Steely Dan, "Your Gold Teeth"
A deep cut from their second album, “Countdown to Ecstasy” in 1974.
For non-Dan fans, I would suggest that the vocals are not really where you should focus your attention; listen for the instrumental fills, the percussion, the interplay between the musicians, the chord progression, the solos … very much like listening to jazz.
Go one level deeper than usual.
The first solo break is at 2:44 — keyboard first, then guitar, nearly two minutes.
Speaking of jazz, I learned yesterday that the theme from the TV show “Taxi” …
A palate cleanser — Linda Ronstadt, “Lose Again”. I could listen to this song every day, and lately, I have been doing just that. Amazing vocals.
Another classic from Linda, “The Tracks of My Tears”, originally by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
More to come on Linda.