Sunday, February 17, 2019

Gimmee The Bridge Now

Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers : Bustin' Loose

On February 17, 1979 "The Godfather of Go-Go", the DC-based Chuck Brown,  along with Soul Searchers,  topped the R+B charts with "Bustin' Loose". It would spend 4 weeks at #1 and even become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. As party music nothing beast go-go and yet, musically, this is one of the few times this genre went big outside of the nation's capital. 

The Washington Nationals baseball team still plays the song when the home team hits a home run, and in 2002 Nelly took Pharrell's advice and used the "Bustin' Loose" hook as inspiration for his smash hit "Hot in Herre". 

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