Tune in for some #DiscoNirvana and get your boogie on!
If you have a thing and want to reminisce of the Days of Disco … listen to DJ Ramos on Mixcloud. Today, at noon (est) you can tune in to our radio show as well on http://www.theground.town.
Tomorrow we Go Live! We do our live broadcast on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month for Back To The Boogie Radio … It’s a 2 hour show with a guest deejay Alejandro Alba bringing you a seamless mix for the first segment. We follow that with songs chosen by host, Freaky Frankie DJ according to his theme. We bring you on a nostalgic journey to the sub culture of the disco days, the songs, the artists and just a heartwarming good time.
It’s a breath of fresh air to help create great radio shows for Back To The Boogie! We will continue to be on the air the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm!
Besides hearing the music we couldn’t sit down to, on each show I will give out “Disco Tidbits,” disco history, quotes from the artists, fashion trends, night club scene, upcoming events. A quick bit on the history of disco …. from 1900’s to 1933 nightclubs where people danced were underground with prohibition. People danced to a piano or a jukebox. In the late 30’s Swing came into play which brought out more of the couple dancing. 1942 – La Discotheque, a basement nightclub with only one turntable opens in Paris. The term ‘discotheque’ is used in Europe to describe clubs where there is no live music played.Later in Paris (1947) Paul Pacine opens the Whiskey A-Go-Go club – one of the first ever nightclubs.
It was in the late sixties, early seventies when the art of mixing came into play. Funk, Latin and soul music heavily influenced disco, and it was built from the ground up to be dance music. By 1970, DJ David Mancuso, (he recently died in 2016) and his Loft parties begin in New York, becoming a forerunner of many more private clubs to come. His parties are members-only affairs at his home.
But disco wasn’t limited to the dance floor. The 70s disco era crossed over into other parts of American culture, from roller rinks to the silver screen. In the late 70’s when a radio jock was fired because Disco was going to be the music of that station, DJ Steve Dahl began a “hate” movement where “Disco Sucks” was the rockers anthem. But in reality Disco never died. It is the root music of all of today’s dance music.
The Freakin Rican Restaurant Catering Company is based out of New York City and is the home of Authentic Puerto Rican food. Just like Grandma’s and Mommies cooking, they’re making sure the traditions continue to flourish. Love, dedication and taste are the key ingredients of this delightful catering company.
Shop on their website for their “all natural” Freakin Rican Sofrito as well as pasteles … Yes, they ship worldwide! Have them cater your next event and with spring on the horizon, look for upcoming events, festivals & fairs throughout New York City to catch them!
Links to the Freakin Rican Restaurant Catering Company
! Disco Christmas ! Co hosts and married 40 years, Frank & Carla love all things “Festive” … part of our souls are divinely connected to celebration & festivities and living a life of love & family. We continue to recreate that every two weeks on our internet-based radio show, Back To The Boogie, on Ground Radio. Tune in Tuesday, Dec 27 6 pm (est) and take a trip as we always go back to the boogie. #70sDisco – 90s dance music … http://www.theground.townvia Daily Prompt: Festive
The Holidays Can Be What You Want It To Be … So Let’s Not Be Moody!
To get you over any moody moments, this partnership, the music & stories will transform the listener out of said disposition, especially bouts of gloominess or sullenness.Here we are getting ready to do our Christmas Special on “Back To The Boogie” Internet Radio Show … we reminisce to the days of the 70’s where we bring you back to the times of “Disco Nirvana” … each show starts with a mix set by disco-loving deejays from all over the world. We follow this up with host, Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos & his bride of 40 years, co-host Carla “Lala” Ramos. He was the nightclub deejay during the disco days… she was the dancer! Together they bring you Frankie’s theme of song selections from the 70’s – 90’s and stories of the intriguing sub-culture we call Disco. The show airs “Live” the second & fourth Tuesday of each month at http://www.theground.town or on the app Tune In http://tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/ You can also catch a rebroadcast this week of their Christmas Special … Monday 12/19 @6 pm … Wed 12/21 @10 am … Thursday 12/22 @2pm Frank & Carla’s Boogie Website … http://www.backtotheboogie.com Happy Holidays!!
Merry Christmas from Back To the Boogie Radio Show
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month we go “Live” on our radio show. Back to the Boogie is a fun, interactive show of dance music from the disco 70’s through the dance club 90s. The show begins with a mixed set shared by deejays that have an affinity towards disco mix from all over the planet.
The second segment of the show co-hosts and our guests interact with our audience while Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos introduces songs from the 70’s through the 90’s giving you the artist’s discography, their story, and some disco wisdom. Plus see who Carla Lala Ramos picks up in her “Magic Mirror.”
This week’s broadcast we have DJ Ray Morales & DJ Dave sharing their experiences in the deejaying in the club scene back in the “Disco Era” … Lots of high energy here!
Catch Freaky Frankie & Carla Lala Ramos on a “Live Broadcast” on Back To The Boogie Election Night, Tuesday 11/8 at 6 pm!!! It will be a good night to get your “Electoral Vote Boogie” on. So, “Everybody Dance!” Tonight’s music isn’t presidential. We’re here to give you an escape from the election from 6-8 pm.
Frankie Ramos began his deejay career in the night club scene since the mid 70’s. He has promoted disco dance parties to the mature clubbing crowd up til and through November this year. He is a professional at his craft and has honed his skills with his seamless mixes. He proves to create the energy for his dancers time and time again.
Frankie DJ is ready to put his headphones down in the club/party promoting scene and focus his energies to his “Back To The Boogie Radio Show”… Look for him to still bring it to you live on an occasional “Interactive Dance Party” through Facebook Live as well.
Join us this Friday Night at the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie and bring your boogie shoes for this “Last Dance.”
“Back To The Boogie” shares Vincent Price “Thriller” Tidbits
Our radio show, yesterday, began with a clip of Vincent Price with one of his two takes of his “rap or rhyme” for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To commemorate the anniversary of Vincent Price death (10/25/93), some of Thriller’s Voice Over Segment.
The original name of “Thriller” was “Starlight” but once they decided the theme of the video was horror it became Thriller. Songwriter Rod Temperton wanted a voice from the horror genre to read a poem during the song. Vincent Price appeared in more than 90 horror films. Peggy Lipton, actress who was married to Quincy Jones (Michael Jackson’s producer) knew Vince Price and suggested him.
Once Vincent Price was booked, Temperton wrote the rhyme in the taxi on the way to the studio. Price recorded his portion in only two takes. Thriller video help create the video rental business. The Library of Congress inducted and chose to preserve it in the National Film Registry in 2009. To this day, the only music video ever. https://youtu.be/bfREGjSHD1g