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Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn’s big moment came in 1965 when he replaced Lewie Steinberg as bassist for Booker T & The MGs. The group, which also featured guitarist Steve Cropper, became the house band for Stax Records in Memphis.
Duck and the boys would go on to provide backing for some of the greatest blues and soul artists including Albert King, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes and William Bell. He’s also well known as a member of The Blues Brothers Band; Duck starred in the 1980 Blues Brothers movie alongside his Stax compadre Steve Cropper. While Donald has played some killer lines during his career, one of our all-time faves is his playing on She Caught The Katy from the Blues Brothers soundtrack. Hit it!
Band(s): Booker T & The MGs, The Blues Brothers Band
Gear: Fender Precision Bass, Lakland 44-64 Custom