In memory of Donald “Duck” Dunn, who passed away over the weekend.
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He will be greatly missed.
btw, for lovers of Southern Rock 'n' Soul, do yourself a favor and check out the Alabama Shakes. Their bassist is clearly a Duck Dunn aficionado (among many enjoyable features they have).
Sheeat, man. I dint realize this guy was just over at the Blue Note the night before he died. That's a hop, skip and a jump from my office...and Jazz's, too.
Did you know he was in town, Jazz?
It's a small ass world
I wrote this on a friend's facebook page, in re: Mr. Dunn:
"I always thought it was cool that the core of the great 60s Stax sound was from 2 black guys and 2 white guys, playing together like one incredible organism. Memphis in the 60s and the best sounds were coming from a fully integrated quartet. It was like they were pointing the way to better things. Also, they were shit-hot."
Duck knew what to play and when to play it.
For more on Dunn, read this: http://amzn.to/bQzP9P
Yeah, I need to read that Guralnick book sometime. The first volume of his 2 part Elvis Presley bio was one of the best biographies I have ever read.
I'd forgotten until yesterday that Duck didn't play on the studio version of Green Onions.
I've read several of his books. They are all good, this one is my favorite.
 The second volume of his Elvis bio (Carless Love) wasn't as good as the first, mainly because I think Guralnick just couldn't click with later Elvis. But that first book was just riveting and revealing.
 Yep. Sunday night radio show I lalways listen to had promoted the gigs. Real sad..someone at the Friday gig had mailed in to the Dj that "Steve was genki but Duck was looking real oji-san.." His time was up. :(
 Ha! That's "CARELESS Love," not "Carless." Besides, Elvis was rarely car-less, but often careless.
As I keep saying, Duck's back with Al Jackson, Jr, giving the hereafter a seriously bad-ass rhythm section.
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