Soul Limbo - BBC's cricket theme tune since the late 1960s. Never bettered for its ability to evoke the game itself.
Donald Dunn was born in Memphis Tennessee, he was nicknamed Donald Duck by his Dad and while an able sportsman as a boy took up a musical career. He joined Booker T in 1964. Soul Limbo was issued in 1968, allegedly based on a song by a Jamaican musician Byron Lee. This gives it its Caribbean feel - although the steel drum sound is actually marimbas. It was instant classic and remains as fresh as a new mown outfield to this day. It rivals Mahler in FB's affections.
|Dunn in 2007|
Booker T is still working, his most recent album was Road from Memphis was released in 2011 and won a Grammy Award.
FB is pleased to lead the thanks of all cricketers to Donald Duck Dunn for his contribution to the game.