I'd have to place my vote for Fleetwood Mac's John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.



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As far as drummers go, I'd say Brad Morgan from the Drive By Truckers is the most essential member of that band. I don't think the Truckers would sound nearly as good if it wasn't for Brad.

I have to agree that Brad Morgan is one fine drummer.

I have always been partial to these guys as a rhythm section (all 4 of them, really):

Would never call one the "best" and probably don't have one favorite, though.  Too many great ones.

Little Feat's:

Kenny Gradney 
Richie Hayward 
Sam Clayton

The Band's:

Rick Danko
Levon Helm  

John Entwhistle/ Keith Moon
Ginger Baker/ Jack Bruce

 Too many.

Ralph Molina

Billy Talbot

Frank Sampredo




A bass player from a pretty strong rhythm section just passed away last week.   Jackson and Dunn were the epitome of the self effacing rhythm section.  

Besides the ones mentioned, I would include Bootsy Collins and Jabo Starks from James Brown's band in the mix as well. 

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I agree. Jackson and Dunn have my vote.


Well know in Boston, should be elsewhere. 

The Hodges Brothers from Hi Records. Laid down the grove for Al Green, O. V. Wright and so many more.

Yessir, indeed!  Crazy that Memphis produced both this rhtym section and Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, as rudyjeep mentioned.  Also shout out to Roger Hawkins and David Hood from Muscle Shoals, not too far down the road from Memphis.



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