Publish Date: December 9, 2018
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Welcome To The Baddest Old School GoGo Website On The Planet, where you can listen To Old School GoGo JukeBoxes with Full Shows dating back to 1977 All Day EveryDay! This site is dedicated to the Memory and History of Washington DC & GoGo of the early 80's!
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Hey, what's happening? Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Sherman, and I grew up in Washington D.C. and P.G. County, MD listening to GoGo and going to GoGo's from the time I was a 13 year old teenager. I'm talking about back in the day when you could get into a GoGo for $5.00 and see up to 5 or 6 bands. Remember those days? Back in the day, promoters would highlight the GoGo's by calling them a Band & Show. They would last up until 5 o'clock in the morning at some places. For anyone who doesn't know why they were called Band and Shows, it was because the bands back in the day used to give a real show, with well organized and in sync steps. It was tight!
Before telling our story, first & foremost, we must send a Special Dedication out to The Whole Damn Southview Crew! Special Dedications going out to Berton, Stacy & Terk, Doug, Marcus & Charles, Danny D, Danny A, Monte, Ivan & Ron, Chris & Stacy, Pee Wee, Steve & Junie, Jeff, Junior, Missy & Rolando, Bucky & Squirt, Kevin S, Smiley, Juan, Carlos & Keisha, Greg & Rick, Tom Tom, Smiley, Cliff & Dave, Bill & Bob, Kevin & Charles, Tyrone, Darryl & Wanda, CuJo, Spiderman, Shane, Keith, Rainbow, Preston, Rosie & Andre, Richard, Carl & Shavon, Kevin & Walter, Kevin & Charles, Eric, Shawn, Spoony & Count, Mario, Maurice, Tyrone & Tony, Pumpkin & Meatball, Tracy, Tia, Cee Cee, Renee, Chaquita & Monica. Our apologies if we left anyone out, but no worries! Just message Admin and we'll get you in here!
Me and my partners Terk, Danny A, Danny D, Monte, Doug & Marcus went to almost every GoGo spot you can name. Check out some of the flix we were fortunate enough to hold on to by clicking the following link.
We would go to Cheriy's with the whole Southview Crew to see Essence, Class and sometimes the old Physical Wundor. We would sit on the floor for what seemed to be hours to wait for the next band to play. The Panorama Room, The Coliseum (It was something about that place that I loved), Anacostia Park for Malcolm X Day, where E.U. would always tear it up. The Howard - Remember the metal stumps on the floor that would trip you up, which were left after the old theater chairs had been removed?
I remember I would even ride my bike to Forestville Skating Rink from Oxon Hill, by myself, with my tape recorder to see Redds & The Boys every Friday night, you talking about pressed! I would have my tape recorder strapped to the boy bar on my bike, and would groove all the way home with that fresh tape I had just recorded. My friends thought I was crazy, but everybody wanted a copy of that fresh new tape I had the next day. I also remember trying to sneak into Oxon Hill High to see Essence and none of us had any money. About 12 or 15 of us tried to lift one of those bike racks up to the Gym window out back, which was about 2 stories up. Little did we know how heavy that thing was. We got that thing up in the air and couldn't get it any further, so everybody just dropped it when we heard P.G. (The Police) coming. We ran through the woods and got all cut up and scarred. By the way, we gave up getting in and went back to groove to Essence from the back window.
We used to hit The Paragon II to see Trouble on Wednesday nights, man was that a hump from S.E. on the bus. I remember thinking we were in another city after that first ride there, but we kept going back. Crystal Skate, Evans Grill and Triples. The Friendly Annex, which would pretty much be S.E., Oxon Hill and Fort Washington. We would go down to the Ball Diamond in Charles County to see Benny and the Masters. We were fortunate enough to be at Highland to see Essence play for free. We would hit Southeast Gardens, which was really in Oxon Hill, Columbia Park to see Trouble again, the Cap Center to see all the honies from all over. The Chapter III, Eastside, Rythms, and I can't forget about the RSVP, at Waterside Mall in S.W. The Metro Club to see Essence every Thursday night. Wilmers Park, where we got stranded and never went again. Mrs. Mack (Rare Essence's Manager at the time) gave us a ride home, after we stopped yelling and cursing at one another. Each one of us blaming the other for not having a ride home. Man was it dark out there after they turned those lights out. We even hit spots in VA, like Alexandria Skating Rink to see Ovation and some other band, which had to be the worst band I had ever seen. We used to go down to Jimmy's Lounge and Cross Creek to see Prophecy, which was about a 2 hour ride, but we were driving by then. We would also go out to King George VA to support Doc and the Physical Wundor crew. That's enough for now!
On this site you will find the baddest Old School GoGo dating back to 1977, but aside from listening to what we consider the Greatest era of music in history, you can also Watch Videos, Upload & Trade Music, buy Old School GoGo Posters, Shirts & Apparel, see Old School GoGo Flicks, play Old School Arcade Games and everything else related directly to Old School GoGo. If you are an Old School GoGo fanatic, then this site was built for you. So anything you would like to see relating to Old School GoGo, just let us know, and we will try our best to accommodate you. We will be having many Old School GoGo topics, where you can voice your opinion and be heard. We want everyone to recognize where and how GoGo got started, as well as the people and bands that put in the time, sweat and energy, to make it possible for the many GoGo bands to exist and play today. We feel the phenomenal GoGo artists from back in the day, don't get the deserved props that they should. So we'll try to make sure they are recognized and never forgotten through the efforts of Before you tour our site and visit our extensive collection of Tapes and CD's, we would like to extend a special thanks to many of the people that had a real effect on Old School GoGo.
Special thanks to The Soul Searchers (RIP Chuck), Tony Fisher & Dyke (RIP), T-Bone, Tricky Foot Ricky (Trouble Funk), Sugar Bear, Oola Tony, Smokey, Foxy Brown, Butch, Sugar Foot Ricky, JuJu, CJ, Hunter, Vernon, Young Boy Lee, Mike & Tito! (E.U.)
Funk, Benny, Lawrence, Foots (RIP), Weaves, Jungle Boogie, David, Mickey, Funky Ned, White Boy, DC, Donnell & Derrick, Big Horn, JB, BJ, Scottie, Marky, also three cool cats, my man Godfather, Mike Muse & Luther, What's Happenin fellas? (R.E.) By the way, we can't forget about the Benny & The Masters Crew - Elmo (RIP), Kicko, JuJu and all the rest of that gang!
Eddie (Slow motion), GoGo Mike, GoGo Eric, Doc (Ayre Rayde), Redds, GoGo Danny (Redds & the Boys), Cabalou & Skintight ( Petworth), Tidy & GoGo Spanky (Class), Loose Booty (Peacemakers), Charlie Horse, Big Simmon, Goonie Brown (Mass). What's Up Sy, Rick & Tracy, Jazz & Lorenzo, Master Ron, D D, Mike, Stan & Michelle, Kevin, Slim Jim, Howdy Dooty, WD, Doc & Daou? (The Big Bad Prophecy Band). Special dedication going out to the Pure Elegance crew (RIP Dave), and my man Petey! We also want to send a special dedication out to the PC Groovers from Seat Pleasant, as well as the Superior Funk Band and the Mighty Groovers.
What's up Doc (Kenny), Reggie Reynolds, Ed Blair, Ginuwine, Hit, Casper, Craig Clipper, Mark, Big Mark & Rico (That Physical Wundors Crew). Buggs, Heavy One (RIP), Glass eye Darrell, Wink, Pratt & all that old Junk Yard Crew. Can't forget about BYB & NEG - Big G, Rah Rah, Hot Sauce, Buggy, Smoke & all that Old New School Crew still holding it down. We like to send a special dedication out to all the Rappers of GoGo - Fat Rodney (RIP), Stinky Dink, Rappin Redds, Tony Blunt, Ronnie T and all the rest of the GoGo Rappers! Special dedication going out to The All City Crew down at the old Lorton, up at Hagerstown, Louisburg, Petersburg and the rest of the Old School Crew on lockdown! A BIG SHOUT out to all the FEMALE GoGo Bands - Pleasure, Precise, Royalty, Clique & Delicious. Special thanks to all the soundmen - Rio, Googie, Mix Master, Charlie and all the rest of the Big Bad Soundmen. We can't forget about Wolfman, Tricky Rick, DJ Flexx, DJ Kool, DJ Rico and all the DJ's from back in the day, as well as today. IF we left anyone out, please send us an e-mail and we will add them to our list.
Now we would like to give a Special Dedication to all the neighborhoods and GoGo spots back in the day. Special Dedication going out to 14th and Quincy N.W., The Southview Crew, Ft. Washington & The Friendly Annex Crew, Cappers Crew, Park Rd., Clifton Terrace, Rittenhouse, Aspen Court, Fern St., Emery Heights, Celebrity Hall, Condon Terrace, Oxon Hill, Sursum Corda, Glendarden, Highland, Parkland, Landover, Congress Heights, Cheriy's (formerly known as Atlantic St. Skating Rink), Linda Pollen, Whaler Place, Hillcrest, Iverson Mall & Chuck E. Cheese in Marlow Heights, Riggs Park, the Black Hole, the Pic Center in Seat Pleasant, Michigan Park, Suitland, Galveston St., Barry Farms, Valley Green, The A Team, CIX, Gangster Chronicles, The Young Dillingers, The Hill Boys, Lincoln Heights, Mayfair Mansions, Paradise, Ledroit Park, 5n0, 640, Fairmont Heights, Simple City, Langston Lane, Forest Heights, Forestville, Maryland Gardens, Brentwood, River Terrace, Montana Ave. & 12th Street, Potomac Gardens, NW Gardens, Minnesota Ave., Nova Ave., Frederick, MD.
7th & T, Lincoln Rd. & R, Hanover Place, Capital Heights, Edgewood, 8th & H Crew, Garfield Terrace, Palmer Park & The Club Lebaron, Seat Pleasant, Woodland, Glass Manor, Indian Queen, MLK Ave, Anacostia, The Room, Fairfax Village, East Gate, Trinidad, Benning Rd, The Ivy City crew, Washington Heights, Forest Creek & Evans Grill, Crystal Skate, Kalorama Skating Rink, Alexandria Skating Rink, The Panorama Room, Howard Theater, Maverick Room, The Coliseum, The Capital Center, The Stadium Armory, Triples, Anacostia Park & Malcom X Day, Paragon II, Ibex, Largo, Kenilworth, Summit Hills, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Langley Park, The Moonlight Inn, The Dog Patch, The Mousetrap, Wilmers Park, Waldorf, Annapolis, Columbia MD, Good Hope Rec., Ft. Meade, Bladensburg, Hyattsville, Geogia Ave., Shirley Duke & Cameron Valley (Alexandria), The Burg, Halls Hill, Green Valley, Johnson Hill, Del Ray, Town & The New Projects, The Highway & 7 Woods, Beacon Woodz, Gum Springs, Dale City, Woodbridge, Reston, Gaithersburg, The Tamarack Crew, Rockville, White Oak Armory, Cross Creek & Jimmy's Lounge, the Soldiers out of Leesburg VA, Loudoun House Hustlers, Georgetown South.
The Firehouses! Oxon Hill Firehouse, Lanham Firehouse, Brandywine Firehouse, Hillside Firehouse, Mechanicsville Firehouse, Bryans Road Firehouse, Glenn Dale Firehouse, Crofton Firehouse and all the other Firehouses that we left out! To be continued.....
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