¡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.

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