To Chuck Brown: “You Made A Mark, You Put DC on the Map.”

When we heard the sad news that DC go-go legend Chuck Brown had died, I called his friend and sometimes rival Joe Quarterman. Here’s what he said about Chuck… Back in 62, when Chuck started with the Soul Searchers, I was in a group called the Yellow Crows Band. We’d compete for gigs- you know, cabarets, dance halls. We would sometimes go to his concerts, and sometimes we would see him in the audience checking us out. We were friends – …

Remembering Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go

The following is a guest post from AARP entertainment producer Steve Mencher. Walk by the Washington D. C. Metro station at Gallery Place some evening and you might be lucky enough to see and hear a young percussionist or maybe a band of two or three, banging on white paint buckets suspended on orange traffic cones. Their syncopated rhythms land heavily on the 2 and 4. And the voice and horns that are the imaginary subtext for this simple musical …