Low D wrote:
And that's why Donald "Duck" Dunn's resume reads like a "who's who": The Blues Brothers, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Guy Sebastian, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Roy Buchanan and Arthur Conley, and (more importantly) just about everybody who recorded at Stax in the '60s. Oh yeah, and a little band called Booker T. & The MGs... He was the man. RIP.
Virtually every song recorded by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Rufus Thomas and many others for Stax bears their [Booker T. & The MGs] distinct groove, with Dunn holding down the low end.
Dunn died in his sleep in Tokyo, after 2 sets at the Blue Note with lifelong best friend Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.
And i hadn't heard that Andrew Love, who played tenor saxophone with Dunn on those Stax classics, died on April 12.