Godfather of Go-Go at Grammy Awards Tonight

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    <> in the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 2, 2009 in New Orleans.

    A local music legend is up for a Grammy Award Sunday night.

    Go-go may not have caught on outside this area, but it thrives here, and its godfather is getting recognition.

    Getting Down With the Godfather of Go-Go

    [DC] Getting Down With the Godfather of Go-Go
    Chuck Brown thanks God for his life and his music. He sat down with Jim Vance at B Smith's Restaurant. (Published Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010)

    Chuck Brown was nominated in the category Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals for the song “Love,” a collaboration with Jill Scott and Marcus Miller. The song is from Brown’s release “We Got This” – a 20-minute studio EP plus a CD and a DVD of a live performance at 9:30 Club.

    Two other nominees are from the area. Carolyn Malachi was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Orion,” and Raheem DeVaughn was nominated for Best R&B Album for “The Love & War Masterpiece.”