RIP Chuck Brown
Go-Go = Washington, DC
Chuck Brown may not be extremely well known, but has been extremely influential – he'll be missed. If Go-Go is too funky for you, you can check out his duet album with Eva Cassidy "The Other Side"
July 28, 2010
I am SSSOOOO distraught! Yeah, I'm a white kid. BUT, I'm a white kid who is S.E. DC born & P.G. County raised. When I look back on the sound track of my life….so many of the funky percussion & bass lines were laid down by Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers. It was KILLING me to listen to the calls on delay via the podcast w/o being able to participate. My fav Chuck memories….
1. I had a friend in high school that, somehow, got a job with a music production company that involved sitting up in the rafters working the lights at a TON of go-go shows in the early '80s. When he found himself in need of an extra set of hands, your boy got the call. We got to see some AMAZING shows from above…only to find ourselves two petrified white boyz from the 'burbs trying to navigate a path from the club to the car @ 9th & U, NE on a Sat/Sun morning at closing time. Wouldn't trade that now for anything!
2. Playing HS football in the same time frame. During practice, we'd drive our coaches crazy by pulling the "EU Freeze" at various times. Our dressing room had exposed pipes. Most of the visiting team dressing rooms we played in…likewise. We'd start pounding out go-go beats…mostly CB & the SS but also some RE, TF or EU on the pipes whilst getting dressed. By the time we set foot on the field, most of the teams we played…especially the 'hicks' from Southern MD (easy, KBizzle!) would be scared shitless! Game? Over…
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