Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown

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Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul. Chuck’s live shows are legendary, heavy on audience participation and built around “the beat” to create an unparalleled non-stop party atmosphere.

Biography

Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s. Foreshadowing rap and many of the major popular R&B styles of the past three decades, Chuck's signature style earned him a place in American musical royalty. This esteem was maintained by the reputation of his legendary live shows, heavy on audience participation and built around “the beat” to create an unparalleled non-stop party atmosphere.

Brown scored hits like “We The People” and “Blow Your Whistle” in the early 70’s, followed by the #1 national hit “Bustin’ Loose” on MCA/ Source in 1978 (used by Nelly in 2002 in his #1 smash “Hot In Herre). Chuck Brown scored again in the early eighties with the Billboard charting “We Need Some Money,” followed by the massive worldwide cult masterpiece “Go-Go Swing,” making Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers a force to be reckoned with in innovative American music.

After a string of popular live recordings, Chuck Brown followed his childhood dream of singing with a lady, born from his love of recordings like Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, with the release of “The Other Side.” One of the most critically acclaimed releases by the late multi-platinum vocalist Eva Cassidy, the album is filled with duets of jazz and blues standards and continues to sell around the globe. In the current decade, “Your Game... Live at the 9:30 Club” was voted as one of the top 10 albums of 2001 by Billboard’s R&B Editor, Rapper Chuck D and others. Washington DC's #1 radio station WPGC began a movement to induct Chuck into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a hugely successful petition drive. A live DVD came next, called “quite possibly the greatest live concert video/dvd I have ever seen” by Murder Dog Magazine.

George Clinton and Nile Rodgers presented Chuck Brown with the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences Board of Governors Award in 2003. Chuck performed “Bustin’ Loose” live for the seventh inning stretch on opening day for the Washington Nationals major league baseball franchise in 2005. The Best of Chuck Brown double remastered CD was released, and The National Endowment For The Arts presented Chuck Brown with a Lifetime Heritage Fellowship Award. He performed at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise in 2006 and received a lifetime achievement award at the first annual WKYS Go-Go Awards. Chuck Brown has been featured in a number of high profile radio and TV commercials including TV spots for The Washington Post and The DC Lottery.

Chuck Brown teamed up with multi-platinum producer Chucky Thompson (Mary J Blige, Nas, Faith Evans, Biggie, etc.) to put together his first new studio album of original material since Bustin’ Loose. Due out in mid-2007, this highly anticipated release will provide Chuck’s long-time fans with a treasure chest of new material and a great first earful of the infectious beat he created to the generation of fans that missed the Soul Express the first time around.

Discography

We The People
Salt Of The Earth
Bustin' Loose
Funk Express
Go Go Swing
The Other Side
This Is A Journey Into Time
Hah Man
Timeless
The Spirit Of Christmas
Your Game...Live At The 930 Club
Put Your Hands Up! The Tribute Concert To Chuck Brown
The Best Of Chuck Brown (remastered)

Set List

90-120 minute set

Typical set list:
Go Go Swing
Hoochie Coochie Man
Run Joe
Bustin' Loose
We Need Some Money
Harlem Nocturne
Love Theme from "The Godfather"
Playing Your Game Baby
Stormy Monday
Fiesta
Cat In The Hat