About This Show
“Back To The Boogie” with Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos is going to capture an era that starts with the 70s Disco Party People crowd and the music that kept you dancing.Here is how the show will play out… The first hour will be me spinning mixed music. A 20 Minute Slot for Interviews, Stories, etc. The last 40 minutes will be individual songs that I will give a little discography. I will surprise you with that one obscure song that you may have only heard at the nightclub or the night you went to a downtown NYC disco for your first time. Music can take you back in time with a few beats of that favorite song you loved. Please go to my Back to the Boogie Group page on Facebook or BacktotheBoogie@gmail.com and post your requests to add to the next show. Some stories, some “Where are they Now”… So get ready to start tapping your feet.
Music has always been a part of Frank’s life. His musical career started unofficially during his sister Norma’s graduation party where he volunteered to play all the party hits of that year. His start professionally came in 1975. He performed at club Dejavu in West Park NY. The house deejay didn’t show up one night and Frank asked the owner to fill in. Frank had no idea of the process of mixing beat for beat. The best way to learn was head to NYC to a club called The Hollywood where his mentor, Richie Kaczor was spinning (later Kaczor was the Deejay at Studio 54). Frank would go & write down his mixes & ask tons of questions. Kaczor was always a gentlemen and helped Frank gain the confidence and his natural talent brought success to the many nightclubs he performed.
From there Ramos traveled to many nightclubs in the Hudson Valley. Some of the discos were The 2001 in New Paltz NY, to Poughkeepsie NY a club called The Casablanca. Once the movie, Saturday Night Fever premeired, everyone wanted to hit the discos & dance. Frank & his wife, Carla even taught hustle dance lessons every week. A number of other nightclubs/discos include The Hilltop Disco Cave, Bear Mt Inn River Room Lounge where he mixed music for 1000 party people. Ramos went Florida bound to a Fort Lauderdale club called Studio 51 and entertained an exclusive crowd. On his return to New York, DJ Ramos was on exhibition with Rosner Custom Sounds during NYC Disco Convention at the Sheraton. Many other clubs are on Frank’s “Dance Card” until 1992 where he retired from scene, such as Berties, Miracles, Bogies and guest spots in several more.
After a 16 year retirement from the party gigs, a good friend, Jimmy Skellan, talked Frank into coming back. Jimmy Skellan was deejaying again himself. So in 2008 Frank went to his buddy’s house to see if he still had “it”. Jimmy was impressed & coaxed Frank to get back involved. Unfortunately Jimmy past in January of 2009. Since then, Frank decided to dedicate his comeback in Jimmy’s honor & began the process of purchasing equipment. With all the new technology, Frank felt it neccessary to bring his son, Shannon along to help..With the help of Shannon and his friend, who was a DJ himself they helped him with decisions that Frank is grateful they made him make.
Frank’s passion was to continue playing music of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s and create a party for the grown mature clubber. A night to go dance and enjoy being out without the feeling of interfering with the 20 something crowd. These parties have been successful with many of the party crowd attending that were reminiscing with the songs they hadn’t heard in a while. These events would be at different venues, bars & nightclubs, from Hoe Bowl Bowling Alley, to Let’s Dance, Spanky’s, Truman’s, Joe’s, Prime Time, Cosimo’s and the list goes on. Each year Frank would also be the annual “house” deejay of a huge fundraiser his wife Carla created call the Hairdresser’s Disco Ball & fantasy hair show, an event where all proceeds went to Hudson Valley Community Services for those clients less fortunate living with HIV/AIDS. Up to 700 people have attended this annual event. Another annual event for DJ Ramos spins is the Annual Studio 54 Cruise on the River Rose in Newburgh, New York for several years. This three hour tour will set sail this year on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Now Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos can add to this bio the opportunity to do his thing on the air with The Ground. A dream he is now fulfilling and is excited about capturing the crowd ready to reminisce & give his audience special treats every now and then with guests, interviews and of course good music. He hopes to bring a variety of ideas to the table when he takes you “Back to The Boogie”. The Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos Show is about to be real….Plus since show 2 I’ve included a co-host (Lala Ramos–my wife) that I love with all my heart– this has added to the show Back to the Boogie & it has honestly made the past seem very magical & has made today even more special—tune in!!!
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