• Lady Dawn

The Subway Soul Club saw in the new year at Ceremony Brooklyn with a mod Black & White Ball inspired by 1960's Brooklynite Truman Capote.

Scroll down for photos, DJs and and musical morsels from the night!

Capote's glamorous masked balls drew the glitterati of 1960's society; Jackie Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Penelope Tree and Andy Warhol. Subway Soul Club guests danced the night away dressed in black and white evening and cocktail wear while channeling Audrey Hepburn, Mary Quant and James Bond surrounded by an abundance of black and white party decor including over 200 balloons and more space-age silver than the moon landing!

Masked revellers and James Bond wannabes at Subway Soul Club's New Years Eve party in Brooklyn.

While masked revellers in tuxedos and sequined dresses danced to 1960's Northern Soul, Motown and Go-Go grooves, the walls were projected with black and white 1960s movies and a glitter ball sent sparkles around the room. Scroll down for more photos from the night.

Our particularly delicious DJ line up of Peanut Butter Brown (Uptown Getdown) and One Mint Julep (Soul Night). Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus had everyone shaking (not stirred) while  hostess with the hostess Lady Dawn provided the sauce!

Subway Soul Club NYE flyer designed by Dawn Carrington

Our New Year's Eve DJs

One Mint Julep

Mint Julep resident DJ at the legendary Soul Night along with Mr Fine Wine. She pilots a weekly radio show on WFMU, and has brought her style (and dance moves) to soul parties in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Madrid, LA, Austin, Philadelphia, Berlin, and Salt Lake City.

Some Of One Mint Julep's spins on NYE

The Lollipops-Loving Good Feeling


Sherri Taylor-He’s The One That Rings My Bell


The Incredibles - Theres Nothing Else To Say


Peanut Butter Brown

Lady Dawn with Peanut Butter Brown

Peanut Butter Brown is a self proclaimed 'red-hot slinger of stone-cold soul, a knocker of blocks and wrecker of decks' on both coasts, east and west. He was the Head Big Bad of the Uptown Getdown, and the Heartbreaker In Chief of the Golden State Soul Club.

Some Of One Peanut Butter Brown's spins on NYE

Edwin Starr - Agent Double-0 Soul


Jean Wells - With My Love And What You've Got 


The Monticellos - Don't Hold Back


Jean Stanbeck - If I Ever Needed Love


Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus

Phast Phreddie has been resident DJ and master of the decks at The Subway Soul Club since 2002. A prolific DJ of vintage vinyl in NYC, his other adventures can be followed at https://boogaloobag.com

Some Of One Phast Phreddie's spins on NYE

( See the full list at the Boogaloo Blog).

The Symphonics–(Feet) Dont Fail Me Now (Brunswick)

Freddie and the Freeloaders–Last Night (Red Hedd)

The Daily News–The Groove (Parrot)Calvin Owens’ Show–The Cat (Klondike)

East Bay Soul Brass–The Cat Walk (Rampart)

Timothy Wilson–Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart (Blue Rock)

The Artistics–Hope We Have (Brunswick)Lee Charles–If That Ain’t Loving You (Revue)Ethics–Look at Me Now (Vent)

The Marvelettes–Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Tamla)

The Holidays–Makin’ Up Time (Golden World)

Jackie Verdell–Call on Me (Coral)Little Esther–Wild Child (Warwick)

Al Gardner–Watch Yourself (Sir-Rah)Lovemasters–

Pushin’ and Pullin’ (Jacklyn)Mel Hueston–Double Confusion (Chanson)Jimmy Caravan and His Trio–Higher and Higher (Tower)The Miracles–Come on Do the Jerk (Tamla)

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  • Lady Dawn

We were so happy to be hitting the dance floor again at the first Subway Soul Club in two years. It was great to see so many of our friends again and to meet some new ones too . And what a stylish bunch you are, as you'll see from photographer Lauren Krohn's colorful pics ! ( The crappy, blurry ones are Lady Dawn's! )

The party took place at the Gemini and Scorpio loft -a private event space in Gowanus Brooklyn. Advance tickets sold out two weeks before the event and we were sorry to turn so many away. In hindsight we could have sold more but were slightly underestimating the venue's capacity.

Everyone wasted no time in getting down to the blissful 60's soul 45's of DJs Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus, DJ Honky and Connie T Empress while Brit , mod hostess Lady Dawn meeted and greeted ( meeted?? ) and wore sparkly stuff.

Our Feb 2018 DJs

DJ Honky is a legend among Soul Music aficionados. He was one of the hosts of Dig Deeper, a series of Soul Music concerts and dances that resurrected such great Soul singers as Don Gardner, Darrow Fletcher, Renaldo Dominoand Sugar Pie DeSanto and put them on a Brooklyn stage in order for their fans to admire them. These shows were great. Many of these singers had not performed in decades, yet each show was fabulous. Before and after the live portion, DJ Honky and his co-host Mr. Robinson, and some times an internationally renown guest DJ, would play some of the rarest and most obscure Soul records ever. These guys new their stuff and were happy to share it with the world. DJ Honky recreated some of that magic during the four sets he worked at Subway Soul Club.

Before there was a Subway Soul Club, there was the Empire State Soul Club–New York City’s original Sixties Soul Music dance. It’s driving force and den mother was Connie T Empress, known as the Empress of Soul. When the Boogaloo Bag writers discovered the ESSC in the mid-Nineties, it was packing them in at Irving Plaza–a large concert hall near Union Square. However, like all good things, it, too, came to an end. Miss Connie was one of the key DJs, always playing jumpin’ records while wearing a sparkly dress and a be-jeweled tiara. The Empress of Soul recreated some of that magic during the four sets she worked at Subway Soul Club.

As always , resident DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, was at the helm. Here’s a list of all the records played at the Subway Soul Club:

  • The Pac-Keys–Dig In (Hollywood)

  • The Martinis–Bullseye (U.S.A.)

  • Kelso Herston–Red Pickles (United Artists)

  • Herbie Mann–Scratch (Atlantic)

  • Dee Clark–Heartbreak (Constellation)

  • The Willows–Outside the City (M-G-M)

  • Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band–I Can’t Let You Go (Pye; UK)

  • The Globetrotters–Cheer Me Up (Kirshner)

  • The Wonderettes–I Feel Strange (United Artists)

  • The Supremes–He’s All I Got (Motown)

  • Just Brothers–Sliced Tomatoes (Music Merchant)

  • Ray Barretto–Soul Drummers (Fania)

  • Didi Noel–Let the Music Play (Blue Cat)

  • Dobie Gray–Out on the Floor (Charger)

  • The Corvairs–Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes) (Columbia)

  • Jimmy Hughes–I Want Justice (Fame)

  • The Supremes–Shake (Tamla/Motown; Netherlands)

  • James Brown and His Orchestra–Out of Sight (Smash)

  • Norman T. Washington–Tip Toe (SLD; France)

  • Sugarpie DeSanto–The Whoo Pee (Brunswick)

  • J.J. Barnes–So Called Friends (Revilot)

  • Billy Butler–Right Track (OKeh)

  • Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra–The Hucklebuck (Decca)

  • Prince Buster’s All Stars–One Step Beyond (Blue Beat; UK)

  • Maggie Thrett–Soupy (DynoVoice)

  • The Minx–Something We Got (Mercury)

  • The Mohawks–Mony Mony (Pama; Netherlands)

  • Mel Taylor–Bang Bang Rhythm (Warner Bros.)

  • Jessica James–We’ll Be Makin’ Out (DynoVoice)

  • Lorraine Chandler–I Can’t Hold On (RCA Victor)

  • The Prophets–I Got the Fever (Smash)

When Is The Next Subway Soul Club ??

As much as everyone loved this loft it does not look like we'll have the opportunity to use it again. But Phast Phreddie and Lady Dawn are on the case and may have found a new location for our next Subway Soul Club and hope to be bringing you news of that soon.

Crossing fingers we'll be bringing you another subway Soul Club in mid May.

Thanks to Phast Phreddie's for letting us plunder your great https://boogaloobag.com and to to Lauren Krohn for the great pics. Go to laurenkrohn.com

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