Mel Brown (2)

Mel Brown (2)

Jazz/soul drummer from Portland, Oregon. In the 1960s was a founding member of the Delegates, fronted by organist Billy Larkin.

Following a stint with Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Mel went on to work as a studio & touring drummer for a variety of Motown acts through the 1970s & 80s, including Diana Ross, Martha & the Vandellas and the Main Ingredient. He played on numerous Motown recordings during this period, usually uncredited.

In the early 80s, he returned to Portland and semi-retirement, working as an accountant. He returned to the stage in the 1990s, as a member of Leroy Vinnegar's trio. He also founded the Mel Brown Quintet and the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Trio, among other groups.
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