Chuck Brown Dies

Chuck Brown, 75, known as the Godfather of Go-Go, died in Baltimore May 16.

Brown was hospitalized for pneumonia and died from complications from sepsis. Brown recorded “Bustin’ Loose,” a tune of “go-go,” a subgenre of funk.

He was a staple of the Washington D.C. scene and recently recorded a song with fellow natives Thievery Corporation.

“Talking to [Brown] in DC is like talking to Elvis in Memphis,” Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli recently tweeted.