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Steely Dan Debut ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ is May 2014 ‘Album Side Sunday’

Grateful Mike with Steely Dan's 'Can't Buy a Thrill' 2014
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Have you ever heard Steely Dan’s first album?

You can hear side one at 8 a.m. on the ‘KING FM Sunday Brunch with Grateful Mike. It’s the last full weekend of May, so we’ll be featuring Steely Dan’s ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ as our ‘Album Side Sunday.’

Steely Dan ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ 1972 debut album

Side One:

1. ‘Do It Again’ (electric sitar by Denny Dias, plastic organ solo by Donald Fagan)

2. ‘Dirty Work’ (sax solo by Jerome Richardson, vocals by David Palmer)

3. ‘Kings’ (guitar solo by Elliot Randall)

4. ‘Midnight Cruiser’ (vocals by Jim Hodder, guitar solo by ‘Skunk’ Baxter)

5. ‘Only a Fool Would Say’ (spoken work by Jeff Baxter)

Musicians on ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ include:

Donald Fagan-lead vocals, pianos and organs.

Walter Becker-electric bass, backing vocals.

Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter-guitar, pedal steel guitar.

Denny Dias-guitar, electric sitar.

Jim Hodder-drums, percussion and backing vocals.

David Palmer-vocals on ‘Dirty Work’

Elliot Randall-guitar

Jerome Richardson-tenor saxophone.

Snooky Young-flugelhorn

Victor Feldman-percussion.

Vanetta Fields-backing vocals on ‘Kings.’

Clydie King-backing vocals on ‘Kings.’

Sherlie Matthews-backing vocals on ‘Kings.’

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