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The Daily Cut: Steely Dan "Deacon Blues"

Steely Dan: “Deacon Blues”

ALBUM: Aja

YEAR:  1977

WRITERS:  Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

Peaked at number-19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

There’s a line in Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” that goes “They call Alabama the Crimson Tide…call me Deacon Blues.” Bassist Walter Becker, who co-wrote the song, recalls one response he got to those lyrics,  and reveals what happened to it.  69 more words

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