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Donald “Duck” Dunn, R.I.P.

Bass player Donald “Duck” Dunn, best known for his stints with Booker T & the MGs and The Blues Brothers, died in his sleep following a performance in Tokyo. He was 70.

I had a chance to see Dunn perform with Booker T & the MGs at the Ottawa Blues Festival in 1999 along with fellow MG Steve Cropper. Dunn had a nearly half century collaboration with Cropper. Together, they forged the core of the Stax Records sound. Over the years, Dunn played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the recently departed Levon Helm.

Most people think of “Respect” as Aretha Franklin’s song. It was actually written and originally recorded by Otis Redding. Dunn played on that record and it has a much different arrangement.

Well, “Time is Tight” so I leave you with “Green Onions”.

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