Eddie “Bongo” Brown

Born 13 September 1932. Died 28 December 1984
Eddie “Bongo” Brown
Eddie “Bongo” Brown

Eddie “Bongo” Brown Biography (Wikipedia)

Eddie "Bongo" Brown (September 13, 1932 – December 28, 1984) was an American musician.

He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown played congas, bongos, the gourd and claves for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers band. One of his musical influences was Chano Pozo.

Among Brown's best-known performances on Motown recordings include "(I Know) I'm Losing You" by The Temptations, "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and "If I Were Your Woman" by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

He died in Los Angeles, California in 1984, aged 52.

Kids: Larry Cole, Larnetta Porter, Damita Brown-Haynie, Curtis Brown, Edward Brown III

Married: Geraldine Brown

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