Steely Dan & Tom Scott-Peg
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Steely Dan & Tom Scott - Peg

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4th track from "Aja" (1977). Listing Steely Dan among the Yacht Rock set will cause many to take offense, citing their Mensa approved time signatures, their multifarious arrangements, and their production values from on high. Yet just as Lucifer fell from paradise, Steely Dan begat Yacht Rock. Members of Toto cut their teeth as session musicians on several Dan records, and Michael McDonald got his start singing backup for the band. It was former Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter who suggested that McDonald join the Doobie Brothers. He took their offer and tore down their proverbial rock and roll roadhouse to build a piano jazz club with lush leather seats and a fountain in the lobby.

This album is one of the few “high brow” entries on the list, and it does indeed transcend the Yacht Rock genre. Allmusic Guide says that Steely Dan “reached new heights” with this release and the band “ignores rock… preferring to fuse cool jazz, blues, and pop together in a seamless, seductive fashion.” It’s a defining template for Yacht Rock if I ever heard one. Steely Dan is like the well of jazzy smoothness that lubricated everything in its wake.

~AN INTRODUCTION TO YACHT ROCK by Kirk D.
http://secretfunspot.blogspot.com/2014/08/an-introduction-to-yacht-rock.html

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This song is about an aspiring actress, with the director/photographer promising her a big break. Whether he's leading her on or not is unknown, and given where the band got its name, you can't help but wonder what kind of actress Peg is.

~SongFacts
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7205

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Lead Vocals: Donald Fagen
Backup Vocals: Michael McDonald, Paul Griffin
Lyricon: Tom Scott
Percussion: Victor Feldman, Gary Coleman
Solo Guitar: Jay Graydon
Guitar: Steve Khan
Clavinet: Don Grolnick
Electric Piano: Paul Griffin
Bass: Chuck Rainey
Drums: Rick Marotta

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Image Credits (other than album art/artist publicity photos, in order of appearance): Lies Thru a Lens / Shinya Suzuki / Marco Raaphorst / Diego Araya Corvalán / Jonathan Bowen / Chris Goldberg / Lies Thru a Lens / H. Michael Karshis / Lies Thru a Lens / David Yu / Jeremy Chan / Jenavieve / D Sharon Pruitt / Lies Thru a Lens / Michael Thomson / Nathan Borror / Benjamin B / Silvia Sala
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