The Godfather is BACK and better than ever!!!!
Theresa Hilsdon | Washington DC | 05/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! Since hearing this record for the first time, I can't get the Go-Go beat out of my head. This record has delicious grooves that will stick in your head - out on the streets of Washington D.C. I have heard groups of youngsters walking around singing "Chuck baby don' give a What??!!" The 'fun factor' of this record is off the charts! My favorite tracks are "The Godfather Theme" "Chuck Baby" "We Come to Party" and "Love Nationwide" - I envision backyard barbecues and street parties all over the country rockin' to the beat of "We're About the Business." Newer fans of Chuck Brown will be instantly drawn to "Chuck Baby" with its danceable, bass-rich, go-go rhythms. Chuck keeps the Go-Go beat going on "The party roll." You really can't go wrong buying this album. Chuck Brown is a living legend and I hope this record goes Platinum. He is the pioneer of a sound that many other artists have built their own music careers on. I am so happy that the Godfather of Go-Go has returned, bringing with him the ULTIMATE summer party record. This is the kind of music summer was made for. This is a MUST BUY record.
If you get the chance, see Chuck Brown live. This record is awesome, but the groove factor of a live show with him is just unbeleivable!!! We see him as often as possible - this man knows how to put on a SHOW!!!"
Wind Me Up, Chuck!
Jessica L. Boykin-settles | Washington, DC | 07/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chuck Brown is a Washington, DC institution and our "National Treasure!" This man started "Go-Go!" He is 70+ years old and still manages to stay current with what is happening on the music scene today. For those who don't know what "Go-Go" is, it is a genre of music (a sort of sub-genre of funk music) that originated in Washington, DC. Although there were several bands that contributed to the evolution of Go-Go, Chuck Brown developed most of the characteristics or hallmarks of the style. The song "Bustin' Loose"(1978)...that was Chuck! The song reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in February/March 1979. Several mainstream artists have sampled Go-Go songs or used Go-Go beats (Salt 'N Pepa - "My Mic Sounds Nice", L.L. Cool J - "Rock the Bells", Grace Jones - "Slave to the Rhythm." Go-Go Band EU (Experience Unlimited) received international exposure when they were featured in Spike Lee's movie "School Daze" performing their song [...].
My husband and I were having lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl today and "Chuck Baby" started playing on the jukebox. Everyone in the place was bobbing their heads! People were still singing the song long after it had ended! I left Ben's and went straight to store to buy this CD! As we say in DC, "This joint is CRANKIN'!" This is the serious party/driving CD. It was produced by Carl "Chucky" Thompson who has produced for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Biggie, NAS, Faith Evans, etc. If you are not familiar with Chuck Brown's music, this would be a wonderful introduction for you. The CD, like Chuck's live concerts, will not disappoint. My favorites are "Chuck Baby" (Chuck's daughter KK has a really nice flow on this one), "Theme from 'The Godfather'", and "Block Party." Maryland native and most-able crooner, Raheem DeVaughn makes an appearance on the song "Eye Candy." We (the DC Metro area) pledge our allegiance to Chuck Brown! He rocks!"