Rare Essence

Rare Essence

Rare Essence

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Live PA #23 Live @ Aqua Nightclub 11-5-2022 ENERGY album art
  • Live PA #23 Live @ Aqua Nightclub 11-5-2022 ENERGY
  • January 2023
  • 9 Songs
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Top Songs

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Lock ItE
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Overnight ScenarioE
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20 Minute WorkoutE
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One On OneE
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Do You Know What Time it Is?

Albums

  • Live at The Celebrity Hall and The Metro Club

    Feb 2022 • 6 songs

  • Live at Breeze's Metro Club

    Jan 2022 • 6 songs

  • The Official Sounds of the Capital

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Rare Essence

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One of the classic Washington, D.C. go-go acts, Rare Essence carried the torch from the boisterous style's early-'80s heyday well into the next three decades. Founded in 1976, the band began as the Young Dynamos. After a change of name and a lineup expansion, Rare Essence made their recorded debut in 1981 with "Body Moves," co-produced by scene godfather Chuck Brown. The single had a brief stay on Billboard's Soul Singles chart, and the band quickly emerged alongside Trouble Funk, E.U., and other popular go-go bands. Despite countless membership changes, including the 1994 mur...
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