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Remembering Donald "Duck" Dunn

When it was announced that bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn died over the weekend, Dan Aykroyd (aka Elwood Blues) issued this statement: "(He) was the backbone of the Stax/Volt era. He was and will remain universally loved by all that knew him. His talent, knowledge and warmth, and especially his humor will be greatly missed."

His longtime collaborator, guitar player Steve Cropper wrote on Facebook: "Today I lost my best friend, the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live."

Now I knew that Dunn had quite the resume, with a discography that's a mile long. "Duck" Dunn (no relation, of course) played with Booker T. and the MG's and Otis Redding, and of course the Blues Brothers, and was in the Blues Brothers movie in 1980.

I had the opportunity to see Cropper and Dunn when they played with Crosby Stills Nash and Young a decade or so ago. But that short list is just the start. Check out his official website and you'll see the list also includes playing on albums by Elvis Presley, Albert King, Leon Russell, Rod Stewart, John Prine, Joan Baez, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Mavis Staples, and even Leo Sayer. (Leo Sayer, really?)

Dunn started playing in bands with Steve Cropper in high school, and died just hours after appearing on stage with him in Tokyo. He passed away in his sleep at age 70.

Check out Dunn's serious groove in this classic from Booker T. and The MG's.





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