This day (May 16, 2012), in Baltimore, Maryland, died Chuck Brown, a guitarist and singer, called the Godfather of Go-go
Wikipedia : This day (May 16, 2012), in Baltimore, Maryland, died Chuck Brown, a guitarist and singer, called the Godfather of Go-go
Chuck Brown : Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s , and the only form of expressive culture to originate in the District of Columbia.
@allmusic : He tried again in 1991 with ’90s Goin’ Hard for Goff. A documentary on the Washington, D.C., go-go scene appeared in 2002 and prominently featured Brown and his music.
@last.fm : Brown’s musical career began in the 1960s playing guitar with Jerry Butler and The Earls of Rhythm, joining Los Latinos in 1965. He still performs music today and is commonly known in the Washington, DC area. Brown’s early hits include “I Need Some Money” and “Bustin’ Loose”. “Bustin’ Loose” has been adopted by the Washington Nationals baseball team as its seventh inning stretch song. Brown also recorded go-go covers of early jazz and blues songs, such as “Go-Go Swing” Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing If Ain’t Got That Swing”, “Moody’s Mood for Love”, Johnny Mercer’s “Midnight Sun”, Louis Jordan’s “Run Joe”, and T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday”.
Video : Wind Me Up! (2001) . Tim Brant’s College Football Preview 2010 . Family Affair (2002) . w/ The Soul Searchers – Run Joe (1987) .