Steely Dan on VH1 "Storytellers"

How did we miss this?!

Never knew Steely Dan did a VH1 "Storytellers" episode back in 2000.

Recently found this gem on YouTube. Donald and Walter and their band of ace musicians talking about and then playing a bunch of classics.

Fun stories from Donald and Walter about the origins of the Steely Dan name (they couldn't use "Becker and Fagen" because it sounded like the name of a delicatessen), the story behind "Kid Charlemagne" (about a drug kingpin in 1970s San Francisco) and more.

Well worth it for Steely Dan fans!

 

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6 comments

  • Bob Egan

    Bob Egan Chicago

    Awesome

    Awesome

  • Don

    Don Annapolis, Md.

    Thank you for posting this !

    Thank you for posting this !

  • Andrew Talbert

    Andrew Talbert Eden, North Carolina

    Thanks for the note on this....I just watched the whole video. It was great. I still love this band and I always will. Go check out some of my notes and Steely Dan photos on my blog if you want. andrewtalbert.com or the downsouthradiohour....take your pick. Thanks for your music! Great stuff! Andrew

    Thanks for the note on this....I just watched the whole video. It was great. I still love this band and I always will. Go check out some of my notes and Steely Dan photos on my blog if you want. andrewtalbert.com or the downsouthradiohour....take your pick. Thanks for your music! Great stuff!

    Andrew

  • Richard Scott

    Richard Scott Lodi, CA

    I just wanted to thank you for posting this video. As one of your biggest fans and a seriously huge fan of Steely Dan, I appreciate that you would share this. Keep up making great music. Your latest is excellent, however, "Wild Goose Chase" is your best so far. "Ricochet" is a fantastic tune...great driving music. I used it for the soundtrack of our youth football season highlight video! Keep on flying in that victory formation!

    I just wanted to thank you for posting this video. As one of your biggest fans and a seriously huge fan of Steely Dan, I appreciate that you would share this. Keep up making great music. Your latest is excellent, however, "Wild Goose Chase" is your best so far. "Ricochet" is a fantastic tune...great driving music. I used it for the soundtrack of our youth football season highlight video! Keep on flying in that victory formation!

  • Mark Rybiski

    Mark Rybiski Gulfport, MS

    Thank you Gooseneckers for all you share with us for free. Great music, I too am a musician (saxophonist) and enjoy the tasty blend you guys have on your songs. Great positive vibe...something we need these days with this wacky world. Please let me know if you are ever come through the "Redneck Riviera". I live half-way between Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA. Your band would be a killer fit for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, for sure the bigger clubs here like Maple Leaf and Tchoupitoula's would be trying to book you. All the best and may you be blessed many times over for putting it out there for us to enjoy...plus the other stuff, Steely Dan, etc. Thank you, Mark

    Thank you Gooseneckers for all you share with us for free. Great music, I too am a musician (saxophonist) and enjoy the tasty blend you guys have on your songs. Great positive vibe...something we need these days with this wacky world. Please let me know if you are ever come through the "Redneck Riviera". I live half-way between Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA. Your band would be a killer fit for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, for sure the bigger clubs here like Maple Leaf and Tchoupitoula's would be trying to book you. All the best and may you be blessed many times over for putting it out there for us to enjoy...plus the other stuff, Steely Dan, etc. Thank you, Mark

  • John

    John Maryland

    This is the reason I keep you guys on my "Favorites" playlist. You guys are the greatest. Turnin' all of your fans on to such awesome Steely Dan video. Royal Scam has always been a favorite of mine. So, while you're at it, check out the AXS TV special on Classic Albums: Steely Dan: Aja. It's all about the making of the album "Aja" and has some really cool insights on just how they "build" an album. Can't wait to hear YOUR next album. - John Scribner, CGP

    This is the reason I keep you guys on my "Favorites" playlist. You guys are the greatest. Turnin' all of your fans on to such awesome Steely Dan video. Royal Scam has always been a favorite of mine. So, while you're at it, check out the AXS TV special on Classic Albums: Steely Dan: Aja. It's all about the making of the album "Aja" and has some really cool insights on just how they "build" an album. Can't wait to hear YOUR next album. - John Scribner, CGP

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