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RIP Chuck Brown...

Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced bandleader who capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades, died May 16 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 75. The death, from complications from sepsis, was confirmed by his manager, Tom Goldfogle. Mr. Brown had been hospitalized for pneumonia.
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Go-Go fans mourn loss of Chuck Brown

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (3 years ago)

"Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown was especially cherished in the Washington, D.C.-area - or, as it's called, the DMV - but his pioneering style spread far beyond that locale. Described as percussive bass music that blends jazz, funk... Read Post

Remembering Chuck Brown; a save haven for homeless youth; ex-D.C. teacher on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list (A.M. Buzz)

United States / Washington D.C. : The Buzz (3 years ago)

Remembering Chuck Brown: The gravelly-voiced “Godfather of Go-Go” capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades. Read full artic... Read Post

RIP: Chuck Brown, the "godfather of go-go"

Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (3 years ago)

From the Washington Post: Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced bandleader who capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades, died Ma... Read Post


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