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Walter Becker, “Three Sisters Shakin'” (circa 1992): Steely Dan Sunday

Walter Becker, “Three Sisters Shakin'” (circa 1992): Steely Dan Sunday

The one silver lining to come from the tragic loss of Walter Becker is that we’ve now seen a steady stream of officially released goodies from his vault.

Steely Dan Sunday, “God’s Eye View” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “God’s Eye View” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Darkling Down”) ||| ONWARD (“Three Picture Deal”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “…And the winner for best bass clarinet solo on a reggae or ska song goes to Roger Rosenberg!” There’s no such award but if polka albums can get Grammys, why not this category? Roger Rosenberg is a world class baritone sax player (if youRead More

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Door Number Two”) ||| ONWARD (“Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I have a deep love for Walter Becker’s second solo effort, 2008’s Circus Money. It’s a love that far surpasses any other solo effort to date by Donald Fagen or Becker himself.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Cousin Dupree”) ||| ONWARD (“West Of Hollywood”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** As we’ve covered earlier in the reviews of this album, there are a number of new players and even a new strategy represented by Two Against Nature.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cringemaker” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Hard Up Case”) ||| ONWARD (“Girlfriend”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The real charm of 11 Tracks of Whack is not how much it sounds like classic Steely Dan, but how much it distances itself from it.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lucky Henry” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Book Of Liars”) ||| ONWARD (“Hard Up Case”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I consider 11 Tracks of Whack an uneven record with several good moments and even a few brilliant ones. But it’s not until Track 5 where it takes its first real dip.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Flower Street” (1982)

“Green Flower Street” always reminds me of the similarly titled “Green Dolphin Street,” a song from the 1947 Lana Turner movie of the same name that Miles Davis turned in into a jazz standard when he first recorded it in the late 50s.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Haitian Divorce" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** You could call “Haitian Divorce” a love song, but as Steely Dan love songs go, it’s not about the bliss so much as it’s about the ugly side of romance.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Rose Darling" (1975)

. < >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Rose Darling” is one of those fairly rare Steely Dan love songs … but in true SD fashion, it’s really more of a lust song.

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