He was the anchor of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, and later, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul icon Bill Withers.
Fueled by gospel, rhythm & blues, and jazz influences – among Melvin’s seminal tracks include “Express Yourself,” “Do Your Thing,” “Use Me,” “Who Is He and What Is He to You?” “Grandma’s Hands,” “Harlem / Cold Baloney.”
Melvin’s weapons of choice include the Fender Telecaster bass and Fender Precision.
Melvin Dunlap Sound & Vision:
Watch Melvin with Charles Wright “Express Yourself” https://youtu.be/6Q3WuhV5wik
Watch Melvin with Bill Withers
“Use Me” https://youtu.be/g3hBYTkI-sE
“Ain’t No Sunshine” https://youtu.be/CICIOJqEb5c
“Grandma’s Hands” https://youtu.be/qv5pagal-ls