Melvin Dunlap

Silky smooth, unquestionably in-the-pocket, subliminally funky, and effortlessly soulful. The superb bass artistry of Melvin Dunlap anchored the very best of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and Bill Withers. “Express Yourself,” “Do Your Thing,” “Use Me,” “Who Is He and What Is He to You?” “Grandma’s Hands,” “Harlem / Cold Baloney” are just a few examples of Melvin’s mastery of the groove by way of a perfect and pure Fender bass tone fueled by gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz influences.

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