I've long been a fan of Booker T and the M.G.s, so I read with some sadness of the passing of Donald "Duck" Dunn. The amazing thing about Booker T and the M.G.s was the fact that, starting in the early 60's, they were a racially integrated band based in a Southern City (I'd like to note here that Archie Bell and the Drells was also an integrated group). I'm reminded of a political cartoon by Dr Seuss- employing both the black keys and the white keys is key to a harmonious tune. Thanks, Duck Dunn, for the fantastic music and for the wisdom to transcend the bigotry of the milieu in which you found yourself which made it all possible.
Here's a recent version of my favorite Booker T and the M.G.'s song:
Happily, Booker T. Jones is still going strong, he appeared on the David Letterman show last week.