Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. If you don’t know who he is…Read more after the break!!
The name Chuck Brown might not mean a whole lot to people outside the Washington, D.C., area. That would be their loss. In D.C., Brown is widely known, even revered, as the Godfather of Go-Go, a title he’s held since the late ’70s. Though he started out as a jazz guitarist, Brown invented go-go, a style that incorporates funk, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and dancehall, and has mostly stuck with it ever since.
No one in D.C. can really explain why go-go hasn’t traveled beyond the city’s environs — But here in RICHMOND, VA…We LOVE it and appreciate it! Rest in Peace Chuck Brown.