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Wes Montgomery’s ‘Sundown’

Latu Miller meets Dr. Dum d’Dum (AKA Bruce Brown)

Latu Miller meets Dr. Dum d’Dum – Sundown

For more Latu Miller and other members of his marvelously jazzy family, please see https://www.youtube.com/results?searc…. And here’s Latu and Muau Miller’s original baseless version of Sundown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9TpP…. It’s really good. It inspired me! Check it out…

For more Dr. Dum d’Dum, please see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGW….

Dr. Dum d’Dum is playing a 1994 Yamaha Motion B MB-40 Bass on this cut.

Dr. Dum d’Dum: saving the world, one bass line at a time.

P.S. As a general rule, I don’t “prescribe” a bass line for a song I like if there’s already a bass on the track, but this time I broke my rule. Here, the original track had some extremely nice bass playing by Latu Miller’s brother Muau Miller. Muau Miller gave the song what I would describe as a mellow, pastoral feeling — what you might expect if you watched the sun go down from a remote island in the South Pacific like the Millers of Samoa.

I loved Latu’s playing, AND I loved Muau’s playing, but I felt the song differently as a bassist. I felt more of the nervous energy of the sun going down over the Pacific from LA, where Wes Montgomery was playing at the Sundown Lounge when he wrote Sundown. However, I want to make it clear that Muau Miller was a big part of the sound of this recording. If you like this version of Sundown by Latu Miller meets Dr. Dum d’Dum, give the credit to Muau Miller. If you don’t, blame me.

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