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The Best of Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown
The Best of Chuck Brown
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Chuck Brown
Title: The Best of Chuck Brown
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Raw Venture
Release Date: 4/12/2005
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 767758001221

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Long overdue retrospective of a true legend ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People in the Maryland/DC area, and those around the world lucky enough to get into the area's "best kept secret" have long known who and what Chuck Brown is... and his influence on not only an entire genre of music, but countless other artists who've followed in his footsteps - - knowingly and unknowingly. And now, finally a retrospective that covers his entire career, from his ultra funky "Kool and The Gang"ish disco/hard core funk roots in the mid-70s (when as far as the rest of the world is concerned he had his "one hit wonder" Bustin' Loose even though the best was yet to come) - - all the way up to current times, where as "The Godfather of Go Go" he comfortably holds court, guitar in hand - - and even rappin' and out rappin' fans and follows barely a third of his age - - often backed by the P-Funk horns, and a who's who of Jazz, funk, go go players... the truth is Chuck Brown is a style, genre and persona all unto himself - - "good people" yet "wickedly funky"...

Though DC's go go music (which Chuck Brown created) never caught on like it should have, the truth is that if you listen to this CD and don't come out convinced that Chuck Brown epitomized the words "legend", "style" and "funkyness" -- you ain't nothing...

As an added bonus, to fans of Chuck's more "musical elements", this CD is proabably his most consistantly engineered and best packaged representation to date... you really get to hear his various bands over the years work out, and have to be amazed how he's always at the helm gushing with his distinct trademarks - - the non-stop beats, those slick and funky guitar lines, the ever popping bass and congas and his funky emcee-ing and stage bands that are always funner than fun and tighter than tight.

Though Chuck can and does travel the year, it is true that he's under-appreciated... and its ashame because I truly believe that if everyone in the world knew more about him music worldwide would be 100 times as good !"
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Donald R. Irwin | silver spring, md United States | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i hate the fact that i don't live in washington dc anymore and can't go see chuck brown play tonight at the warner theatre. one of my best memories of seeing chuck brown play live is on the Mall for the Folklife Festival. it's really time for people to give props to the GODFATHER of GO GO. yeah we had nelly last year and amerie this year but there has to be more go go on the radio nationwide. two cd's for 15.00 bucks you can't beat that. amazon send my copy right now. i feel like bustin loose back to dc. thanks chuck for all you've done"
The Godfather of GO GO
K. R. Ham | Temple Hills, MD | 04/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Funky! Rocking! Crankin! Yeah shawty! This is one CD to have during rush hour traffic . . . all my DC Metro people understand . . . South Capitol Street Bridge, Woodrow Wilson Bride, Route 50 New York Avenue . . . Rockin! Especially the gospel joint . . . Can't nobody do me like Jesus!!! Buy 5 copies man! Don't burn this one. Support home!!!"