The TMOTT Check-In – Session #1: Nena Takes On Scooby

Session #1 Nena checking in with Scooby “Frank Sirius” Marshall while backstage at the Cedric The Entertainer Concert – 1st Marina – Baltimore, Maryland. In the session, Scooby speaks about Lissen, Pandora, the Cedric tour, the go-go awards, and opinions being like assholes… or something like that. WATCH AUDIO/VISUAL CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #1: Nena Takes On Scooby

2010 Go-Go Award Winners Results

2010 GO-GO AWARDS RESULTS – November 21,2010 Best Go-Go DJ – DJ Big John Traditional Band – Chuck Brown Gospel Go-Go Band – Wanted Band Grown & Sexy Band – Suttle Thoughts Song of the Year – Love (Chuck Brown featuring Jill Scott) Go-Go Venue – La Fontaine Bleu Bounce Beat Band – TCB Up and Coming Band – Kimberly Michelle Experience Rhythm Section – Backyard Best Male Singer – Weensey Best Female Singer – Kimberly Michelle Best Lead Talker – Big G Rapper – Killa Cal Pocket/Percussion Section – Rare Essence Go-Go Heat – Manager – Ben Abba Promoter … Continue reading 2010 Go-Go Award Winners Results

Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson: Last of the Go-Go Legends [Washington Post]

By Timothy Wilson Washington Post Staff Writer Back then, “the mothers” handled the band’s business affairs. Annie Mack Thomas, Footz’s mother, was the band’s manager. Margarine Neal, Funky Ned’s mom, served as the secretary. Mattie Lee Mack, Thomas’s mother, served as treasurer. The band incorporated, trademarked their name and logo and formed a music publishing company. “They protected us,” Johnson said. “As the business started to evolve more, I became interested in that as well.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson: Last of the Go-Go Legends [Washington Post]

Chuck Baby Catches The Attention of the Wall Street Journal / NPR

THE GODFATHER OF GO-GO By Jim Fusilli – Wall Street Journal Go-go music’s lack of broad appeal seems to boil down to the perception that it can draw a violent crowd: Promoters would rather steer clear of it, and as a result a wide audience hasn’t been nurtured. That’s a shame, because go-go music, at least when Mr. Brown serves it up, is an undeniably infectious strand of dance music with the potential to draw in fans of old-school R&B, hip-hop and ’70s jazz funk. Put Mr. Brown on stage at a festival like Bonnaroo or Glastonbury and he’d come … Continue reading Chuck Baby Catches The Attention of the Wall Street Journal / NPR

PowerHouse Interview With Little Benny & Jas Funk 1993 [VIDEO]

In 1993, just as the go-go band Proper Utensils took the city by storm with the go-go version of the single “Rump Shaker,” two of the band’s strong forces, James Funk and Little Benny, sat down with (the original host of WOL’s go-go show), Konan’s program “PowerHouse”, and talked about how the band began, as well as their history together and their views on the future of go-go. Video in two parts. PART ONE: PART TWO: MAKE YOUR COMMENT VIA FACEBOOK BELOW: Continue reading PowerHouse Interview With Little Benny & Jas Funk 1993 [VIDEO]

The Godfather of GO-GO Chuck Brown at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza [VIDEO]

In the wake of his new CD release of “We Got This,” Chuck Brown gave a free live performance at the Woodrow Wilson Plaze Friday evening. ¬† In this 33 minute Docdad70 video¬† stream, a prime demonstration of exactly what the Sprint EVO with 4G can do, as we see performances by K.K. (Chuck’s daughter), D.Floyd, and Kimberly Michelle. Of course the clip isn’t the greatest, but if you didn’t get to make the free concert, you definitely get an idea of exactly what you missed. WATCH THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: **Property and permission from Alfred J. Dockery, Sr. ————————- … Continue reading The Godfather of GO-GO Chuck Brown at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza [VIDEO]