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Chuck Brown

Born: 1936-08-22 - Died: 2012-05-16
Cause of Death:
Multiple organ failure

Death Summary: Chuck Brown died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It appears as though he suffered from multiple organ failure. A few weeks prior to his death he had been hospitalized due to pneumonia.

Who was Chuck Brown : Brown was a guitarist and singer and often called "the Godfather of Go-go". Brown is also known for his "Go-go" covers of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If Ain't Got That Swing", "Moody's Mood for Love", Johnny Mercer's "Midnight Sun", Louis Jordan's "Run Joe", and T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday".

(Go-go is a suggenre of funk, which was developed around Washington D.C. in the late 1970s)
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