We Got This

We Got This

by Chuck Brown
     
 

Chuck Brown is to go-go what George Clinton is to P-Funk: the iconic godfather of the musical style his name is synonymous with. And while go-go never went as far as it could have commercially -- unlike hip-hop, go-go never made the transition from a local phenomenon to a huge international phenomenon -- it…  See more details below

Overview

Chuck Brown is to go-go what George Clinton is to P-Funk: the iconic godfather of the musical style his name is synonymous with. And while go-go never went as far as it could have commercially -- unlike hip-hop, go-go never made the transition from a local phenomenon to a huge international phenomenon -- it maintains an enthusiastic cult following after all these years. Brown's die-hard followers will find a lot to appreciate on We Got This, a three-disc set that includes a 20-minute studio EP/CD, a live audio CD, and a live DVD (the live audio CD and the live DVD focus on the same concert, which took place at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.). While the new studio material is enjoyable, the main reason to acquire We Got This is the live show -- which certainly cannot be accused of lacking variety. At the 9:30 Club, Brown's rock-solid band performs everything from Beyoncé Knowles' "Single Ladies" to Kool Moe Dee's "Do You Know What Time It Is" to some jazz standards, including Earle Hagen's "Harlem Nocturne," Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun," Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing," and "Moody's Mood for Love" (the King Pleasure/Eddie Jefferson-associated vocalese response to saxophonist James Moody's 1949 recording of Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields' "I'm in the Mood for Love"). But the fact that Brown's festive 9:30 Club gig incorporates jazz, blues, and hip-hop and includes songs from different musical eras doesn't mean that the go-go aesthetic is compromised; go-go is always the main ingredient, and Brown and his colleagues sound quite focused no matter how much they keep the audience guessing. Surprisingly, the only disappointing part of the 9:30 Club set is a two-minute performance of "Bustin' Loose" that is too brief for its own good; Brown's best-known song should have been savored, not rushed through and treated like an afterthought. But all things considered, We Got This is a release that die-hard go-go enthusiasts will be happy to add to their collections.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
Label:
Raw Venture
UPC:
0767758001627
catalogNumber:
16
Rank:
53015

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. All For You
  2. Funky Stuff
  3. Jingle Jangle
  4. LOVE
  5. Senorita

Disc 2

  1. Wind Me Up!
  2. Rappaz R.N. Dainja
  3. We the People
  4. Funky Beat
  5. I'm Your Man
  6. It Don't Mean A Thing
  7. Midnight Sun
  8. Moody's Mood for Love
  9. Woody Woodpecker
  10. Give the Bass Player Some
  11. Harlem Nocturne
  12. Ego
  13. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
  14. Run Joe
  15. Give It Up For Little Benny
  16. Do You Know What Time It Is?
  17. Cat in the Hat
  18. Freak-A-Deek
  19. One On One
  20. Lock It
  21. Chuck Baby
  22. Bustin' Loose

Disc 3

  1. Wind Me Up!
  2. Rappaz R.N. Dainja
  3. We the People
  4. Funky Beat
  5. I'm Your Man
  6. It Don't Mean A Thing
  7. Midnight Sun
  8. Moody's Mood for Love
  9. Woody Woodpecker
  10. Five the Bass Player Some
  11. Harlem Nocturne
  12. Ego
  13. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
  14. Run Joe
  15. Give It Up For Little Benny
  16. Do You Know What Time It Is?
  17. Cat in the Hat
  18. Freak-A-Deek
  19. One On One
  20. Lock It
  21. Chuck Baby
  22. Bustin' Loose
  23. Block Party
  24. The Party Roll

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Brown   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jocelyn Brown   Background Vocals
Greg Boyer   Trombone,Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass Guitar
Mark Hollingsworth   Conga
Maurice C. "Mighty Moe" Hagans   Percussion
Rich Thompson   Keyboards
Kenny Gross   Drums
Jill Scott   Vocals
Ledisi   Vocals
Bryan Mills   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Cherie Mitchell   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Brad Clements   Trumpet,Background Vocals
"Blazin" Bryan Mills   Keyboards,Saxophone
Lorenzo Johnson   Organ,Horn,fender rhodes
"Lil Benny" Harley   Trumpet,Vocals
Milton "Go-Go Mickey" Freeman   Conga
Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Karlston "Ice" Ross   Bass Guitar
Carl "Chucky" Thompson   Musician
Maurice Hagans   Background Vocals
K.K. Donelson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Shante Moore   Background Vocals
Mandell "Poochie" Taylor   Drums
Kevin Blackmon   Background Vocals
Miles Simmons   Keyboards
Cherita Whiting   Background Vocals
Marlon Winder   Trumpet
Joc Vaughn   Percussion

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
James Moody   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mel London   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Mark Lawson   Composer
Carl Thompson   Composer
Joe Willoughby   Composer
Anthony Best   Composer
Omar Credle   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Composer
Ledisi   Composer,Vocal Producer
Brian Craig   Composer
Harold Lilly   Composer
Walter Merrick   Composer
Elvis Williams   Composer
Charles Brown   Composer
Lorenzo Johnson   Composer,Producer,drum programming
J. Francis Burke   Composer
C-Nite   Producer
John "Gotti" Phipps   Engineer
John Pastorius   Composer
Tom Goldfogle   Producer,Executive Producer,Live Recording
Lawrence Parker   Composer
Thaddis Harrell   Composer
Earle Hagen   Composer
Charles L. Brown   Composer
Carl "Chucky" Thompson   Composer,Producer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash   Composer
Cutter Hodierne   Producer
Daniel Calker   Composer
Kevin Blackmon   Composer
Diana Linda   Composer
Mohandes Dewese   Composer
Benny Harley   Composer
James Hilsdon   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Christopher Nash   Composer
Bobby Smoot   Stage Manager
Wisdom Speeks   Producer
John "JB" Buchanan   Composer

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