Hey, haven’t they eaten that before? Sure, but it is so good—and you can only get it at Mama Roux—one may as well eat it over and over.

For his part, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus played a few funk records, a couple of New Orleans R&B platters, a couple of swell instrumentals and some soul sides. Dig it all right here:

None of these records are for sale!

It’s all Shakin’ in Beacon!

The Lovely Ladies of Quinns!!

It was a last-minute affair. Just as the final drought-ridden days of August were slipping away, the powers that be at Quinn’s—the groovy ramen noodle bar in Beacon, NY—looked at a calendar and noted that Sunday September 4 was the day before Labor Day and perhaps some sort of excitement should take place. A call was made to Hudson Valley’s top reet music DJ Pete Pop and he was asked to bring in a night of boss sounds. Mr. Pop accordingly gave the night a name: Shakin’ All Over; drew up a poster; and rounded up some local DJ action, including the reliable DJ Hardly Quinn and the functional Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus. The three of them arrived on time and laid down some sounds that went out of bounds!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, DJ Hardly Quinn and DJ Pete Pop swing at Shakin’ All Over!

Pete Pop had the joint set up as if it were another Do The 45, only better—he moved the DJ booth to the stage to give the DJs a bit more room. He had some cool new videos and new posters and well, he just brought the magic, that’s what! Did I mention he has great records and knows how to play them?

DJ Pete Pop in action!

DJ Hardly Quinn has spent the summer DJing at local surf music events and car shows. She’s got some pretty good records and when she runs out, she borrows some from Pete Pop!!

DJ Hardly Quinn prepares to place another record on the turntable.

Miss Nancy G made some spicy vegan brownies and chocolate fudge for the event and it was all devoured accordingly!

Fudge and brownies!!!
Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus bops to one of his selections.

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, thinking he was only going to play a set or two, brought a small box of records and ended up playing all but about five of them! Here’s a list of all the ones that were played at Pete Pop’s Shakin’ All Over:

None of these records are for sale.