I always loved music by Booker T. and the MG’s. Today I learned, as posted on whereseric.com, bass player Donald “Duck” Dunn has passed away at age 70 in Tokyo, Japan. He was in Tokyo for a series of performances at The Blue Note. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1941, he joined The Mar-Keys before sigining on with Booker T & The MGs in 1963. The band’s instrumental hits include “Green Onions” and “Time Is Tight” but their lasting legacy is as architects of the Stax / Volt sound. At Stax Records, Duck laid down inumerable grooves behind artists like [Read More...]
Happy Birthday Johnny. The Man in Black, aka Johnny Cash was born on this date in 1932. He died on September 12, 2003 of complications from diabetes.
Folsom Prison Blues, Live
Ain’t No Grave
This is a great song and everybody seems to know it and love it. It never fails if I play this at one of my nursing home shows to evoke a positive response from the residents. I normally play it on the guitar, so when I stumbled across this ukulele play along web site and watched the ukenannies it inspired me to try it on my ‘uke next time! If you like playing the ‘uke, you should check out the ukulele play along site…it’s cool.
The other night dear, as I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in [Read More...]
Getting back to 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die…..
Here is one more: The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, “Sack of Woe”