Lulu's Back In Town - Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Michel Gondry

from the album Be Kind Rewind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2008)

Duck Dunn died today.  He is my favorite bass player.  I saw him play with Booker T. & the MGs at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia in the mid 90's.  It was a summer afternoon show on hot Georgia asphalt and there was no shade to be had.  I stood there dripping sweat... mesmerized... listening and watching as he took me to school.  Or was it church?

Then there were those crazy nights, watching Bar Fly with my friends, groovin' to Hip Hug Her.  Fun times.  The corn was green.

I still listen to Booker T. & The MGs all the time.  Their sound stirs my soul.  Duck Dunn's bass lines and tone are legendary.  Take a listen to Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign, Sam & Dave's Hold On, I'm Coming,  Otis Redding's Respect, and Wilson Pickett's In The Midnight Hour.  Was anybody better?

Lulu's Back In Town is an obscure soul jam.  It is the last recording I have from him.  God Bless Duck Dunn.


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