May 14 2012
Today we celebrate one of music's unsung heroes. Donald "Duck" Dunn passed away on Sunday at the age of 70. Dunn was best known as the bassist for Booker T and The MGs. He also laid down bass lines for musical greats like Tom Petty, Herbie Mann, Otis Redding and even Bill Withers.
When I think of Donald "Duck" Dunn, I immediately think of the Blue Brothers. Dunn was the bassist in the Blues Brothers Show Band and Revue. I always think of Duck smoking his pipe while laying down the groove to "Time is Tight."
Many soul and R&B groups have covered this track, but I was surprised to find that in 1980 the Clash covered this R&B staple...
R.I.P. Donald "Duck" Dunn