A commercial album, Presenting the Sugar Bears, and three singles were released by Big Tree Records with one song, "You Are The One", reaching #51 on the Billboard charts. I get to wake up everyday and see Ella. Sugar Bear & EU, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Oddly enough, these thoughts surfaced at a super happy event I was honored to attend recently, the 75th birthday of a man I respect and admire, Sugar Bear. of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. ,” recalls Stephenson, “that he was in good hands. "I feel like I am in the middle of a medical crisis.". King's Blues Club and Grill, DAR Constitution Hall, Black Family Reunion and D.C.'s Stone Soul Picnic and Unifest. "Experience Unlimited Keyboardist and Go-go Legend Ivan Goff Has Died", Samples of Knock Him Out Sugar Ray by E.U. Big City Records’ releases included Little Benny & the Master’s undisputed go-go masterpiece Cat in the Hat as well as EU’s hugely popular Go Ju Ju Go.  Fronted by lead singer/bassist Gregory "Sugar Bear" Elliot, the group has had a fluctuating membership over the years, but they have maintained a fairly loyal following. “He was also very, very creative.”, During go-go’s golden era, a cover of any song was not just a cover. History. 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Sugar Bear is the advertising cartoon mascot of Post Super Sugar Crisp (later Golden Crisp) cereal, appearing in commercials for the cereal.. Contact Us Experience Unlimited (also known as simply E.U.) | History | Merchandise | Gallery | Contact | Guestbook | Sugar Bear & EU R&B/Soul / Hip Hop / other Upper Marlboro, MD ... more. And Goff Records put out music by the original Pure Elegance, Go-Go Lorenzo, and other go-go artists. You make me happy! His hero was another well-known bass singer of the time, Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. He said: "I hate lying to Jennifer, but I can't eat, can't sleep. “I can’t ever replace Ivan. We’ve all heard it hundreds of times, the reference to the biker “community,” that circle of motorcycle riders we feel we belong to by virtue of our common passion. texted a friend: “Played at the White House Saturday wit da President an 1, A graduate of High Point Regional High School, Ivan Goff. Copyright IRON TRADER NEWS © All rights reserved. experienced a resurgence in the mid to late 1990s, by partnering with the jazz, gospel, pop and gospel session singer, Maiesha Rashad, while performing under the name Maiesha and The Hip Huggers featuring E.U. I don’t have any room in my life, not one dang second, for things like that. The Sugar Bear character was popular enough to have occasional premium toys. Known for his outstanding bass voice, Ford joined The Dramatics in 1968. Five different versions of the record were printed, each with one of five songs shown on the label. Classifieds, About Us Ennis also played all of the instruments and did all of the background vocals on the track contrary to what the credits on the Livin' Large album reflect. But along with honoring a happy occasion and reconnecting with industry friends, these are some of the thoughts that surfaced that day. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited.  It has since also been sampled in Just Blaze's remix of the Beastie Boys hit "Ch-Check It Out". He knew exactly where to put it, without me asking him to.”, Goff was with EU when the band recorded “Da Butt,” for Spike Lee’s 1988 classic School Daze. Goff suffered from congestive heart failure, and friends wonder whether, with better medical care, he might have lived longer. “Ivan was one of the first guys in D.C. that was distributing go-go records and cassettes out of his trunk,” JuJu says. Book a show > About the Band. But as I learned a couple years ago—and it bears repeating—Benny Hardy was never given credit for his work, recognition he both earned and deserved. I remember one time we dropped off 10 copies of the Go Ju Ju Go album at a mom ‘n’ pop gas station in South Carolina. If I wasn’t with y’all I wouldn’t know what to do.”. Sugar Bear starts his familiar chant, trying to set up that call and response, the audience participation EU needs. But it distresses me and it certainly puts a strain on my sense of community when I encounter injustice in biking; such as when one person takes credit for another’s work, or when arrogance gets more attention than dignity. Our free newsletters gives you daily updates on local news and we recommend things for you to do twice a week. "Buck Wild" peaked at #7 on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts. have reunited to perform Da Butt at the 2019 BET Awards. Film/TV in Capitol Heights. In fact, this particular E.U. In September, EU was tapped to perform at the opening celebration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Chef Carlos Delgado, Service Bar Owners, Bring Peruvian Restaurants to Blagden Alley, It’s Hard to Get Excited About This Year’s Washington Football Team, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic. “We toured Japan, and we played in Antigua, Bermuda, Afghanistan, and El Salvador,” says Sugarbear. Sugar Bear normally wore a blue turtleneck sweater with his name on the front, and in the 1980s a bite of Super Sugar Crisp would turn him into the muscular "Super Bear" (this alter ego was used to fight monsters who would steal the cereal). further injected DC go-go into the public consciousness with the release of Beck's "Where It's At", a mid 1990s alt-radio staple. Most recently, a Wacky Wobbler was released by Funko Inc. HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® STAGE KITS FOR MY18+ SOFTAIL MODELS AND MY17+ TOURING MODELS, Dunlop riders sweep AMA Pro Motocross titles for the eleventh straight year, Fleetliner Saddlebags for 2020 Triumph Rocket III, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Youth Build Program Awards $10,000 in Scholarships, Participate in the All Kids Bike Virtual 7k and support getting kiddos on two wheels, All treats – and no tricks – at the Harley-Davidson Museum in October. Theater, Football Homegoing Services for Ivan Goff will be held on Tuesday November 22 at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 910 Addison Rd. 's "Knock Him Out Sugar Ray." Become a Fan Remove Fan. Music Museums/Galleries Please reload the page and try again. During that time, he helped shape EU’s distinctive sound and also had a considerable impact on go-go as a producer, songwriter, and label head. He texted a friend: “Played at the White House Saturday wit da President an 1st Lady and EU Sunday!… 1st Lady Loves Cat in da Hat!…Could be My best weekend ever.”, His final show was at The Howard Theater on November 6, and no one realized it would be his last. Books Experience Unlimited (also known as simply E.U.) NEW E.U. Soccer He also admired him. The walls of the shop also hold pictures from Bear’s 70th birthday party and it was fun to scan them looking for repeat guests and industry friends. Events Calendar He was made a character in the 1964 Saturday morning cartoon Linus the Lionhearted.