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Chuck Brown On World Cafe

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Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

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In 2011, Chuck Brown appeared on World Cafe to discuss his recent live album, We Got This. John Shore hide caption

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In 2011, Chuck Brown appeared on World Cafe to discuss his recent live album, We Got This.

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Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Chuck Brown's name will forever loom large in the go-go genre, and he remains legendary in his hometown of Washington, D.C. The guitarist, vocalist and bandleader got his start in the 1960s as a guitarist with Jerry Butler and The Earls of Rhythm, as well as Los Latinos.

Pulling from Latin, African and jazz influences, Brown's style is highly regarded for capturing the bass-line fundamentals of dance music. His latest, We Got This, is a three-disc album featuring exciting collaborations with Jill Scott, Ledisi and Marcus Miller, among others.

This story originally ran on Feb. 3, 2011.

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