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Preston Epps

Preston Epps has been played on NTS in shows including Diddy Wah, featured first on 25 January 2016. Songs played include B'wana Bongos, Bongo Rock and Mister Bongos.

Preston Epps (Mangum, Oklahoma, U.S., July 19, 1930 - May 9, 2019) was an American percussionist.

Epps learned to play percussion instruments, including the bongos, while he was stationed in Okinawa during the Korean War. After his tour of duty he settled in Southern California, playing in coffee shops and working odd jobs. Arthur Laboe, a local disc jockey, signed him to Original Sound Records, which released his single "Bongo Rock" in 1959. The tune became a hit…

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B'wana Bongos
Preston Epps
Donna Records1962
B'wana Bongos
Preston EppsDonna Records1962
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Bongo Rock
Preston Epps
Original Sound1959
Bongo Rock
Preston EppsOriginal Sound1959
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Mister Bongos
Preston Epps
Donna Records1962
Mister Bongos
Preston EppsDonna Records1962
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