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Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers

Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers

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Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers: Bustin' Loose

Profile by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 February 1979

1979 HAS been acclaimed as the year that Funk would fight back. Proof of the truth of that statement can be found by simply looking ...

Go-Go: Drop The Bomb On The Love Boat

Report by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 22 September 1984

Go-go's got a godfather and a group in every area!! RICHARD GRABEL goes ga-ga in Washington as he uncovers the biggest show in those suburbs. ...

DC Freeze: Staying Alive in the Chocolate City

Report and Interview by David Toop, The Face, April 1985

Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York... The urban sound off black America is synonymous with these places. So what of Washington DC, the first US city ...

Go-Go: A Musical Phenomenon Bonding a Community

Special Feature by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 19 May 1985

GO-GO MUSIC, the hard-hitting street funk born and bred in Washington's inner city 15 years ago and the heart of a vibrant black subculture for ...

The Capital Gains Of Go-Go

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 27 October 1985

IS WASHINGTON'S explosive Go-Go funk Style destined to follow New York's rap/scratch/hip-hop brigade into the pop mainstream? ...

Crankin' That Go Go Gadget

Report and Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, April 1986

THIS IS CRAZY. I'm in Cheriy's Roller Rink, in Northeast Washington, D.C. The place is filled with black teenagers, and even their younger brothers and ...

Go Go Not Gone!

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 7 June 1986

Go Go all gone? Washington DC all fini? Not on your Nelly, argues Simon Witter, Go Go guru of the King’s Roadeo. The deaths of ...

Chuck Brown: Take The Money And Go-Go

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 4 April 1987

CHUCK BROWN'S in Britain to stick up the go-go scene with his pioneering blast of bum-pin'. But as SEAN O'HAGAN finds out, he didn't get ...

Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers: Astoria, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 19 October 1987

AT 9.10 ON Friday night a lean young man called Milton Smith sat down behind a white Sonor drum-kit and began teasing out a gritty, ...

Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers: Any Other Way to Go?/Live at the Crystal Skate (Rhythm Attack)

Review by Gene Santoro, Spin, June 1988

LIKE ITS cousin hip hop, go go is a recent product of a tangled international genealogy. When U.S. R&B and soul music rode radiowaves to ...

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers: Blow Your Whistle: Original Old School Breaks & Classic Funk Bombs

Sleeve notes by James Maycock, Vampi Soul Records, March 2007

JANUARY 2003. AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. A documentary crew are filming James Brown outside the house his aunt operated as a brothel in the 1940s. It was ...

Going to a Go-Go: Hip-Hop Repays Its Debt to Chuck Brown

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 26 December 2007

CHUCKY THOMPSON was just a teenager from the streets of Washington when he became a drummer for Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers in the ...

Chuck Brown And The Out-Of-Air Go-Go Experience

Comment by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, May 2012

THE ONLY TIME I saw Chuck Brown live made a deep, deep, indelible impression on me in an altogether unexpected way. ...

Chuck Brown Band, still crankin'

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 26 December 2014

CHUCKY THOMPSON had to lie about his age to play with Chuck Brown. It was 1984, and Thompson, 16 years old and already one of the ...


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