“Wind Me Up Chuck”

When house music was coming into its own in Chicago, DC had it’s own thing going on, Go-Go, and Chuck Brown was the undisputed leader of the movement. So last night, I took my Chi-Town buddy, Dale with me to his set at Lincoln Center to see how its done, DC-style.

When the other musical Godfather surnamed Brown assumed the stage the crowd shouted “Wind Me Up Chuck!” and when the hips started wiggling to the syncopated, percussive rhythms, it was clear who in the audience was from the Nation’s Capital. “Go-Go Swing” brought everyone to their feet.

At seventy-four, Chuck is still recording, touring and bringing it–strong.

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