In the rare video footage below, Booker T. & the MG’s perform “Time Is Tight” in 1970 while the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival — a pretty good band in its own right — look on from the wings in wonderment.
Donald “Duck” Dunn died yesterday on tour in Tokyo at the age of 70. Dunn was the bassist who played on just about every great record produced at Stax in the 1960′s. He joined the Stax house band — Booker T. & the MG’s (Booker T. Jones on organ, Steve Cropper on guitar and Al Jackson on drums) — in 1964. Dunn and the crew backed Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King and the other great Stax artists at the heart of the sixties soul awakening. When you hear one of the great singles recorded at Stax, that’s Dunn on bass, as in the incredible video below with Sam and Dave performing “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.”
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