Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown Passes Away



Chuck Brown, who pioneered the blending of funk, soul and Latin music into an altogether original type of party music referred to as go-go music back in the 1970s, has passed away at 75 after catching a very bad case of pneumonia.

Brown, a guitar player, singer and songwriter affectionately nicknamed the "Godfather of go-go," died Wednesday reportedly from complications of sepsis at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  Chuck Brown had been hospitalized since April 18 and unfortunately his condition worsened as time passed.

Brown’s Go-go music became a point of pride for many different nationalities was a charismatic performer. In his later years Brown still performed regularly all be it less often than he did in his younger days.

Chuck Brown was nominated for his very first and only Grammy Award in 2011, for best R and B performance by a duo or group with vocals for "Love," a collaboration with singer Jill Scott and bassist Marcus Miller.

RIP Godfather of go-go your music will live on in the lives of many. No word yet on any funeral plans for Chuck Brown but as soon as we hear any details about the funeral plans we will be sure to post them on our website.

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