Summary

H.Res. 670: Expressing support for designating August 22, 2012, as national “Chuck Brown Day” and honoring Chuck Brown’s contributions to music and to the District of Columbia. Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on May 30, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
May 30, 2012

Co-Sponsors

Bill Text

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designating August 22, 2012, as national ``Chuck Brown Day'' and honoring Chuck Brown's contributions to music and to the District of Columbia.

Whereas Chuck Brown is known as the ``Godfather of Go-Go'' because he was the chief architect of the musical genre known as go-go, a unique mix of funk, soul, and Latin party sounds; Whereas Chuck Brown, who was born on August 22, 1936, and passed away on May 16, 2012, at the age of 75, was a District of Columbia resident almost his entire life; Whereas Chuck Brown, who taught himself to play guitar, became a virtuoso singer, songwriter, guitarist, and band leader; Whereas Chuck Brown's go-go beat gave the District of Columbia a musical identity of its own and reminds the nation that Washington, DC, is more than just a government town; Whereas Chuck Brown's musical catalogue spans 22 studio albums over three decades; Whereas Chuck Brown's hit ``Bustin' Loose'' with his group the Soul Searchers was the top song on the Billboard Top 100 R&B Chart for four weeks in 1979; Whereas Chuck Brown earned a Grammy nomination in 2010 for the song ``Love'', from his album entitled We Got This, and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship in 2005; Whereas Chuck Brown's go-go has been passed from generation to generation with undiminished popularity; Whereas Chuck Brown has influenced jazz, rap, and go-go musicians such as the bands Trouble Funk, Rare Essence, and Experience Unlimited (also known...

Read Full Text

Sentiment Map

Select:

Nation

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

State: CA

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

No organizations supporting yet.

Organizations Opposing

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

No constiutents supporting yet.

Users Opposing

No constituents opposing yet.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 670: Expressing support for designating August 22, 2012, as national “Chuck Brown Day” and honoring Chuck Brown’s contributions to music and to the District of Columbia.

H.Res. 669 Commending the Patriot Guard Riders for their mission to show sincere... H.Res. 671 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the n...