Options New York Underground with Ray Boogie: Playlist from February 19, 2021 Options

NY-bred, Jamaican-born Ray Boogie takes you on a trip back to the days of The Gallery, Paradise Garage, Danceteria, Mudd Club, and The Loft. You’ll hear some pre-disco and underground-inspired grooves ranging from funk, reggae, post-punk, new wave and more. Fasten your seat belts, we’re headed to deep New York Underground!!!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Fonda Rae  Over Like A Fat Rat   Options   Vanguard Records  1982  12"  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Stargard  Wear It Out   Options   Warner Brothers  1979  12"  0:06:35 (Pop‑up)
Val Young  If You Should Ever Get Lonely (Street Mix)   Options   Gordy / Motown  1985  12"  0:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Sheila E.  A Love Bizarre (LP Version)   Options   Paisley Park/Warner Bros.  1985  12"  0:21:01 (Pop‑up)
Lee Garrett  How Can I Be A Man (Disco Version)   Options   Chrysalis Records  1976  12"  0:33:14 (Pop‑up)
Divine  You Think You're A Man (Class X Remix)   Options CX-5  Class X  1986  2LP  0:40:20 (Pop‑up)
The Cure  In Between Days (Extended Version)   Options   Elektra Records  1985  12"  0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
The Buzzcocks  What Do I Get?   Options   Wizard Records  1978  12"  0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
Pete Shelley  Homosapien (Dance Version)   Options   Genetic Records/Island  1981  12"  0:54:41 (Pop‑up)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  Crimson And Clover   Options   Boardwalk Records  1982  12"  1:00:38 (Pop‑up)
The Cars  Let The Good Times Roll   Options   Elektra Records  1978  12"  1:03:49 (Pop‑up)
The Smithereens  Blood And Roses   Options   Enigma Europe/Barclay  1986  12"  1:07:30 (Pop‑up)
Steve "Silk" Hurley  Jack Your Body (Club Your Body)   Options   Underground Records  1986  12"  1:12:23 (Pop‑up)
Adonis  No Way Back (Instrumental)   Options   Trax Records  1986  12"  1:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam With Full Force  Can You Feel The Beat   Options   Columbia Records  1985  12"  1:23:30 (Pop‑up)
Hunters And Collectors  Talking To A Stranger   Options   Virgin Records UK  1982  12"  1:31:40 (Pop‑up)
KaS Product  Ain't It So Good   Options   Pussy Disc  1985  12"  1:39:00 (Pop‑up)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik  Love Missile F1-11   Options   EMI Manhattan Records  1986  12"  1:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Ahead   Options   Mute Records  1987  12"  1:49:16 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions  Radio Radio   Options   Radar Records • Warner  1978  12"  1:54:15 (Pop‑up)
XTC  Making Plans For Nigel   Options   Virgin Records UK  1979  12"  1:57:15 (Pop‑up)
Xymox  Obsession (Club Mix)   Options   Wing Records/ Mercury Records  1989  12"  2:02:20 (Pop‑up)
The Psychedelic Furs  Love My Way   Options   Columbia Records  1982  12"  2:08:45 (Pop‑up)
Spandau Ballet  Communication (Class X Remix)   Options CX-5  Class X  1986  2LP  2:12:15 (Pop‑up)
Barry White  Your Sweetness Is My Weakness   Options   20th Century Records  1979  12"  2:18:55 (Pop‑up)
Billy Cole  Extra Careful   Options   Power Exchange  1975  7"  2:26:21 (Pop‑up)
The Cimarons  Talking Blues   Options   Talent  1974  7"  2:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Dawn Penn  You Don't Love Me (Original)   Options   Studio One  1967  7"  2:34:18 (Pop‑up)
Barry Manilow  Copacabana (At The Copa) [Special 12" Version]   Options   Arista Records  1993  12"  2:37:02 (Pop‑up)
Cookie Monster & The Girls  C Is For Cookie   Options   Sesame Street Records  1978  12"  2:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Cymande  Bra   Options   Paul Winley Records  1972  12"  2:50:20 (Pop‑up)
Heatwave  Mind Blowing Decisions   Options   CBS Epic Records  1978  12"  2:55:19 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:00pm paparay:

Are you ready for another installment Undergrounders???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm loveless:

Chilly is an understatement. I hope everyone is safe and warm. Hello all.
  9:03pm paparay:

Greetings loveless and everyone everywhere tuning in.
  9:06pm paparay:

How's everyone doing out there tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm loveless:

I love this song sooooo much.
  9:08pm J Boogie:

Love your show Ray Boogie
  9:09pm paparay:

Greetings J Boogie from Ray Boogie. Thanks for tuning in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm DjLorraine:

I'm back for more. The metal buffalo, ox song from last week was timely.
  9:10pm kp:

It's snowy here in Boston so a great night to tune in and turn on.
  9:10pm paparay:

Greeting DjLorraine & kp from Boston in the house.
  9:12pm Matt in NJ:

Hello everyone!
  9:12pm paparay:

Hello Matt in NJ.
  9:16pm paparay:

This one takes me back to a house party in Queens. Memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Vanessa bikes:

hmm this sounds like a Prince song featuring Sheila B... and the boogie has already started!
Avatar 9:27pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Good Evening from the upper left coast and the southern Salish Sea (Puget Sound), where a cold winter rain is a-fallin' outside, but it's sizzlin' inside. Definitely enjoying this playlist so far!
Avatar 9:28pm still b/p:

Sheila E. tweeted how she'd miss Chick Corea upon his death recently, saying she played with him "many times."
  9:29pm paparay:

Greetings to Vanessa bikes & Mod Mokka Matti for tuning in tonight. Yes Vanessa it does seem like a Prince tune w/ Sheila E guesting on it. This is from a white label 12" I picked up many years ago. Found it extremely cheap when it was fetching up to $30.
  9:31pm Bodacious Brenda:

Oakland says hi and sends Love for the great music and grooves you share!!
  9:32pm paparay:

For many of you who might be following me on Instagram, I may post pictures of the actual records that I use for my vinyl shows. So you will see I ain't lyin'.
  9:33pm paparay:

Good evening Bodacious Brenda from Oakland and thanks for tuning in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm radioronan:

Good evening DJ Ray Boogie.. hope everyone is enjoying their friday ..or saturday depending on where you may be listening..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Vanessa bikes:

was gonna ask but I saw on WFMU - @wilson2766 on instagram
  9:38pm paparay:

That's my personal Instagram but I have one just for this show. It's new_york_underground_wfmu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Troymo:

Good evening from the PNW.
  9:43pm paparay:

Good evening Troymo. Welcome to The New York Underground.
  9:44pm paparay:

Making your Friday night just a little more Divine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Troymo:

@paparay Thanks! Lovin the Divine.
  9:46pm N'Lo:

And we’re dancing at The Ritz again! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm DjLorraine:

The triforce of dancefloors _ _ _
  9:47pm paparay:

@N'Lo: Yes you are!!!
Avatar 9:48pm still b/p:

Knew Divine was gone but wouldn't have recalled it was a few decades ago!
  9:50pm Messy Nessy:

Yes!!! one of my all-time favorite Cure songs!!! thank you Ray!
  9:51pm paparay:

@ Messy Nessy: You're more than welcome. More of The Cure in future shows. Enjoy.
  9:52pm paparay:

@ still b/p: Have you seen the documentry I Am Divine? Worth watching.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm ZeeBee:

Hey hey listener friends!!! So happy to be tuned in, wishing all wellness and peace from New Mexico.
Avatar 9:53pm still b/p:

I haven't, and absolutely would check it.
  9:55pm paparay:

Greetings ZeeBee!!!
  9:56pm phat:

Homosapien is one of my favorite records. Such a great tune.
  9:58pm paparay:

Hello again phat. Thanks for joining the party. First heard it on WLIR 92.7 back in the day. Pete has a few gems.
  Swag For Life Member 9:58pm ike p:

good evening everyone! great grooves as always dj papray, thank you!
  9:59pm Bodacious Brenda:

Loved hearing The Cure too, as I have been feeling a bit in between myself these days. Thank goddess for the music to turn to!!
  9:59pm paparay:

Hello ike p. Thanks again.
  10:00pm Richard Kurdach:

Ray these are great songs.....Cure.....Buzzcocks.....Pete Shelley...I come here for this..........any Siouxsie coming???
  10:00pm phat:

Hey there. I think I first heard it watching Night Flight, but it could have been somewhere else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm loveless:

@phat I haven't thought of Night Flight in years!
  Swag For Life Member 10:01pm ike p:

phat - nice pull :) i was just thinking there was night flight, radio 1990, 180 minutes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Troymo:

@phat loved Nightflight.
  10:02pm phat:

@loveless there's actually a website for it now, with old episodes and such.
  10:02pm Richard Kurdach:

Like being back at the Ritz
  10:04pm paparay:

Hey Richard Kurdach!!! Thanks for tuning man. No Siouxsie this time around but I will hit you with some next week for sure!
And yes, this is a time warp to those fun days at the clubs we loved so much.
Avatar 10:04pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Possibly the best version of C+C ever recorded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, DJ Ray and boogiers. I saw Joan Jett on the telly during the Super Bowl pre-game the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Jason from Houston:

This Crimson and Clover makes a top notch slow 45. Hahaha...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Jason from Houston:

Well, the 45 version.
  10:06pm paparay:

Hello Ken from Hyde Park & Jason from Houston. Glad to have you aboard. How are you coping Jason?
  10:08pm phat:

@ike p I vaguely remember something called FMTV from cable in the late 70s, but I could be imagining that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm swivs:

Damn Ray, you killing it! Thanks man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Jason from Houston:

Hey there, boss. Coping okay. So many people are still in a real mess. Broken pipes and broken minds everywhere.
  10:09pm Messy Nessy:

loving the post-punk/new-wave goodness tonight!!!
  10:09pm N'Lo:

Ha ha @Richard Kurdak I see you on the dance floor! Or the balcony?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm prof.fuzz:

Hey y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Jason from Houston:

Gah... This song is so good!
  10:11pm paparay:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm loveless:

@phat Thanks for tip!
  10:12pm Bodacious Brenda:

I am sending big hugs and love to Houston!!
  10:15pm paparay:

Taking it back like 8 track with some house jams for ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm DjLorraine:

JasonfH some housing will develope mycotoxins. It may only effect some which is hard on the unfortunate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm Vanessa bikes:

I get so excited at the end of the song for what you will play next!
  10:26pm Matt in NJ:

  10:27pm paparay:

Memories of this Lisa Lisa tune hearing it in The Ritz of all places.
  Swag For Life Member 10:33pm bearded wonder:

I was a wee babe back in the day, but really enjoying the show :)
  10:34pm Terry from NYC:

Great show, brings back memories! Suggest Nina Hagen New York, New York!
  10:36pm paparay:

One of the craziest & sickest bass lines in my book.
And Terry, will hit you with Nina Hagen New York, New York next show for sure.
  10:37pm N'Lo:

IKR but even the most goth post punk could still dance to a great beat. Perhaps that defines post punk! You know, with irony. ;)
  10:38pm Legs McGee:

Fun show, thanks Papa!
Avatar 10:42pm Mod Mokka Matti:

<3 Kas Product!
  10:43pm Legs McGee:

Anyone ever go to Save the Robots? I remember sitting there and seeing all these people doing coke out in the open. It was pretty late and it was like 87
  10:43pm Vrykoluka:

Kas Product! RIP Spatsz...last time they played here in NYC, at Rough Trade, I helped Mona fix her mike cord mid-set.
  10:44pm paparay:

@ Vrykoluka: Some kid in a Manhattan record store told my wife and I that they played somewhere in Brooklyn.
  10:44pm Vrykoluka:

@Legs McGee - Yes! Save The Robots had a sandbox in back.
  10:45pm N'Lo:

I recall it was M|A|R|R|S’ Pump Up the Volume that brought it all together somehow! Nice little wiki on that.
  10:45pm Legs McGee:

Hey V., i never saw that but I didn't go there a lot.
  10:46pm Legs McGee:

And I was totally blitzed when I did
  10:47pm Vrykoluka:

@paparay- Yes, they played here in 2016, and then unfortunately Spatsz fell ill and died in 2019.
Thanks for such a terrific show each week that takes me back to a time of such amazing musical ferment here in NYC.
  10:48pm paparay:

I never made it to Save The Robots. I tried to go. Usually we'd end up at a diner having cheeseburgers, shakes or tea or Cokes. Or breakfast. I'd sometimes roam Saint Mark's Place buying cool stuff people had for sale to pay rent or support a habit.
  10:50pm Legs McGee:

Yeah, people sold stuff on st. marks and on second avenue, which I believe is shown in "Desperately Seeking Susan"? I sold some of my stuff on St. Marks once.
  10:51pm Legs McGee:

love this song
  10:51pm lou in co:

i love this era of wire.
  10:52pm phat:

This was my introduction to Wire. I love this damn song.
  10:53pm paparay:

@ phat: This was mine too. I remember them on Arsenio Hall show with the weirdest interview. And I saw them play Cat Club. Killer tune!!!!
  10:54pm Legs McGee:

on arsenio hall? Wow--krayzee
  10:55pm paparay:

I found a copy of a Dot Dash 7" off Canal Street. Paid $1. Do I still have it? NO. Yes phat, ARSENIO HALL SHOW!!!
  10:55pm paparay:

@ Legs McGee: Tried to find clip on YouTube.
  10:56pm Legs McGee:

Good effort!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Jason from Houston:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Troymo:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm HyperDose:

This is a killer track!
Avatar 11:01pm Mod Mokka Matti:

I'm finding it very difficult to step away for even a second... the hits just keep on comin'
  11:02pm paparay:

Is this song political?
  11:05pm Jono:

I feel I'm in a Covid fever dream. This set is making me feel like "We could have taken Ro
nald Reagan down!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm chresti:

Hi paparay and undergrounders!
  11:05pm paparay:

Greetings chresti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm Scott67:

G'day Ray & Subterraneans!
  11:06pm paparay:

Hello Scott67. How are you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm Scott67:

Hot & humid Ray. Sending some your way mate!
  11:11pm sufferwords:

there’s an eternal truth to a real nugget
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm Scott67:

  11:11pm Legs McGee:

entrancing song, this is, wish I could lose myself on the dance floor to it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm HyperDose:

chresti and Scott in the house, uh oh!
  11:12pm Legs McGee:

Saw the furs in Brooklyn a couple of years ago--they were great
  11:13pm Legs McGee:

I really love the Furs' first album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm anne:

I love this song so much
Avatar 11:14pm Mod Mokka Matti:

It's like I'm being enveloped by a massive sonic wave of my Jr. High and Sr. High years tonight, and it feels just swell.
  11:17pm Jono:

The Puppets. Way of Life. 1984. They were huge in gay clubs. and Canada. Not joking.
  11:18pm paparay:

@ Jono: Yes, that Way Of Life single was issued in Canada. Big gay club tune. Big in new wave & underground clubs too!
  11:21pm Legs McGee:

nice bouncy bass on Barry's tune
  11:24pm rich:

hello paparay
  11:24pm paparay:

Hello rich!
  11:24pm paparay:

Yes Legs bouncy bass. And his string section is on point.
  11:25pm Legs McGee:

Yeah, right, there's a lot gong on on a few levels--very cool
  11:29pm paparay:

Some reggae on the horizon shortly. R.I.P. U Roy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Scott67:

Heya HyperD!! Just back from a pizza run! Slice anyone?? 🍕😎🍺
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37pm Jason from Houston:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm Jason from Houston:

Wild version!!!!! Barry!
  11:39pm phat:

Lol. Yes! Don't fall in love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm Jason from Houston:

  11:40pm Legs McGee:

@Scott--yeah, you got any with mushrooms. Oh my gosh--Barry sounds so much better kinda' raw. Thanks for the great show Paparay! Adios, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm Jason from Houston:

  11:40pm phat:

Totally boosted my mood, which was all grumpy.
  11:41pm paparay:

Sick version from his box set which was issued on the 1993 remix version. A friend turned me onto this version with the demo intro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41pm Scott67:

Legs, extra mushrooms for you man! 🍕👍
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42pm Jason from Houston:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm Jason from Houston:

Fixed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44pm Jason from Houston:

  11:44pm phat:

The bass player nailed an amazing little disco lick right at "now it's a disco." Never noticed that before. That's ridiculously cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  11:46pm William Hosford:

Streaming Live from Kasese Uganda 🇺🇬 Africa
  11:46pm paparay:

Yes folks, Larry Levan worked on this record.
  11:47pm paparay:

@ William Hosford, welcome to The New York Underground.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  11:52pm phat:

Ah. Cymande...
  11:52pm Matt in NJ:

  11:52pm Messy Nessy:

Cymande!!! Never can hear enough of them. Thank you Ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Jason from Houston:

The finest PVC around... Wonderful sounds. Thank you!
  11:52pm headcleaner:

I truly love Barry + love you for playing him, Ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  11:58pm paparay:

Thank you all for tuning in and enjoying my bag of vinyl selections. For those who requested songs, next week tune in. Will have them for you. In fact, anyone who wants to hear something special, feel free to mention it here or send me an email or on my Instagram page. Cheers everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Scott67:

Thanks Ray for a beaut boogie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm HyperDose:

Thank you Ray! See ya, friends!
  11:58pm paparay:

Cheers Scott67.
Avatar 11:59pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Thank you for such a great show tonight! 3 hours went by soooo fast
  12:00am paparay:

@ Mod Mokka Matti: Yes, it does seem to fly by when you're having a lotta fun. More fun next week for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Richy4619:

  12:00am paparay:

Cheers HyperDose!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Jason from Houston:

꒰ ꈍ ◡ ꈍ ꒱
Avatar 12:00am still b/p:

Nice showwwwww, thanks!
  12:01am paparay:

Cheers b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01am chresti:

  12:01am paparay:

Be safe everyone and I'll see you next week. Have a good night.
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