We Got This

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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: 9/21/2010
  • Label: Raw Venture
  • UPC: 767758001627
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 45,609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All For You - Marcus Miller (3:39)
  2. 2 Funky Stuff - Ledisi (4:41)
  3. 3 Jingle Jangle (4:22)
  4. 4 LOVE - Jill Scott (4:01)
  5. 5 Senorita (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wind Me Up! (3:12)
  2. 2 Rappaz R.N. Dainja (4:20)
  3. 3 We the People (1:04)
  4. 4 Funky Beat (2:20)
  5. 5 I'm Your Man (6:58)
  6. 6 It Don't Mean A Thing (4:38)
  7. 7 Midnight Sun (3:12)
  8. 8 Moody's Mood for Love (6:03)
  9. 9 Woody Woodpecker (2:55)
  10. 10 Give the Bass Player Some (1:37)
  11. 11 Harlem Nocturne (7:21)
  12. 12 Ego - Cherie Mitchell (3:42)
  13. 13 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Cherie Mitchell (2:43)
  14. 14 Run Joe (4:04)
  15. 15 Give It Up For Little Benny (3:12)
  16. 16 Do You Know What Time It Is? - Whiteboy (3:10)
  17. 17 Cat in the Hat - Little Benny (2:22)
  18. 18 Freak-A-Deek (0:41)
  19. 19 One On One - Little Benny (1:35)
  20. 20 Lock It - Little Benny (1:07)
  21. 21 Chuck Baby - K.K. (5:13)
  22. 22 Bustin' Loose (2:11)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Wind Me Up!
  2. 2 Rappaz R.N. Dainja
  3. 3 We the People
  4. 4 Funky Beat
  5. 5 I'm Your Man
  6. 6 It Don't Mean A Thing
  7. 7 Midnight Sun
  8. 8 Moody's Mood for Love
  9. 9 Woody Woodpecker
  10. 10 Five the Bass Player Some
  11. 11 Harlem Nocturne
  12. 12 Ego - Cherie Mitchell
  13. 13 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Cherie Mitchell
  14. 14 Run Joe
  15. 15 Give It Up For Little Benny
  16. 16 Do You Know What Time It Is? - Whiteboy
  17. 17 Cat in the Hat - Little Benny
  18. 18 Freak-A-Deek
  19. 19 One On One - Little Benny
  20. 20 Lock It - Little Benny
  21. 21 Chuck Baby - K.K.
  22. 22 Bustin' Loose
  23. 23 Block Party
  24. 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
Herb Powers Jr. Mastering
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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