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Donald “Duck” Dunn and Steve Cropper: Time is Tight (Final U.S. Performance)

On this day in 1941, the great Donald “Duck” Dunn was born. And that was a good thing for bass players ever since… he showed us the right way to hold it down.

Here’s a video from Duck’s final U.S. performance, just two weeks before he passed away in 2012. The tune is Booker T. & The MG’s “Time is Tight”, with Ducks long-time collaborator Steve Cropper on guitar, with Lester Snell on organ and Steve Potts on drums.

This fan shot video, but the bass comes through really well. Duck held it down to the very end, like he had over his 50+ year career.

Thanks for showing us the way, Duck. RIP.

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Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Just good ole solid bass – RIP Duck!