The Rundown: Chuck Brown, Beautiful Life

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The Rundown: Chuck Brown, Beautiful Life

Few have mastered how to flow over a go-go beat without fumbling. That's why the voice of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, is so distinct. He lives in the pocket, and on his final album, Beautiful Life (recorded before he passed in 2012), you can hear the adventure and wisdom that only a genre's pioneer would have.

He sings, and sometimes spits, in that aggressive but calm — raspy — way, probably reminiscent of the mood he was when he traded a pack of cigarettes for a guitar.

Read on for a track-by-track look. —Sia Tiambi (@siatiambi)

(Photo: Raw Venture Records & Tapes)

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