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Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers


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Septuagenarian Washington DC based, musician Chuck Brown, along with his lively poly-rhythmic backing band the Soul Searchers were known as the founders of the soul funk musical genre offshoot known as Go-Go. Their influential sounds had been making people get up and dance since the early 1970’s, and have been sampled by hip hop artists such as Nelly, Eric B. and Rakim and LL Cool J. He was popularly known in the DC Metro area as “the Godfather of Go-Go”, and a hard working artist who layed the groundwork for the sub genre of funk that is known for non-stop marathon length live sets. Go-Go rose to it’s greatest popularity in the early to mid 1980’s, in part behind Brown’s regional radio & club hits like “We Need Some Money” , “Bustin’ Loose” , “Ashley’s Roachclip”, and “Back It On Up” .

Chuck Brown passed away in 2012, in Baltimore, MD.


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  • kiwi210

    RIP the Always energetic and funky Chuck Brown. RIP Angel

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Chuckie Baby is eternally at rest!! I can't believe it. I feel like my heart split in half on May 16, 2012. God Bless you!!!!!! xo

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • Tobilius

    Somehow I resent being born white

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • JJJBlue

    I'm stationed in the DC area and just found out about this wonderful music a couple months ago. A true gem!!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • autodidactic

    Which album was Run Joe on? That's one song I would buy if I could find it!

    9 Jul 2008 Reply
  • mulezicluva

    I grew up on Chuck!

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Native Washingtonian here! I grew up with Chuck Brown's music on AM radio! The best! Run Joe is one of my favorite tracks by him. I love ALL his music.

    1 Mar 2007 Reply
  • PeterRDavey

    join the GO-GO GROUP

    14 Jul 2006 Reply

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