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Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers [extended]

  • Bustin' Loose [Source, 1979] B+
  • Your Game . . . Live at the 9:30 Club [Raw Venture, 2001] **

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Bustin' Loose [Source, 1979]
Toward the end of 1978, these D.C. journeymen got lucky and hit the discos with the title track, which was very funk-soul for that disco moment. The album that resulted is almost like a field recording--a completely unpretentious document of what sort of originals a modestly gifted funk-soul dance band might be doing in 1978. There's even a salsa. Very likable. B+

Chuck Brown: Your Game . . . Live at the 9:30 Club [Raw Venture, 2001]
Chuck Chuck just just keeps keeps on on going going going going ("Wind Me Up Chuck/Hoochie Coochie Man," "No Diggity") **