Starting in June 2015, Lawrence & Mamie Parker began hosting a dance party at one of the local recreation centers (La Hacienda) in The Villages. The dance party – dubbed “Uptown Jammin’ – started out as a way for residents and the general public to gather and strut their stuff. The following year the venue changed to its current location at the Sea Breeze Receation Center.
Bill Rascoe joined Lawrence in June 2016, at which time the duo started LP Sound Productions. Together with Mamie, Bill’s wife (Flo), and the rest of the Uptown Jammin’ crew (to be introduced later), the group has achieved success throughout the years as the preeminent dance party in The Villages and the surrounding tri-county communities.
DJ Lawrence (Flash) Parker
Hailing from Washington, D.C., Lawrence Parker retired in 1998 after 32 years of service as senior building inspector at the U.S. Senate office building. He married Mamie in 1981, and together they retired to The Villages in 2003.
DJ Bill (Ras) Rascoe
From New York, Bill Rascoe retired in 2005 as a senior product planner from IBM after 32 years of service. Prior to retiring, Bill held staff positions in communications, software planning and business volumes.
Bill married Florence (Flo) in 1972; they moved to The Villages in June 2009.
The Uptown Jammin’ Crew
Our DJs are ably supported by a tremendous Uptown Jammin’ crew. These are the people who manage our ticketing, setup the tables with ice buckets and decorations, and greet you at the door.
From left to right: “DJ Flash,” Mamie Parker (Hostess), Ron Booker, Toni Booker, “DJ Ras,” Flo Rascoe, Sheila White, Sonny White, Lucile Boykins, and (not pictured) Roger Newkirk.
Our state of the art equipment includes:
- Two Dell Computers
- Virtual DJ Pro
- Pioneer SR controller
- Two 8″ mid-range speakers
- Four 10″ mid-range speakers
- One 12″ sub-woofer
- Two cordless Shure 58 microphones