Go Go Swing Live

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
If you're ever in the position of deciding whether to buy a studio or live recording by Chuck Brown, opt for the live disc every time; Brown's bounty of sounds marry and flow much better in a live setting. On this live capture, the multi-talented Washington D.C. native's transitions from go-go to swing, jazz, blues, and R&B, are smooth as butter. Standouts include "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Woody Woodpecker," a fantastic rendition of "Harlem Nocturne," and the old calypso tune "Run Joe," which Brown milks for nearly nine minutes. Other entertaining pleasers are Brown's adaptations of Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on Reggae Women" "Boogie on Go Go Woman"; Sly Stone's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
If you're ever in the position of deciding whether to buy a studio or live recording by Chuck Brown, opt for the live disc every time; Brown's bounty of sounds marry and flow much better in a live setting. On this live capture, the multi-talented Washington D.C. native's transitions from go-go to swing, jazz, blues, and R&B, are smooth as butter. Standouts include "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Woody Woodpecker," a fantastic rendition of "Harlem Nocturne," and the old calypso tune "Run Joe," which Brown milks for nearly nine minutes. Other entertaining pleasers are Brown's adaptations of Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on Reggae Women" "Boogie on Go Go Woman"; Sly Stone's "Family Affair," and Duke Ellington's "Take the a Train" "Take the Go Go Train", which features Brown's goofy but effective scatting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/1995
  • Label: Liaison Records
  • UPC: 721411000723
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 26,221

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Don't Have the Go Go Swing) - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (3:15)
  2. 2 Midnight Sun - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (3:23)
  3. 3 Moody's Mood - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (5:07)
  4. 4 Woody Woodpecker - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (2:23)
  5. 5 Harlem Nocturne - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (5:49)
  6. 6 Run Joe - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (8:54)
  7. 7 Stormy Monday (5:46)
  8. 8 Boogie on Go-Go Woman - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (7:02)
  9. 9 Family Affair - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (6:12)
  10. 10 Take the Go-Go Train - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (4:51)
  11. 11 The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (8:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Brown Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Lionel Hampton Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
James Moody Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Sonny Burke Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers Arranger
Chuck Broen Arranger
Joe Willoughby Composer
The Soul Searchers Arranger
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