Thursday, July 05, 2012

Time is tight

And ain't that the truth!

I have been hoping to put together a collection of musical highlights from the career of legendary bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn (of Booker T & the M.G.s and Blues Brothers Band fame), who died this May, for the upcoming holiday weekend (7th/8th seems to be when most of the Independence Day shenanigans are going down this year), but... well, I was without Internet altogether last weekend; and I am kind of busy this week - catching up with friends, sampling barbecued food, rekindling my amour fou with beer, and so on.

However, early researches turned up this gem, the all too appropriately named Time Is Tight, one of Booker T & the M.G.s' signature tunes. This is a superb live performance from 1970, opening a concert in Oakland for Creedence Clearwater Revival (the beardy fellows glimpsed  a couple of times mooching in the wings, watching the number slack-jawed with delight, are John Fogerty and co.).

A fuller post of songs in which Duck's bass played a key role will be forthcoming... shortly. For now, sit back and enjoy this.

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