Le blog est mort. Vive le blog!

Welly, well, wells. Looks as if the mothership has undergone a redesign which will allow us a blog format under her protective umbrella. What I'm saying is you should go to the link below and follow that as eboogaloo.blogspot.com will no longer be updated. The new digs are swank and designed by minds with creative tendencies and abilities. Also, there are live links to our twitter feed, as well as streams of the last two shows. We'll be importing the rest of our history from here, soon too.
So run, don't strut, to the new wrek.org and


Georgia Soul Council's Back!

Before we get into the GSC, the Treacherous one was on hand this past Thursday when yours truly couldn't be. And, of course, you listeners were in good hands. He laid it down like a baby after a feeding with some delectable tunes, both old and new. Check out the stream if you missed it or, understandably, need it again (link is replaced @ 2300hrs 09/01/11).
Playlist for 8/25/11:
Artist - Title
The Final Solution - No Place to Run
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Nobody's Baby
Rebirth Brass Band - Ya Move Ya Lose
Eddie Hazel - Relic Delic
Marvin Gaye - A Space Reincarnation
Material - Cosmic Slop
Billy Cobham - On A Natural High
Lenny White - Mating Drive
Femi Kuti - Tell Me
Johnny Guitar Watson - Tarzan
-- playlist posted live on Twitter.
Here's a little video of the Georgia Soul Council, back in effect and playing gigs with fair regularity. You know their members from Entropy, Cherry Royale, Uncle Joe's Medicine Show, among others. This is a sampling of their version of the Sly Stone tune "If You Want Me to Stay" from their gig at Bhojanic, Wednesday 8/24/11:
If you missed the Bhojanic gig, or just want to see the GSC, check our What's Up with What's Going Down list below. Tons of great shows on the horizon, including the second Etowah River Festival of the year. This time, the autumn edition hopes to have things a little cooler (in the literal sense). Here's what else is up for the coming weeks:
The Masquerade website informs that they have a special '2-day funk pass' for the Dumpstaphunk/NMS shows on 11/10-11/11 for only $22. That is one funkin good deal if you plan on seeing both shows, which I'd recommend. That's all for now.
Stay tuned, as always, for infrequent updates...


End of an Era Monday

If you've listened at all to 88.5's Soul Kitchen or been to any gig where funk music is being played in the past 10 or so years, you're probably familiar with one (DJ Dr.) Adam Bomb. Well apparently Ga. State has allowed him to graduate which means his reign of terror at Album coming to a close. Check out his final shift on Monday August 15 which begins at 6pm with 2 hours of rotation and culminates in the final culinary explosion you've come to expect when the Bomb's in the Kitchen Mondays from 8 to 10. Again, this isn't the end of the Soul Kitchen, just Adam Bomb's legacy there.
Yeah, yeah, this is the infrequently updated blog of the Electric Boogaloo, but we are benevolent with our brothers in funk. I know it's been a while, and I'm gonna quit promising to update this more often, so just deal with it and stay funky. You can always get our playlist fresh out of the oven on twitter, but here's what we dropped last week. Ride the wave here.
Playlist for 08.11.11:
Artist - Title
Funkadelic - I Got a Thing
Booker T & the MGs - Mo' Onions
Jackson 5 - Pride and Joy
Ohio Players - Walt's First Trip
Mandrill - Positive Thing +
Tower of Power - What is Hip?
Al Kooper and Shuggie Otis - One Room Country Shack
JD and Evil's Dynamite Band - Everglades
Fantastic Four - Sexy Lady
Bar Kays - Son of Shaft (live)
Material - Let Me Have it All
Calypso King and the Soul Investigators - Gator Funk


Last Night of the AFS

One of A-town's best and brightest lineups, who do their best to revive the funk wherever they may play are back tonight, but for a limited engagement. The Atlanta Funk Society closes down their July gig with the final monday at the Five Spot down in Little Five Points. Be sure and check 'em out with 2 sets of funky as cover tunes. Show begins at 10; Spencer Garn (he of the Soulphonics, and Super Dynamite Express will sit in on keys and liven up the crowd with dj sets before and after.
Also, this past friday was George Clinton's 70th birthday, so hopefully you got on the Mothership to wish him a happy journey into his seventies. Hard to believe the man is still rockin' considering all he's been (and put himself through). We'll have more announcements later in the week and of course you can listen to us on 91.1 FM WREK Atlanta -- or streaming at wrek.org -- this and every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, Eastern time. In the meantime, here is last week's playlist... you can stream last week's show by clicking here:
Playlist for 7/21/11:
Artist - Title
New Birth - Got to Get a Knutt
The Pharoahs - Blac Enuff
CJ & Co. - Sure Can't Go to the Moon
The Funky Fiasco - Chunky Soup
The Chambers Brothers - Do Your Thing
Creative Source - Who is He and What is He to You?
-- Henry Mancini - Johnny's Theme
The Meters - Love Slip Up on Ya
Uncle Joe's Medicine Show - You Sold Your Car
-- Henry Mancini - Shaft
Labelle - Nightbird
War - This Funky Music Makes You Feel Good


What's Update

Lot's of really cool events on the upcoming concert calendar. For starters (and sorry this is a little behind, but, hey), the Atlanta Funk Society has been back at their old stomping grounds, The Five Spot, down in L5P, and doing it swell the past couple of Monday nights. This revue has been around the block, but has added some new classics to their repertoire, such as a very jamming version of Stevie Wonder's Contusion. Old standbys from James Brown, Ohio Players, and Heatwave are still up their sleeves. In addition to the new tracks, they've added some new constituents with a full horn section and extended rhythm section, they're sporting a 10-piece look on stage. The crowd has been pretty hype, too, so hopefully they can parlay it into a more regular gig, as they play out the rest of the Mondays in July.
And that's just getting us started... The rest of the concert calendar, aka, What's Up with What's Going Down looks like this for the coming weeks:
I Feel like there's tons more to update you on, since its been so long, but my mind escapes me sometimes. Stay tuned to this space for updates and hopefully a posted playlist for this week's show.


Etowah River Music Festival

Should be a funky good time out in the woods this weekend, folks. Pull up some campground and enjoy plenty of funk and other live acts at this year's Etowah River Music Fest near Dahlonega, GA. The festival takes place on the Etowah River Campgrounds, so there should be plenty of space available. Loads of 'friends of the Boogaloo' will be in attendance and/or performing as well. Be sure and show your love and support for The Funky Fiasco, Vertigo Jazz Project, Uncle Joe's Medicine Show and Stretch. Special thanks to the Good Foot Promotions for helping to put this all together.
Go here for all the details. And stay tuned to the E-Boogaloo blog. We'll have some more announcements as well as last night's playlist posted soon enough. I know it's been a while, y'all. Hang with us.


No Boogie Last Night. Loads of Soul Tonight!

Much to the dismay of dozens, The Electric Boogaloo was not heard last night, due to an extended Georgia Tech Baseball broadcast. The Jackets did us solid by winning 6-5 in 15 innings, but they ran over the funk, finishing the game after midnight. We'll be extra dirty next week. Promise.

That said, we didn't get a chance to talk (on-air, anyway) with our scheduled guest, friend of the show and bassmaster (not the fishing kind)\ Mr. Kevin Scott, late of Soulphonics and current of Atlanta Funk Society. I did get to chat with him in studio while waiting out the diamond duel, and he's definitely staying busy. Lots of new Funk Society covers in the work, still playing with Col. Bruce regularly, re-locating his domicile/recording lab from Little 5 to Reynoldstown, among other things.

He'll be playing with AFS as well as old mates The Soulphonics (w Ruby Velle, of course) TONIGHT, Friday May 27 as part of the Atlanta All-Star Soul Revue out at the EARL. That's what would have headlined the "What's Up With What's Going Down" portion of the program if, you know, we actually had a program last night. Oh well. Until next week, vibe on some Grooveline by AFS and check out the rest of the events listed below.

Here is What's Up With What's Going Down in Atlanta coming up. Some nice shows this weekend: