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Duck Dunn fans... a new book!

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[url="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Fingers-Legendary-Bassist-Donald/dp/1495052923"]This is it,[/url] and my copy has just arrived...


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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1502467839' post='3351718']
Yep - it's about 200 pages, of which 150-odd are transcriptions. It shouldn't be considered a biog.
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Uh ok so more a learning tool than the story of Duck's life?

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Anything Duck Dunn is good. . . . but if you can't get his bass lines from listening to the records you need to sharpen up your playing by ear more than you need transcrpitions.

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[quote name='chris_b' timestamp='1502525268' post='3351963']
Anything Duck Dunn is good. . . . but if you can't get his bass lines from listening to the records you need to sharpen up your playing by ear more than you need transcrpitions.
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I didn't buy it for that. I bought it for the first 50-odd pages.

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[quote name='chris_b' timestamp='1502525268' post='3351963']
Anything Duck Dunn is good. . . . but if you can't get his bass lines from listening to the records you need to sharpen up your playing by ear more than you need transcrpitions.
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I wont buy it then on your say so.





Ha! As if.

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1502527200' post='3351976']
I wont buy it then on your say so.[/quote]

I didn't say that.

But I did say anything Duck Dunn is good, so do what you want to do.

I'll certainly be checking it out.

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[quote name='ivansc' timestamp='1502528381' post='3351986']
Well at least thy will sell ONE copy to the chap on here needing help with She Caught the Katy

:lol:
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Heeheehee

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This kept coming up on my Amazon recommendations. The lengthy wait put me off but perhaps one for the Xmas list.

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Ditto
Did you read the amazon review ? Some muppet complains that there is insufficient biography and too much transcription

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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1502467839' post='3351718']
Yep - it's about 200 pages, of which 150-odd are transcriptions.
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They could have saved 75 pages by getting rid of all of the tab ;)

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[quote name='Steve Woodcock' timestamp='1502653105' post='3352736']


They could have saved 75 pages by getting rid of all of the tab ;)
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True but then it would have been dense and impenetrable

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[quote name='Steve Woodcock' timestamp='1502653105' post='3352736']
They could have saved 75 pages by getting rid of all of the tab ;)
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A corollary to that would be; They could have saved 75 pages by getting rid of the dots. So why don't you just buy it, rip the tab pages out and post them to me? I'd like you to be happy with your purchase.

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[quote name='Geek99' timestamp='1502688897' post='3352814']
True but then it would have been dense and impenetrable
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I'm dense and impenetrable. That's why I need tab.

If we all had the eyesight required for dots we'd all be musical genii and virtuosos would be ten a penny.

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Fifty years this year since Duck first came to the UK with the Stax Volt Tour. There's a celebratory concert at the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate it on Sept 1st.

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i still watch his performances in the Blues Brothers movies (particularly Funky Nassau) and hope one day to be halfways as capable. And to be able to "[i]turn goats p1ss into gasoline[/i]" of course.

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