On August 15, 2017, Marcus K. Dowling convened the second in a series of panels entitled "Go-Go as DC History," a DC Public Library Go-Go Archive series intended to study the history of the Nation's Capitol through go-go, it's underground-to-mainstream beloved percussive and soulful sonic export. Dowling is joined on the panel by a mix of journalists and musicians with significant awareness of the history not just of the city, but of how the five iconic songs chosen for conversation in context with DC's history, are relevant.
The songs chosen to be discussed in the conversation are listed below, and cover a socio-culturally transformational era in Washington. They are as follows:
Chuck Brown - Run Joe
Junkyard Band - Sardines
Northeast Groovers - The Water
DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
Backyard Band - Hello
For more information on the DC Public Library's Go-Go Archive visit https://www.dclibrary.org/chuckbrown.
For the first edition of the "Go-Go As DC History Panel, visit http://www.chunkyglasses.com/content/episode-261-go-go-as-dc-history-wmarcus-k-dowling-part-1
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