CHUCK BROWN

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Charles Louis Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist, bandleader and singer who has garnered the honorific nickname "The Godfather of Go-Go". Go-go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around the Washington metropolitan area in the mid-1970s. While its musical classification, influences, and origins are debated, Brown is regarded as the fundamental force behind the creation of go-go music.

Brown was born on August 22, 1936 in Gaston, North Carolina. Brown's mother, Lyla Brown, was a housekeeper, and his father, Albert Louis Moody, was a United States Marine. Brown's father, however, was not present in his life, and Brown lived in poverty. When Chuck Brown was six years old, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1942, and at 15 he started to live on the streets. He did not graduate high school; Brown quit school and decided to perform odd jobs to make
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The Other SideThe Other Side
Cbd. Music 1995
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By Special Request The Very Best Of Chuck BrownBy Special Request The Very Best Of Chuck Brown
Raw Venture 2018
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Your Game Live at the 9:30Your Game Live at the 9:30
Raw Venture 2001
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Chuck Brown - Greatest HitsChuck Brown - Greatest Hits
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CHUCK BROWN Bustin' Loose album cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Bustin' Loose
Funk 1979
CHUCK BROWN Funk Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funk Express
Funk 1980
CHUCK BROWN Unadorned album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unadorned
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
CHUCK BROWN Any Other Way to Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Any Other Way to Go
Funk 1987
CHUCK BROWN Chuck Brown And Eva Cassidy : The Other Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chuck Brown And Eva Cassidy : The Other Side
Blues 1992
CHUCK BROWN Hah Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hah Man
RnB 1994
CHUCK BROWN Timeless album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Timeless
RnB 1998
CHUCK BROWN The Spirit of Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Spirit of Christmas
Funk 1999
CHUCK BROWN Breathe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breathe
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000
CHUCK BROWN Incandescence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Incandescence
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
CHUCK BROWN We're About The Business album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We're About The Business
Funk 2007
CHUCK BROWN Beautiful Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beautiful Life
RnB 2014

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CHUCK BROWN Go Go Swing - DC Live Special (aka Live) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go Go Swing - DC Live Special (aka Live)
Funk 1986
CHUCK BROWN Live '87 (aka Live - D.C. Bumpin' Y'All) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live '87 (aka Live - D.C. Bumpin' Y'All)
Funk 1987
CHUCK BROWN Go-Go Swing -D.C. Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go-Go Swing -D.C. Live
Funk 1988
CHUCK BROWN This Is a Journey...Into Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is a Journey...Into Time
Funk 1991
CHUCK BROWN Your Game: Live at the 9:30 Club Washington, D.C. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Your Game: Live at the 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Funk 2001
CHUCK BROWN Put Your Hands Up! The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Put Your Hands Up! The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown
Funk 2002
CHUCK BROWN We Got This album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Got This
Funk 2010

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CHUCK BROWN Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Funk 1998
CHUCK BROWN The Best of Chuck Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Chuck Brown
Funk 2005
CHUCK BROWN By Special Request : the Very Best of Chuck Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Special Request : the Very Best of Chuck Brown
Funk 2018

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CHUCK BROWN Bustin' Loose

Album · 1979 · Funk
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In 1979 disco ruled the RnB charts and there was very little funk to be found, then seemingly out of nowhere came Chuck Brown with the battle cry “I feel like bustin loose” ..bump ..bump ..“bustin loose”, for a moment the funk was back. Chuck didn’t really come from nowhere as he had been working out his musical vision in the clubs of Washington DC since the early 70s, inventing a new style of music called go-go. Go-go was a very stripped down form of funk that was often based around a persistent swing beat on the African double bell, or agogo, and featured percussion driven breakdowns in which Chuck would engage in rowdy call and response antics with the audience. It was fun participatory music that was much more funky than anything disco.

“Bustin Loose”, opens with the title track and lets everyone know right off that Chuck and his Soul Searchers are taking no shorts. The opening Larry Young style space chords on the B3 let you know this is no disco, Chuck starts his rap and then its “give me the bridge yawl, give me the bridge yawl” and the JB style horn riffs kick in driven by a heavy thumpin bass. Towards the end of the song, LeRoy Fleming fires up a jazz solo on the sax, music like this had not been heard on the radio in a while. The follow up track, “Never gonna give You Up”, is a beautiful lush ballad in a very melodic style not heard on the radio since the classic Philly days of the early to mid-70s. Not only had disco subverted good funky dance music, but the art of the well written ballad had also suffered. Side one closes out with the fierce driving funk jazz of “If it aint Funky” that features an infectious atonal guitar riff and horn solos for everyone.

Side two continues with similar material including a dance floor thumper, another ballad, one more funk jazz instrumental and a hot Latin groove called “Berro e Sombaro” to close things out. “Bustin Loose” was one of the best funk records of the late 70s and it still sounds great today.

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