Chuck Brown: Dancing In His 'Business' Socks

Hey, Soulja Boy - crank this: It's Chuck Brown's newish video, "The Party Roll," in which the Godfather of Go-Go invites various folks to stop, drop and roll. Another titan of funk, George Clinton, for instance, is shown rolling something other than a, well ... you know. R&B songbird Mya shows up, too - thus proving that she is, in fact, still here. (And I was wondering about that, as her new album has been delayed forever, give or take a few months.)

Also on the guest list: Marion Berry, who won't be winning "Dancing With the Stars" anytime soon; and a George W. Bush doppelgänger who, strangely enough, looks a little like a young Mickey Rourke doing an impersonation of 43. (You can see more of him in the longer version of the video, which has an odd movie-style intro for which we may or may not be able to blame R. Kelly.)

Personally, I think "Chuck Baby" (now streaming on Chuck's super-sized MySpace page) is the more infectious single-worthy track from his latest album, "We're About the Business." But your mileage/opinion may vary.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  January 3, 2008; 6:29 PM ET D.C.
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Well, "Chuck Baby" has of course already been released as a single, unless I was hallucinating the entire months of April, May, and June on local hip-hop radio. And "Block Party" was the first song from "We're About the Business" to get a video, which it totally deserved. (Indeed: Let's have a barbeque!) So I'm not sure where you're coming from with the comparison to "Chuck Baby," unless you don't think it's a real single if it doesn't have a video.

Personally, I'm waiting for a single release/video of "Eye Candy," even though the song did not much rock the 9:30 Club at the release party. I am confident that go-go conoisseurs will eventually pick up on its breezily delivered plethora of compliments for whatever ladies happen to be standing around. But "The Party Roll" is a good song, and hopefully it can get the plethora of radio airplay accorded to its brethren in singlehood.

Posted by: Lindemann | January 3, 2008 7:20 PM

Um, yeah, I know. I, too, have figured out how to operate a radio. I'm just saying I prefer "Chuck Baby." But I didn't say it very well. (What else is new?)

Posted by: J. Freedom | January 3, 2008 7:25 PM

Things I learned while watching the Orange Bowl: Chuck Brown's son Nekos plays football for Va. Tech.

Posted by: Sean | January 4, 2008 8:16 AM

Don't know how big of a person one needs to be to count as someone spotted in the video, but one of the long time bouncers at the 9:30 Club, Josh, is leading the dance group towards the end of the video.

FWIW, Josh is the shaved bald kinda round white guy with the huge ear..umm...things in his earlobes.

Posted by: EricS | January 4, 2008 3:13 PM

Also appearing in the Party roll video
Jasmine Alexis,Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2007(lead dancer in hat, ). She can usually be seen on the ballroom dance floor as she is a HOT latin ballroom dancer in real life!

Posted by: Elin | January 13, 2008 7:44 PM

Anyone know who directed Chuck's party roll? it's awesome.

Posted by: Chuck Fan | March 4, 2008 1:40 PM

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