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That time Donald "Duck" Dunn told me that Eric 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”. 180 more words

Rock Legends

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

When I started to write this blog it was with the intent on covering my vinyl singles and albums I had bought during the 70’s and 80’s. 341 more words


Feelin' Alright? Traffic (Dave Mason); Joe Cocker; The Osmonds with Isaac Hayes

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Feelin’ Alright? This is a classic R&B song from the late 60s. We will start with the original song by Traffic, and then we will review covers from Joe Cocker, and also by Isaac Hayes & the Osmond Brothers. 3,144 more words

Rock And Roll

A Song with a Long Shelf Life

(All Images: Authors Collection)

Despite the bad news in the press recently about Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned drinking water clean-up, there is a more nostalgic and brighter story to share about the large blue letters that once appeared on the outside of a building at  2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. 371 more words

"Green Onions"

Green Onions (Stax, 1962)

A template was the Stax soul sound was made in the summer of 1962, when 17-year-old organ player Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper, upright bassist Lewie Steinberg and drummer Al Jackson Jr. 81 more words


Day 42, No. 42. Isaac Hayes

HAIRCUT 100: Day 42, No. 42. Isaac Hayes (1942–2008): Soul man, singer/songwriter, actor, producer, voice artist, and one-time owner of the Memphis Sounds basketball team. Hayes came from a Tennessee sharecropper family; his mother died young and his father abandoned his kids, leaving them to be raised by their grandparents. 293 more words

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WOAE006 Tim Sampson

Tim Sampson is communications director for the Soulsville Foundation which runs the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Stax Music Academy and the Soulsville Charter School in Memphis. 53 more words

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