Lawrence Lloyd Brown Sr. died Apr. 6 of a respiratory condition. He was 63. Word of his death comes from the Mitchum-Wilson Funeral Home.
Brown was still performing with the Blue Notes until January, when he became ill while singing at a show in Chester.
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes are known for songs including "I Miss You," "If You Don't Know Me by Now," "The Love I Lost," "Bad Luck" and "Wake up Everybody."
Many people have forgotten that Simply Red's career-defining song is actually a cover version! Here is the original in all its true soul glory. This was the group's biggest hit, and made singer Teddy Pendergrass a star. Heartache, baby!
Song : "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
From the LP "HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES" a.k.a. "I MISS YOU" (PIR) Sep. 12, 1972
Harold Melvin : vocals
Teddy Pendergrass : lead vocals
Larry Brown : bass vocals
Bernard Wilson : baritone vocals
Lloyd Parks : tenor vocals
Gamble & Huff : production
Get it here : If You Don't Know Me By Now