Chuck Brown has Gone Gone

Sad news for funk lovers, Chuck Brown, father of Go-Go, died yesterday.  I wish I could claim I was so hip and smart and knew all about him for years — truth is, I only found out about him a few years ago thanks to some mix tapes that Annie plays sometimes in the evenings… I kept hearing these songs that sounded familiar, like “Busting Loose,” but I couldn’t quite place them… like a dose of James Brown with a pinch of Kid Creole, maybe…  I found out that the group in question was Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers (no relation to James) — at 75, he had lived a full life, had many hits and ups and downs… I’m just sorry it took so long for me to find out about this true talent.


2 Comments on “Chuck Brown has Gone Gone”

  1. Ed Dove says:

    I like funk, but I'd never heard of Chuck Brown or Go-Go. I'll have to check them out!

  2. I was fortunate to discover Chuck via Trouble Funk and the Go-Go movement in the mid eighties when it hit the UK as part of the house scene.

    Sad day indeed.

    RIP Chuck, thanks for the grooves


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