social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
Jonathan & Kitty
Have too much fun Saturday Night? Relax your mind on Sunday with the Acoustic Cafe from 7-9am

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


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.





Tags :  
Topics : Entertainment_Culture
Social :
Locations : Tokyo
People : Albert KingCrosby Stills NashDan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues)Donald "Duck" DunnEric ClaptonJoan BaezJohn PrineLeo SayerLeon RussellMavis StaplesNeil YoungRod StewartSteve CropperTom Petty


Share This: | More


 
05/14/2012 9:36AM
Remembering Donald "Duck" Dunn
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
Give the Drummer Some!
In Madison, we have a musical legend in our midst. He is none other the The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, who drummed for James Brown, and has had his drumming sampled in more songs than any other. An effort is underway to honor Clyde, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" BJ Thomas
We went a little bit country for this morning's World's Worst iPod song. BJ Thomas went all the way to #1 on the pop, country and easy listening charts with the song ("Hey, would ya play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It was in the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Born to Run
The iconic Bruce Springsteen album Born to Run was released 40 years ago today. This album is an undeniable classic. Even if the title track were the only memorable song, odds are people would still be buying this record today. But "Born to Run" also...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Bette Midler "WInd Beneath My WIngs"
Did you ever know that you're my hero? Bette Midler's song "Wind Beneath My WIngs" went to Number 1 in 1989. It was featured in a movie about death "Beaches," and has probably been played at countless funerals. It's probably because of the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Robert John vs. Kim Carnes
We tried something new today with the World's Worst iPod...pitting two really horrible songs against each other and letting the listeners pick which one gets played in its entirety. We must thank one of our favorite listeners, who goes by "Crazy...
Read More
Best Beer Names from the Great Taste 2015
Aside from drinking beer and checking out everybody's humorous beer-related T-shirts, one of the best parts of the Great Taste of the Midwest is all the creative names that brewers come up with for their concoctions. This year was no...
Read More
The GOP Debate Drinking Game (If you want to stay sober)
So the internet has been flooded with drinking games in advance of teh first GOP presidential debate. (Okay I saw two). What I haven't seen yet is a drinking game for those of us who don't really want to get hammered on a Thursday night. So I...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: "Say You, Say Me," Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie was on fire in the 1980's with an amazing string of hits that included "Say You, Say Me," from the movie White Nights. It was number one on the charts for four weeks in 1985 and was the #2 song for the entire year. It even won an...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
Give the Drummer Some!
In Madison, we have a musical legend in our midst. He is none other the The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, who drummed for James Brown, and has had his drumming sampled in more songs than any other. An effort is underway to honor Clyde, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" BJ Thomas
We went a little bit country for this morning's World's Worst iPod song. BJ Thomas went all the way to #1 on the pop, country and easy listening charts with the song ("Hey, would ya play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It was in the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Born to Run
The iconic Bruce Springsteen album Born to Run was released 40 years ago today. This album is an undeniable classic. Even if the title track were the only memorable song, odds are people would still be buying this record today. But "Born to Run" also...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Bette Midler "WInd Beneath My WIngs"
Did you ever know that you're my hero? Bette Midler's song "Wind Beneath My WIngs" went to Number 1 in 1989. It was featured in a movie about death "Beaches," and has probably been played at countless funerals. It's probably because of the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Robert John vs. Kim Carnes
We tried something new today with the World's Worst iPod...pitting two really horrible songs against each other and letting the listeners pick which one gets played in its entirety. We must thank one of our favorite listeners, who goes by "Crazy...
Read More
Best Beer Names from the Great Taste 2015
Aside from drinking beer and checking out everybody's humorous beer-related T-shirts, one of the best parts of the Great Taste of the Midwest is all the creative names that brewers come up with for their concoctions. This year was no...
Read More
The GOP Debate Drinking Game (If you want to stay sober)
So the internet has been flooded with drinking games in advance of teh first GOP presidential debate. (Okay I saw two). What I haven't seen yet is a drinking game for those of us who don't really want to get hammered on a Thursday night. So I...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: "Say You, Say Me," Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie was on fire in the 1980's with an amazing string of hits that included "Say You, Say Me," from the movie White Nights. It was number one on the charts for four weeks in 1985 and was the #2 song for the entire year. It even won an...
Read More
Categories
Archives