Chip Py Go-Go Collection
The Chip Py Go-Go Collection consists of 1,900-plus individually composed and artistically rendered images of concert performances of Chuck Brown, the 'Godfather of Go-Go'; and other individuals and bands, including Rare Essence, Backyard Band, Familiar Faces, Suttle Thoughts, BE'LA DONA, and Da Mixx. The photographs were taken by Chip Py, personal photographer to Chuck Brown, between 2010 and 2020. The bulk of the collection dates from 2010-2014. The collection documents the importance of this unique music genre, which became the official music of Washington, D.C. February 19, 2020. As much as possible, each image includes the musicians' stage and given names, band names, and the date and venue of the performances. Whenever possible, band names, stage names, and venues names were taken from sources created by the performers.
- Creation: 2010 - 2020
- Py, Chip (Person)
Biographical / Historical
A native to the D.C. area, Chip Py has been shooting the D.C. music scene since 2005 and the Go-Go scene since 2010. He became Chuck Brown's official photographer during the last year of the musician's life.
15.3 Gigabytes (1,979 files; DIG_0029)
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The Chip Py Go-Go Collection is arranged chronologically.
The collection was transferred to DC Public Library in 2020 by Chip Py.
- Chip Py Go-Go Collection
- An iventory of the Chip Py Go-Go Collection at DC Public Library
- Laura Farley
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