Singer and trumpet player Anthony Harley - better known as Little Benny - was a senior in high school when Chuck Brown's 1979 hit Bustin' Loose brought global attention to Washington DC's homegrown breed of funk - go-go music. Harley had joined with go-go band Rare Essence in 1974, who were originally known as The Young Dynamos. Rare Essence was one of the most influential go-go bands, and Harley has been considered one of the important founding fathers of the genre. Harley, who would sometimes play two trumpets at once, left Rare Essence in the mid-1980's to form his own band - Little Benny and The Masters. In 1984 the band released their first single Who Comes To Boogie. The night before his death in 2011, Harley was performing at a show alongside his comrade, the "Godfather Of Go-Go" Chuck Brown.
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