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A Tribute to Donald "Duck" Dunn

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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