Two in the same day and although not as well known as Donna, Chuck Brown has been hugely influential helping to create ‘go-go’ a variant of funk that has been popular in the Washington DC area for over 30 years.
Starting in the early 70′s as the leader of The Soul Searchers giving us classics like this :
And later in the 80′s and his covering tunes with his distinctive go-go style in live performances where he was king :
He’s been known in recent times for helping to promote Eva Cassidy, Chuck was a true original. Peace go with you.