the Dirty Boogaloo

the Dirty Boogaloo

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"Somethin' funky, somethin' REAL." Soul, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Afro-beat, some funky-ass chinese shit, too - AND EDGY! "Since when did we need to be so clean, anyhow?" Snuggs, torchin' yet another Menthol, knew what needed to be done. Strike up the trumpets, get the cats out, and fire up the tape!

Biography

Some just play it, but there are those of us left who live it. From the church to the club, to tha mega stadium, the Dirty Boogaloo seethes with that juke-joint flava like no other, and that vibe is what sets it apart.

Sometime in 2005, El Sueco and Snuggs was sittin' around tryin to figure out how to make some damn money - to no avail, both of these incredibly inteligent, savy, and good lookin' gents, having produced 20 recordings on their own of everything from rock n' roll to trad irish, were comin' up blank. "This ain't workin'," uttered Sueco. "Somethin' funky, somethin' REAL." And thus the concept of the Dirty Boogaloo was born - none of this bling-bling-funky-a!!-green-finger-ring bull, some straight up American music - the real fusion, the first fusion, pullin' a little piece of soil from round the globe. Soul, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Afro-beat, some funky chinese shit, too - AND EDGY! "Since when did we need to be so clean, anyhow?" Snuggs, torchin' yet another Menthol, knew what needed to be done. Strike up the trumpets, get the cats out, and fire up the damn tape!

What ensued was one of the most monumentous recording sessions in North American history, a concept born in moments of frustration and angst that fleshed out in the studio seamlessly - hell, the drummer called out the day before the session with some iritative-bowel syndrome, and a sub needed to be called in. That cat was invoking the great spirits of Idrus Muhammed on that day. There was art happening, there was music, but most importantly, the peoples were at the spot, layin' it down with a SOLID party. That's what the boogaloo is all about - get 'em all together, party, and mix the music up so everybody can get their groove on!

That's what I'm talkin' about - nothin' like a sexy woman dressed proper - so you can only imagine what's underneath....mmmmm.

Discography

Debut Album just coming out; all tracks can be heard at www.CueZoneRecords.com/dirtymusic.html, as well as www.myspace.com/dirtyboogaloo.

Set List

Typical sets are between 45 min - 1.5 hours, depending on the scenario. There is no lack of talent and energy to keep the show entertaining, and no lack of repertoire. Here are some of the tunes you may be familiar with:
Be Thankful
Viper
Lovin' Machine
Mama Wailer
You're No Good
But It's Alright
Rakin' and Scrapin'
etc...
Cover material is generally either "boogaloo" arrangements of old dirty blues and reefer songs, a well as unsung hits from Jon Patton, Eddie Fischer, Lonnie Smith, Willie Colon, etc. Originals are written within the collective in-keeping with the group's vibe - both vocal and instrumental.