Eddie "Bongo" Brown

born on 13/9/1932 in Clarksdale, MS, United States

died on 28/12/1984 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Eddie "Bongo" Brown

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Eddie "Bongo" Brown (September 13, 1932 December 28, 1984) was an African-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.


As sideman

With Brass Fever

  • Brass Fever (Impulse!, 1975)
  • Time Is Running Out (Impulse!, 1976)


External links

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown at The Internet Movie Database
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