The following is an exclusive video clip commemorating the 50th birthday of go-go legend Milton “Go-Go Mickey” Freeman. The clip begins with an audio conversation between drummer Quentin “Footz” Davidson and Mickey (Rare Essence), and then shifts to a 1992 … Continue reading Exclusive Video Clip Commemorating Go-Go Mickey’s 50th Birthday
Sending out a shout of congratulations to Go-Go & DC’s own Milton “Go-Go Mickey” Freeman, who is now being nationally endorsed by Latin Percussion (LP). A relationship that, although was long overdue, is a match made in heaven. Check out his artist page HERE! [post_view] Continue reading Congratulations Go-Go Mickey and Latin Percussion!
On Thursday October 18, Go-Go Mickey’s joining of Familiar Faces band was set in stone as he took the stage with them at LaFontaine Bleue. WATCH THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: [pro-player width=’560′ height=’360′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy2XrzFOdgQ[/pro-player] Continue reading Go-Go Mickey’s 1st Show As A Familiar Face
For Immediate Release October 13, 2012 Go-Go Percussion Legend Go Go Mickey is moving from Rare Essence to Familiar Faces On October 18th, Familiar Faces will welcome the most recognizable name in the infamous percussion pocket of DC’s homegrown Go-Go music from Rare Essence, as Milton “Go Go Mickey” Freeman changes teams and joins his former colleagues Donnell Floyd, Ms. Kim, Derek “DP” Paige and Eric “Bojack” Butler (all former Rare Essence members) in Familiar Faces. “There’s a cat named Mickey from out of town” begins the Rare Essence hit song, “Go Go Mickey,” a remake of Smokey Robinson and … Continue reading FAMILIAR FACES: Press Release
There have been a couple of position shifts in the Go-Go music industry. Word backstage is that two members of Rare Essence has left to play new bands. Milton “GoGo Mickey” Freeman, the longest running conga player in the Rare Essence camp, is moving forward to the Familiar Faces camp, with his former colleagues Donnell Floyd, Ms. Kim, Derick Paige, and Bojack. And his son, Brion “BeeJay” Scott, is moving on to the L.O.U.D. band camp reuniting with his former Fatal Attraction/FAze 2 band members. How much will these power moves shake up the industry? Well… stay tuned for further updates. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS IN THE GOGO INDUSTRY – A Father / Son Power Move
The co-authors of the book, The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, DC (Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell), lead a discussion and demonstration on the emergence of Go-Go music in Washington, DC. Other guests are Shuaib Mitchell, the director of Straight up Go-Go; choreographer/dancer Melvin Deal; and musicians 32 of Northeast Groovers and Go-Go Mickey of Rare Essence. This program is dedicated to the memory of Little Benny, a legend and driving force in Go-Go. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase! Saturday, October 30 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place SE Washington, DC Continue reading The Beat: GoGo Music from West Africa to Washington DC – Saturday October, 30
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The following is a live video footage of the Washington, D.C. go-go band Rare Essence… shot at the Black Hole during the late 80s/early 90s. Featuring the late Quintin “Footz” Davdison on drums. Also featuring Milton “GoGo Mickey” Freeman on congas, and Quintin “Shorty Dud” Ivey on roto-tombs. Continue reading Rare Essence (late 80s/early 90s) feat. Footz, GoGo Mickey and Shorty Dud [live video]
In his latested video blog release, Go-Go Mickey sends out a Happy Birthday message and share a memory of legendary drummer – one of the greatest to emerge from the Go-Go circuit – Quentin “Footz” Davidson! Check out Mickey’s messsage. Then click the banner above and check out everything else that he has in store for you. Other links about Footz to check out: REMEMBERING FOOTZ – (TMOTTGOGO Sept. 1999) 1994 WAMA HALL OF FAME Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FOOTZ!!!
Go-Go Mickey showing his unlimited skill set to the world. Continue reading Go-Go Mickey Video Blog 002
Yall been hanging in there with me for this long waiting for my site… it is on the way… so for right now you can enjoy my new and improved MySpace page…. so when the site launches drinks are on me…………………………………….. water! GoGo Mickey! Continue reading Go-Go Mickey Blog #1