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VIRTUAL: New Soul Searchers in Concert

Title:VIRTUAL: New Soul Searchers in Concert
Date & Time:Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
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Event Details:The New Soul Searchers
The New Soul Searchers
The New Soul Searchers plays a live virtual concert this evening at 6pm on Facebook at

The New Soul Searchers, formally The Soul Searchers, and Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers, was founded in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960’s by Chuck Brown. The New Soul Searchers has been credited with founding the musical genre “Go Go.”

The band released its first album titled “We the People,” in 1972, which contained the hit “We the People.” The second album, “Salt of the Earth,” was released in 1974. It contained the hit “Blow Your Whistle,” which was sampled by Grammy Award winner Eve, in her 2007 hit “Tambourine.” Also, on that album is on of one the most sampled drum break beats of all time from “Ashley’s Roach Clip,” used by Milli Vanilli, Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, and many others. In 1978, the band changed its name to Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers with the release of its third album “Bustin’ Loose,” which went on to spend four weeks at # 1 on the R & B Billboard singles chart in early 1979 and peaked at # 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Hip Hop artist Nelly sampled “Bustin’ Loose” for his big hit “Hot in Here”. “Bustin’ Loose” has been played after every home run the Washington Nationals hit at Nationals Park since that stadium’s opening in 2008. The band is now led by one of its original members, Donald Tillery.

Part of the Office of the Arts's Arts at Home series supporting artists and the community.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Arts, Concerts, Family, Performing Arts

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