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    Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bass guitarist whose bouncy rhythms helped define the Memphis soul sound of Stax Records and graced recordings by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, the Blues Brothers, Booker T. and the MGs, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart, died May 13 in Tokyo. He was 70.

    His longtime collaborator, guitarist Steve Cropper, announced Mr. Dunn’s death online but did not specify a cause. Mr. Dunn and Cropper had been performing at a Tokyo nightclub in a revue of Stax performers.

    He and Cropper got a restart from the original Blues Brothers film



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    That's 2 gone from the Blues Brothers movie band. Mr. Fabulous Alan Rubin died last June and now Dunn. To quote him from that movie, "We had a sound that turned goat piss into gasoline." Classic.

    Edit: 3 gone counting Jake.
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    "We had a sound that turned goat piss into gasoline."


    And they weren't lying!


    Lest we forget: Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and James Brown got a bounce from the movie and are now lost to us.
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    I saw the Doobie Brothers in 2006 at Pine Knob, and he was playing in their lineup for that tour (no Michael McDonald).

    I loved The Blues Brothers, both on SNL and the movie. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    "We had a sound that turned goat piss into gasoline."


    And they weren't lying!


    Lest we forget: Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and James Brown got a bounce from the movie and are now lost to us.
    A lot of that cast is now gone. The nun, the radio dispatcher, head Nazi, the man in the restaurant who's daughters Jake wanted to buy, John Lee Hooker, lead singer from the Good 'ole boys, Bob, owner of Bob's Country Bunker, John Candy, among others.
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