Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne

October 29, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

When I’m finished with the difficult parts writing a long legal brief, when I’m the only one still at the office and all that remains is tidying things up and cite-checking, I am only then able to listen to music while working.   At these  my very late night sessions at the office, I often crave tight driving jazz/rock with excellent musicians.  Steely Dan fits the bill, especially when I crank up my modest little office stereo. I’m referring to the music of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, of course.  If you haven’t heard the two “new” CD’s of Steely Dan, (“Two Against Nature” and  “Everything Must Go”), you’re in for a treat.

This tune, “Kid Charlemagne,” is from one of the group’s earlier works, but this is a terrific performance in a studio-like setting. And speaking of excellent musicians, check out the guitar playing:


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. One of my little known talents is I can scat-sing the original guitar solo to this song!!

    This talent has yet to prove useful in any way.

  2. Tim Hogan says:

    Poolch, YouTube time! DI fans demand it!

  3. Oh god no! I'm too rusty. Six weeks of practice, minimum, to pull that off! I'll get to work right away!

  4. Tim Hogan says:

    You do that, and I'll do a duet with my 12 year old of an original song!

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