That time I asked bass legend Donald “Duck” Dunn why they called him Duck

By Steve Newton Here's a fun little 30-second audio snippet that never fails to make me smile. Back in 1985 I did an interview with bass-guitar legend Donald "Duck" Dunn, who at the time was playing in Eric Clapton's touring band. Dunn is famous for playing bass with Booker T. & the M.G.'s and for his session work … Continue reading That time I asked bass legend Donald “Duck” Dunn why they called him Duck

That time Duck Dunn told me that Clapton was the best all-around guitarist he ever worked with

By Steve Newton Bass players don't get much more special than Donald "Duck" Dunn. As a session musician for Stax Records, Dunn brought the bottom end on scores of legendary tracks, including gems like Otis Redding's "Respect", Sam & Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign". He was also the bassist … Continue reading That time Duck Dunn told me that Clapton was the best all-around guitarist he ever worked with