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Steely Dan - Aja

  • Steely Dan

    Aja LP (1977)

    ABC Records

Ranked #69 in the Soul Strut 200

The age old debate on Soul Strut was "Which Steely Dan camp did you belong to?"  Dentist waiting room music or genius audiophile jazz rock?

For those of the latter, their seminal 1977 Aja LP was the ultimate dollar bin vinyl record to toss on while cleaning the house or making dinner.  With classics like the Michael McDonald hooked "Peg",  "Black Cow" (Uptown baby!), and "Josie", it's hard to go wrong with this finely crafted smooth jazz, pop masterpiece. Even though Steely Dan was painfully unhip, their catalogue appealed to fans of all genres of music from all walks of life (including hip hop). Their 2000 Classic Albums documentary on the making of this record is a must see as well!


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