God’s Calling The Band Back Together

It seems unfair that the great musicians with Memphis-based Stax records got shafted out of a lot of money, including the legendary bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn. And it’s even sadder that most of my generation know him only as the bassist in the Blues Brothers movie, a comedy with about three jokes wrapped around a black-and-white minstrel show.

Dunn passed away in Tokyo yesterday at the age of 70.

And, courtesy YouTube, here’s what all the fuss was about. Playing bass with Booker T and the MGs, here’s Green Onions.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.