Re: RIP, Stax Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn
When the Blues Brothers first came out and all the musician got their own little solo during the credit...
...that was the first time I'd heard of Donald "Duck" Dunn...
...I found out later, I'd been hearing Mr. Dunn all my life on some of the (this was the expression at the time) "Blackest" Music being made in America...that Sweet Soul Music on Stax.
I only knew who he was because of a Comedy but he was no joke
True. It's ironic that the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section who were all southern white guys laid down the tracks for singers such as Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge. And of course there is that perfect opening to Aretha's first million seller I Never Loved a Man the Way that I Love You
I had folks who were ready to fight when I told them that the only Black musician in the studio on that session was Aretha.
It really says more about music than anything else though.
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare
Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington