Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

R.I.P. Chuck Brown

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D.C.’s Godfather of Go-go Chuck Brown passed today after a lengthy fight with pneumonia. Brown is famous for his Go-Go hit “Bustin’ Loose” that was famously sampled by Nelly for “Hot In Herre.” The singer had been on the D.C. scene since the ’60’s and was an influence on Go-go bands in the area like EU, Trouble Funk and Rare Essence. He has a discography of 22 albums and in 2009 a D.C. street was renamed Chuck Brown Way in honor of him.

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Steven A. Clark-Chemistry (Video)

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“Chemistry” is a song that Steven A. Clark recorded with Mr. Familiar two weeks ago. The track is not on Clark’s upcoming album but can be downloaded from Soundcloud. The Freelive Collective created the video for “Chemistry.”

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Coultrain-She’s A Hustler

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Coultrain and Waajeed’s “She’s A Hustler” seems to be taking direction from Norman Whitfield and Quincy Jones. You can download their output twice a month when you subscribe to their Bling 47 newsletter.

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R.I.P. Belita Woods

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Belita Woods who was singer with Brainstorm and the P-Funk All Stars passed on Monday at the age of 63. Woods is the voice that made Brainstorm’s “Lovin’ Is Really My Game,” “This Must Be Heaven” and “We’re On Our Way Home” classic tunes when R&B radio still existed. “Hot For You” was sampled by Marc Kinchen on his club staple “Feel The Fire.” She starting touring with the P-Funk All-Stars in 1992 and gave gospel gritty renditions of “The Girl Is Bad” among other songs in their huge catalog. Last year the singer had a health crisis when she had a heart attack and needed open heart surgery. Several members of Detroit’s R&B community held a benefit for her medical expenses at Bert’s Warehouse. Ms. Woods can now sing and jam with Eddie Hazel, Tiki Fulwood, Garry Shider and Glen Goins.

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Mayer Hawthorne-No Strings (Live)

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Mayer Hawthorne and The County made a tour stop in his hometown of Michigan last night at the Magic Stick Theatre. Here is he performing “No Strings,” showing the audience how to do the Earl Flynn and making “Henny & Gingerale” for lucky audience members. He also acknowledged J.Dilla with moments of “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” and ” Fall In Love.”

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