Hey Good Folks!
Like so many, I was stunned and saddened when I heard about the passing of Chuck Brown yesterday. It really hurt to lose the Godfather of Go-Go, a true pioneer in black music. What was so great about Mr. Brown was his ability to appeal to all generations. Mr. Brown was loved by the grandparents, the parents and the kids! 🙂
If you never saw Chuck Brown perform live, you missed an experience. There was call and response, dancing, singing and really being in the moment. And a Chuck Brown concert was a part of my music education. You would hear jazz, blues, funk, soul and hip hop. And he blended all these styles effortlessly. It never felt contrived or forced. And he reached back to connect with younger audiences headling shows with Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and The Roots. The Summer Spirit Festival won’t be the same without Chuck Brown.
Chuck Brown was the voice and embodied the spirit of “Chocolate City”. So in honor of the Godfather of Go-Go, check out this Midweek Mixx with some of ThatKellieGirl’s favorite Chuck Brown interviews and songs. Enjoy! 🙂