ISSUE 1, APRIL 1987
The following is part one of a list of records which in some way involve Walter Becker and/or Donald Fagen and/or Gary Katz and which have not yet appeared on any Steely Dan releases. Part two will follow in the July issue.1969: Eric Mercury, "Electric Black Man." Produced by Gary Kannon (later Katz), who also co-wrote one song, "Long Way Down," with Shelly Weiss. Avco Embassy AVE 33001.
1970: Boylan, "Alias Boona." Bass and guitar: Walter Becker. Piano and organ is credited to Don Fagen. Verve Forecast FTS-3070.
1970: Jay and the Americans, "Capture the Moment." Becker and Fagen arranged strings and horns on four tracks: "Capture the Moment," "Tricia (Tell Your Daddy)," "She'll Be Young Forever" and "Thoughts That I've Taken To Bed." United Artists UAS 6762.
1970: Original soundtrack, "You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat." Bass and guitar: Walter Becker. All keyboards: Donald Fagen. All songs written or co-written by Becker/Fagen. Spark SPA 02.
1970: Barbra Streisand, "Barbra Joan Streisand." Features a Becker-Fagen composition, "I Mean To Shine," and Donald plays organ on the same cut. CBS 564459.
1972: Navasota, "Rootin'." Features a Becker-Fagen song, "Canyon Ladies," and Donald Fagen plays piano on "Ballad of a Thin Man," "That's How It Is (Playing In A Rock & Roll Band)," "Canyon Ladies," "I'm Leavin'," and "Spring Creek." Walter does not play on the album, but arranged horns and/or strings with Donald on "Western Boots" and the latter three t racks listed above. Co-producedby Gary Kannon with Dennis Collins. ABCX 757.
1973: Thomas Jefferson Kay, "Thomas Jefferson Kay." Walter plays bass on "I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow" and "Hole In The Shoe Blues," Donald sings background vocals on "The Door Is Still Open," "Learning How To Fly," and "I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow." Produced by Gary Katz. ABC DSX 50149.
1973: John Kay, "My Sportin' Life." With "Giles of the River," a Becker-Fagen composition. Probe SPBA 6274.
1974: Thomas Jefferson Kaye, "First Grade." Two Fagen-Becker songs appear: "Jones" and "American Lovers." Donald plays piano on "Northern California" and Walter plays bass on both Steely Dan songs. Produced by Gary Katz. ABC DSX 50142.
1976: Dirk Hamilton, "You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right." Produced by Gary Katz. ABCD 920.
1977: Terence Boylan, "Terence Boylan." Donald Fagen plays piano on "Don't Hang Up Those Dancing Shoes" and "Shame." Asylum 7E-1091.
1977: Poco, "Indian Summer." Donald plays synth and string ensemble on title track and string ensemble only on "Win Or Lose." ABD AB989.
1978: Marc Joran, "Mannequin." Donald plays piano on unspecified track(s) and receives "special thanks for all his help and time" on the sleeve notes. Produced by Gary Katz. Warner Bros. BSK 3143.
1978: Pete Christlieb/Warne Marsh Quintet, "Apogee." Produced by Donald and Walter and containing a song of theirs entitled "Rapunzel," which is based on a Burt Bacharach and Hal David tune called "Land of Make Believe," recorded by Dionne Warwick. Warner Bros. BSK 3236.
1978: Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes, "Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes." Produced by Gary Katz, Warner Bros. BSK 3160.
1979: Dr. Strut, "Dr. Strut." Released on the Motown lbel and featuring an instrumenta Becker-Fagen composition called "Canadian Star." Motown STML 12120.
1981: Sneaker, "Sneaker." Included here is an old Fagen-Becker song called "Don't Let Me In," which subsequently appeared on "The Early Years" album. Produced by Jeff Baxter. Handshake FW 37631.
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