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All Quiet Now: Donald “Duck” Dunn

Bass guitarist Donald “Duck” Dunn, who played with Booker T and the MGs, has died in Tokyo aged 70. The MGs were the house band for Stax Records, and Dunn can be heard on songs such as Otis Redding’s Respect and Sam and Dave’s Hold On, I’m Comin’. He was in Japan for a series of concerts, and had played two shows on Saturday night. His friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour, said Dunn had died in his sleep. “Today I lost my best friend,” Cropper wrote on his Facebook page. “The World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live”. Miho Harasawa, a spokeswoman for Tokyo Blue Note, the last venue Dunn played, confirmed he died alone early Sunday. She had no further details. Born in Memphis on November 24, 1941, Dunn started playing bass at the age of 16. “I tried the guitar but it had two strings too many,” he wrote on his website. “It was just too complicated, man! Plus, I grew up with Steve Cropper. There were so many good guitar players; another one wasn’t needed. What was needed was a bass.” His distinctive grooves underpinned dozens of hit records for the legendary Stax label – including Soul Man and Try A Little Tenderness. The MGs scored their own hit with Green Onions in 1962....

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Festival: Wilderness 2016
Festival: Wilderness 2016
Published On: March 25, 2016

WILDERNESS FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The effervescent and ethereal Wilderness Festival returns to Cornbury Park this summer for a sixth season. Bringing with it an inimitable cocktail of eclectic musical talent, sumptuous communal dining, theatrical performances, thought-provoking debate, the tranquility of the Lakeside Spa and so much more, Wilderness Festival 2016 boasts a programme that continues in their tradition of Continue Reading
Meilyr Jones. Return To Life & UK Tour.
Meilyr Jones. Return To Life & UK Tour.
Published On: March 25, 2016
In support of his debut album, 2013, Meilyr Jones shares Return To Life. The song's accompanying video features studio footage from the album recording back in November 2014, after his return to London from Rome. Working closely on arrangements with composer Joseph Davies, Jones assembled a 30-strong orchestra “out of friends, and friends of Continue Reading
Review: Sanguine Hum. The Weight Of The World.
Review: Sanguine Hum. The Weight Of The World.
Published On: March 25, 2013
Their sound has been described as Radio Head meets Porcupine Tree but they have also have vocal homage to Jonas Bjerre from Mew and Green Gartside (Scritti Poliiti) and guitar riffs that would not shame Steve Hillage. Sanguine Hum from Oxforshire have followed up their debut album Diving Bell with a twisting and turning record that encompasses all that is Continue Reading

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