Random Music For Your Enjoyment

 

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” … 



… is a shortened version of “Angela” by Bob James — and he just released a new video performance of it, live in studio, 3 weeks ago.


 

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.