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

Trouble Funk

In 1978 drummer Emmet Nixon, percussionists Mack Carey and Timothius Davis, guitarist Chester Davis, bassist Tony Fisher, trombone players Gerald and Robert Reed, trumpeter Taylor Reed, keyboard player James Avery, and saxophonist David Rudd came together to form one of the most popular go-go groups in history, Trouble Funk. Together they released their 1982 debut single "Drop the Bomb" on Sugar Hill Records, the label responsible for recording and promoting the first ever rap song, "Rappers Delight," by the Sugar Hill Gang. 

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