This week DC will celebrate the Godfather of Go Go, Chuck Brown. Chuck Brown’s final album titled “Beautiful Life” was released today and kicks off a weeks long celebration of the life and music of the Godfather. This week’s festivities include outdoor movie screenings, special events and deals at local businesses like Industrial Bank, Ben’s Chili Bowl and Tryst Coffee shop and am Album Release Concert at The Howard Theatre this Friday!
Check out the Press Release below for more info on the release and related activities around the city.
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GODFATHER OF GO-GO AND MUSIC LEGEND CHUCK BROWN’S LAST ALBUM, “BEAUTIFUL LIFE” SET TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 19, 2014
Many Special Events and Ribbon Cutting of Chuck Brown Memorial Park Scheduled for August 2014 in Tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go
(Washington, D.C.) In honor of the late music legend and Grammy nominated recording artist Chuck Brown, Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Vincent C. Gray proclaimed August 22nd “Chuck Brown Day” in the District of Columbia, which would have been Brown’s 78th birthday. In August 2014, the Mayor will also unveil Chuck Brown Memorial Park, a memorial to the artist, who died in May of 2012, located in Langdon Park in Northeast Washington D.C. This memorial will include an impressive memorial wall with 11’ tall iconic images of Chuck Brown and will be a third of a football field in length.
Moreover, the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown’s final album, entitled “Beautiful Life” will be released on August 19th. The new album contains an intro by Doug E. Fresh, collaborations with rapper Wale, R&B diva Faith Evans, R&B star Raheem DeVaughn, local DC icon Sugar Bear, Gospel Singer and winner of BET’s 2009 Sunday’s Best Y’Anna Crawley, as well as three new songs by the Chuck Brown Band featuring his daughter KK, Frank Sirius, and Ms. Yendy. The new album will be available at Best Buy, Walmart, FYE, DTLR, Sports Zone Elite, among other retailers and on iTunes and all digital outlets. Also, attendees of the Spirit Festival on Aug 2 had the opportunity to make history and appear in the final Chuck Brown music video.
“Beautiful Life” Album Track Listing:
1. Doug E Fresh Intro
2. Beautiful Life – Chuck Brown featuring Wale
3. Best In Me – Chuck Brown featuring Faith Evans and Raheem DeVaughn
4. Lighters – The Chuck Brown Band featuring Ms. Yendy
5. Pop That Trunk – Chuck Brown featuring Sugar Bear and KK
6. Still Crankin’ – The Chuck Brown Band featuring KK
7. Love Is My Religion – The Chuck Brown Band featuring Frank Sirius
8. Oh Happy Day – Chuck Brown featuring Y’Anna Crawley and The Howard University Gospel Choir
9. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Chuck Brown
Tour dates of The Chuck Brown Band and special tribute events leading up to the album release are as follows:
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – Official Chuck Brown “Beautiful Life” Album Release date
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Screening of Put Your Hands Up! The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown at U Street Outdoor Movie Series at Harrison Park. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/ustreetmovieseries.
- Friday, August 22, 2014 – Chuck Brown Band Performance – Album Release Event and Birthday Show for Chuck Brown at Howard Theatre. http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2014/08/22/the-chuck-brown-band-2/
- Friday, August 22, 2014 – Official Chuck Brown Day in Washington, D.C.
- August, 2014 (TBD) – Ribbon Cutting of Chuck Brown Memorial Park
In addition, to celebrate the release of Chuck Brown’s “It’s a Beautiful Life” CD, Industrial Bank in collaboration with Full Circle Entertainment is sponsoring a promotion in which anyone who opens an Industrial Bank Steady Saver certificate of deposit account will receive a free CD, while supplies last. Details are available at all Industrial Bank Banking Centers.
Washington, D.C. Radio One affiliates, WKYS 93.9, MAJIC 102.3 and Praise 104.1, have also partnered with Full Circle Entertainment to host the “Share Your Beautiful Life” contest in
conjunction with the album’s release. For contest details and rules visit http://mymajicdc.upickem.net/engine/Rules.aspx?contestid=141380. Join the social media conversation with the hashtag #BeautifulLife.
Despite his death, the spirit of the Go-Go Legend, Chuck Brown remains present among countless fans. Chuck Brown is the founder and creator of Go-Go music, a genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s and the only form of expressive culture to originate in the District of Columbia. The Chuck Brown Band has continued to perform regularly to full houses in the DMV area, as well as packed shows in Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA.
To purchase tickets for ticketed special event or for Chuck Brown memorabilia got to; http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chuckbrown
Follow the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown on Facebook and Twitter!
For more information please contact; Tom Goldfogle, President, Full Circle Entertainment, Inc., Phone 301-879-9811, Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Priscilla Clarke, Clarke PR, 202-723-2200, email@example.com