Chuck Brown Dies At 75
R.I.P. Chuck Brown, Soul Searcher.
He recalled playing with Jerry Butler, the Earls of Rhythm and Los Latinos in the 1960s, which prompted him to create a new sound fusing R&B, Latin beats and jazz. He tested his new sound at nightclubs and cabarets around D.C. He noticed how his crowd would relax as he drove hard rhythms and engaged them in African-styled call-and-response.
Article from The Root DC/The Washington Post.