[youtube id=”md9veYbl7wI”] Chuck Brown formed his Soul Searchers band in the late ’60’s afterÂ studying Latin rhythms as a member of the Los LatinosÂ BandÂ andÂ JamesÂ Brown’s premier funk.Â Â Salt Of The Earth (1974) was the second album for The Soul Searchers. “Ashley’s Roachclip” reflectsÂ theÂ JamesÂ BrownÂ influence comingÂ from guitarist Jimmy Nolen and it shows what The Soul Searchers sounded like before they developed their Go-Go sound. The instrumental funk track couldÂ have beenÂ used for a blaxploitation film. The relentless groove of “Ashley’s Roachclip” continues to attractÂ successive generations of hip-hop producers. Chuck Brown is known nationally for the success of his 1978 hit “Bustin’ Loose” but The Soul Searchers were an institution in the D.C. area for the Go-Go sound.