Song Of The Day – Remembering Donald “Duck” Dunn


Photo of musician Donald "Duck" Dunn

Photo of musician Donald “Duck” Dunn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a quick note to acknowledge the passing of a great one, Donald “Duck” Dunn, on May 13.  A member of Booker T & the MG’s, he replaced the original bassist, he is forever connected to Green Onions, even though he was not on the original recording.

He was also notable as a session player for Stax Records, which means he is on about 50 zillion songs recorded there.  He also performed with a multitude of bands, such as CCR, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan and the list goes on and on.    He was also the pipe smoking, wild hair bass player in the Blues Brothers.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on July 29, 2012, in Blues, General, Music, Remembering and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. It was probably the Blues Brothers that turned me on to other forms of music than rock n roll, and I always got a kick out of seeing Donald’s name around the music world.

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