Funkiest Jam: Sam & Dave, "Hold On! I'm A Comin'"
Not only did Donald "Duck" Dunn appear as himself in The Blues Brothers—a surefire sign of Caucasian funkiness—but he was the bass player for one of the funkiest groups of all time, Booker T and the M.G.'s.
He started with the group post-"Green Onions," replacing Lewie Steinberg in 1964, but played on many of the classic sessions for the Stax label, including Otis Redding's "Respect" and "I Can't Turn You Loose," as well as the perennial stadium anthem "Hold On! I'm A Comin'."
Dunn's bass lines were unique because he was self-taught; he was known for filling in the spaces that he felt were missing. This technique made his bass parts especially melodic, and undeniable funky.