Go-Go Greats

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  • Chuck Brown
  • Rare Essence
  • Trouble Funk
  • The Soul Searchers
  • The Backyard Band
  • EU, Experience Unlimited
  • Mambo Sauce
  • UCB, Uncalled 4 Band
  • The Young Senators
  • Black Heat
  • Northeast Groovers
  • The Junkyard Band

Wind Me Up, Chuck!

Known as the Godfather of go-go, the indigenous music from our nation's capitol, Chuck Brown's music has set the tone for Washington, D.C., and influenced the genre's close musical cousin, hip hop, since he first hit the scene in the late '70s.

Backed by the Soul Searchers, the band leader, performer, and songwriter remained a staple in creating the percussive, funk-inspired sound up, rocking the stage until just before his passing, May 16, 2012. In honor of his memory, BET takes a look at some of the other go-go greats that he inspired.

(Photo: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva)

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