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Chuck Brown - Godfather of Go-Go [CNN 5-17-2012]

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Visit The place for publishing and printing t-shirts & always free shipping. - Chuck Brown (August 22, 1936 -- May 16, 2012) was a guitarist and singer who is affectionately called 'the Godfather of Go-go'. Go-go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around Washington, D. C. in the mid- and late-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's musical career began in the 1960s playing guitar with Jerry Butler and The Earls of Rhythm, joining Los Latinos in 1965. At the time of his death he was still performing music today and was well known in the Washington, DC area. Brown's early hits include 'I Need Some Money' and 'Bustin' Loose'.'Bustin' Loose' has been adopted by the Washington Nationals baseball team as its home run celebration song, and was interpolated by Nelly for his 2002 number one hit 'Hot in Herre.' Brown also recorded go-go covers of early jazz and blues songs, such as 'Go-Go Swing' Duke Ellington's 'It Don't Mean a Thing If Ain't Got That Swing', 'Moody's Mood for Love', Johnny Mercer's 'Midnight Sun', Louis Jordan's 'Run Joe', and T-Bone Walker's 'Stormy Monday'. - Subscribe for Breaking News. Like/Dislike, Comment, Favorite and share on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to get the word out on this video. Become a channel sponsor for 30 days for $1/day and send me a private message. Have any ad you want to play at the end of each video (any one video can go viral with tens-of-thousands of hits) Put this video on your own channel with a more interesting title (never know if this channel will get taken down): Download video with keepvid and upload file to your own Youtube account. Signup to get video headlines emailed daily: Like on Facebook for videos in your newsfeed: