Sunday, May 13, 2012

Duck Dunn RIP

What has already been a terrible year for Memphis soul just got a whole lot worse with news of the death of bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn' in Japan, where he was playing with his long time partner Steve Cropper. Duck Dunn played on Last Night by the Mar-Keys and became a key member of Booker T and the MGs who had many hits of their own and also acted as house band at Stax, backing great recordings by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd and Albert King. My photo shows him playing with Steve Cropper at Porretta in 2007.
Following the deaths of Andrew Love, Skip Pitts and J Blackfoot in recent weeks, this has been a huge blow to soul music.


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