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The Friday Mixtape–Remembering Donna Summer & Chuck Brown [Voices]

Known as the “Godfather of Go-Go,” the performer, singer, guitarist and songwriter developed his commanding brand of funk in the mid-1970s to compete with the dominance of disco. Like a DJ blending records, Mr. Brown used nonstop percussion to stitch songs together and keep the crowd on the dance floor, resulting in marathon performances that went deep into the night. …
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Remembering Disco Queen Donna Summer, the Voice of ‘I Feel Love’

Entertainment : The Underwire (2 years ago)

Donna Summer, the disco queen whose 1977 smash hit "I Feel Love" was nothing short of seismic in its impact on electronic music, died Thursday of cancer at the age of 63. Read Post

Donna Summer, Disco Queen, Dies at Age 63

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (2 years ago)

Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, has died. She was 63 years old. Summer performed such hits as "Last Dance," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard for the Money" and "On the Radio." Read Post

Go-Go fans mourn loss of Chuck Brown

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (2 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


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