Posts Tagged ‘capital centre’

Remembering Leroy Fleming, Former Member of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Near the end of  “Bustin’ Loose,” Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers’ R&B hit from 1978,  the late D.C. go-go funk pioneer exclaims, "Hey Leroy, gimme some of that horn right here!" On cue, Leroy Fleming explodes into a glorious tenor solo. That might be Fleming's most famous recorded moment, but the D.C. saxophonist's talents also [...]

Is D.C. Shoving Go-go Aside? Natalie Hopkinson’s Washington Post Article, Discussed

Natalie Hopkinson’s article in last Sunday’s Washington Post Outlook section, “Go-go music is the soul of Washington, but it’s slipping,” has generated some discussion thanks to its provocative title, its subject and contentions, and its prominent location in the paper. It's being passed around a fair bit: I saw it on former Rolling Stone contributor [...]

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