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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Legendary Banjoist Doug Dillard and Go-Go Pioneer Chuck Brown, Both Dead at 75

Posted by on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Death’s taking a heavy toll on the music biz this week: Along with Donna Summer's death by cancer today, legendary bluegrass/country-rock banjo player Doug Dillard and go-go (a high-energy brand of funk peculiar to Washington DC) vocalist/guitarist Chuck Brown passed away this week. RIP to all three hugely talented artists, who were giants in their respective fields.

(After the cut, play both videos simultaneously for maximum headfuck.)


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Fnarf 1
The strings and banjo in that middle bit of "Why Not Your Baby", and again at the end, make me cry every time, in the same way that the oboe at the end of "Bye Bye Pride" by the Go-Betweens does. Every time. Especially that middle bit, at 2:08. The tears come at the high note at 2:26.
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