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What Duck Done - Great Book

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mongeaux, May 19, 2004.


  1. Mongeaux

    Mongeaux

    Apr 14, 2004
    I just bought the book "What Duck Done" and I love it. It has 33 transcribed bass lines from some of the best R&B and blues tunes ever.

    It comes with 2 CD's that feature rhythm section only tracks for each tune.

    This book is a must buy for anybody who likes classic R&B tunes.

    Besides learning some new tunes this book will also give you some practice in reading music. Thats right folks NO TAB! I like it that way. Imo learning to read music is an important step along the road to becoming a good musician.

    Anyway, go buy the book :hyper:
     
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Thanks for the heads up. I have admired Duck Dunn's work for years. Also I like instructional material that comes with a Cd, because that really helps you hear how something is supposed to sound.
     
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I own it.

    I grew up with Duck, as I was a big Otis Redding fan when
    I was in my teens.

    When AM radio was playing bubblegum for bubbleheads,
    I was listening to Stax, Motown, British Invasion, the
    British blues cover bands and whatnot. None of which you
    would really hear on the radio.

    That sounds familiar ...

    Looks like we have come full circle back to
    bubblehead music on the radio... :rolleyes:

    Duck had good solid P Bass lines.

    Another artist and recording I like from that period is
    Harvey Brooks. He had exquisite tone. He was the
    studio guy on 'Super Session', the seminal 60's recording
    produced by Al Kooper, featuring guitarists Mike Bloomfield
    on the A side, and Steven Stills on the B side.

    Harvey's treatment of "Albert's Shuffle" and "Stop" is a
    testament to the best of the tone and feel of just about
    any session guy I have ever heard. Great recording.

    Craig Garfinkel, renowned TB member, mentioned the
    other day that Harvey was the bassist on Miles Davis'
    "Bitches Brew", which I never realized. Another
    over the top record.

    But this thread is about Duck.

    I can't tell you the many, many hours of pleasure the
    Stax revue has given me in my life, some of the best
    dances, rolls-in-the-hay, romances, and sunny days
    were punctuated by Duck.

    I got a little respect, I sat at the dock of the bay, I felt
    like Mr. Pitiful, I held her in these arms of mine, and I
    couldn't turn her loose. Not a bad legacy.

    Yeah, that book is in my house.

    Faaa fafa fafa, fafa fafa .....
     
  4. `ash

    `ash

    Feb 26, 2004
    Melbourne
    i have this book too and its great.