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Donald 'Duck' Dunn died May 13 2012

 
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unclebuck



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Donald 'Duck' Dunn died May 13 2012 Reply with quote

Veteran bassist.
Played with Booker T and the MGs, Stax records, Blues Brothers, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Tom Petty, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, and loads more.

You will have heard him more times than you realise!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a real shame. He was a fabulous musician and - as you say - audible in more places than is immediately apparent.

I saw him playing behind Eric Clapton at one of his infamous Royal Albert Hall gigs in the 90s and it was a joy to watch and listen to his bass playing. He had such an unassuming presence on stage and his playing was often mellow and well-rounded (his fingers would glide over the frets) and yet he managed to lay down such a punchy underbelly for the rest of the band. I don't think there's any doubt that the sound we know as The Stax Sound would be very different without Duck's contribution on bass.

Something of a cliche, I know, but this really is "a sad loss" to music.
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