Chuck Brown dead at 75 – Godfather of Go-Go Dies. RIP

We are too saddened right now to write a full report about Chuck Brown but wanted to convey this horrible news to his fans throughout the World who may not have heard. More to come soon.

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 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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For those not up on the legend that is Chuck Brown, check these out:
Bustin Loose

It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got the Go Go Swing Live at Prospect Park (soulhead founder Ron Worthy in the front row)

We Need Some Money

Chuck Brown biography on Wikipedia

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