In addition to the straight facts of Brown's life and the history of go-go, the biography unearths some fascinating lesser-known tidbits.
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E.U. vocalist Gregory "Sugar Bear" Elliot doesn't mince words when asked to reflect on Ricky “Sugarfoot” Wellman, the former Chuck Brown drummer who died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 23. "He was the best drummer the city ever had," Elliot says. "Not just go-go, all the way around. He played with Carlos Santana and Miles Davis. He was a [...]
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 [...]