bands/musicians The Best Go Go Groups/Artists  

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Go go artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List includes any good go go band label, album and biographical information when available if you click on the names. This list of the top go go bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Go go groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all go go bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest go go bands of all time, since the most famous go go artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best go go music.

You can click on the go go band names to see more information about that particular notable go go group. If they're near the top of the best go go artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top gogo bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the go go band names themselves. Since go-go music originated in Washington DC in the mid 60s-70s, many of the artists who play that subgenre of funk music are from the DC area.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including Amerie and Wale. You get to decide which artists are the best by voting for your favorites. If you like The Big Hurt or Sy Smith, then make your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in go go music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new go go bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of go go, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into go go music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good go go bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent go go bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best go go bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest go go musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular go go bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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ojkiller added Kirk Guitar Thompson R&B/Go-go/Jazz - ​From: Washington DC, United States Genre:R&B, Jazz, Pop Kirk Guitar Thompson is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter and musician and Guitarist. He has 6 Albums and 2 singles

132 20
Chuck Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Chuck Brown Go-go, Funk

127 21
Rare Essence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Rare Essence Go-go

111 18
Junk Yard Band is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists

45 7
Backyard Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Jay Upt added Backyard Band

55 13
Trouble Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Trouble Funk Go-go, Funk

39 18
Mambo Sauce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Mambo Sauce Go-go

38 27
Wale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Wale Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Go-go

10 6
Malaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
-1457812843790 added Malaki Gospel

8 11
John Bowman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
John Bowman Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

7 10
Curtis Johnson and the Eternal... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists

9 13
The Big Hurt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
The Big Hurt Ska, Acid jazz, Breakbeat

8 16
Sy Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Go Go Groups/Artists
Sy Smith Neo soul, Rhythm and blues, Jazz