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Steely Dan Sunday, “Kulee Baba” (1980, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kulee Baba” (1980, unreleased)

“Kulee Baba,” when Steely Dan goes global. Ahhh, the CD. Those plastic discs of music we used before iTunes. With a noise reduction system Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were crying for when (mis)mastering Katy Lied. Seventy minutes worth and no static at all. CDs arrived commercially in the Fall of ’82, and quickly became the medium of audio-blaring choice.Read More

Steely Dan Sunday, “Dallas/Sail The Waterway” (1972)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Dallas/Sail The Waterway” (1972)

At this point, they weren’t quite brilliant yet. But Steely Dan was on its way there.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Planet D’Rhonda” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Planet D’Rhonda” (2012)

While “Planet D ‘Rhonda” may not be as great as “Miss Marlene” and “Good Stuff,” it does end ‘Sunken Condos’ on a strong and convincing musical note.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Good Stuff” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Good Stuff” (2012)

This time Fagen brings lyrics which are a equal to his stellar arrangements.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Miss Marlene” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Miss Marlene” (2012)

In praise of a song about bowling – yes, about bowling – from Donald Fagen’s ‘Sunken Condos.’

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Out Of The Ghetto” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Out Of The Ghetto” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“The New Breed”) ||| ONWARD (“Miss Marlene”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “You’re a foxy lady. Your mama has a beautiful child. You’re built like a brick house and that’s no lie.” Wait a minute, did Donald Fagen sing that? Fagen is no stranger to funky songs as already demonstrated by “Slinky Thing” and Fagen hasRead More

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

On first listen, “The New Breed” seems deceptively simple.

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

The first thing that grabs ya’ about this new Jeff Beck tune is the gigantic groove Beck establishes from the get-go, and a soaring lead that brings this too-brief three minute funk-rock excursion to its end.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) |||