I first heard this joint back in D.C. and it wasn't the Bar-Kays--it was the legendary go-go group Rare Essence. They just killed this joint. That led me to the Bar-Kays, which is of course is the classic.

None of the Howard cats liked Go-Go--it was that New York hip-hop elitist bullshit. But you see these cats live and it's religious. I once saw Junkyard at Howard do a rendition of "I Get Around." (With some dude doing the "Step up, Step, Step Up" part) I never wanted to hear Tupac again. I think it is hard to make it translate recorded, for whatever reason. But of the best shows I've seen, at least three have been go-gos.


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