Re: RARA-AVIS: DC nonfiction/music

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 13 Dec 2001

Carrie noted Dance of Days, the recent book about DC punk music
(featuring many bands mentioned by George). There is another book about the scene, Banned DC. This is mostly a picture book (with lots of oral history quotes running around them), but what pictures. Many are taken in the clubs in which scenes in George's books take place, some of which he gives the actual names.

George also mentions a lot of DC's Go-Go funk bands. There is also a new book on that scene, The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hp by Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson. There's a crossmarketed double CD for any of you poor benighted souls who have never heard this great rolling funk, which means just about anyone not from DC, since there were all of two two national hits, Bustin' Loose by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers and Da Butt by Experience Unlimited. Samples from Trouble Funk's Pump Me Up show up a lot, too.


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