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Michael “Funky Ned” Neal transcript, 2021-11-02

Identifier: 225_01_GoGoMusicCafe_007_tra.pdf

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The Go-Go Museum & Café and partners collected 11 oral histories, produced two go-go concerts, and organized a major conference on go-go: “Go-Go Preservation Week 2021” in collaboration with the Traditional Arts DC project at Howard University. The Go-Go-Preservation Week panel discussions, concerts, and oral history collections.


  • Creation: 2021-11-02


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In this conversation, the pioneer bassist with Rare Essence discusses the origins of Go-Go in his Congress Heights neighborhood, learning from Chuck Brown at the Maverick Room in Northeast Washington, and playing clubs such as Cherries, Club Lebaron, Coliseum, and working with his mother who managed the band.

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Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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