Who Sang Babylon Sisters? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Gaucho cover art
Credits
release date: 1980-11-21
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Fusion/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock/Smooth Jazz
length: 5:52
clarinet & tenor saxophone & alto saxophone: Tom Scott
background vocals: Lani Groves, Gordon Grody, Diva Gray, Leslie Miller, Patti Austin and Toni Wine
bass clarinet: George Marge
bass guitar: Chuck Rainey
Clavinet & electric piano: Don Grolnick
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
flugelhorn & trumpet: Randy Brecker
guitar: Steve Khan
lead vocals: Donald Fagen
percussion: Crusher Bennett
Drive west on Sunset
To the sea
Turn that jungle music down
Just until we're out of town
This is no one night stand
It's a real occasion
Close your eyes and you'll be there
It's everything they say
The end of a perfect day
Distant lights from across the bay

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I'm the only one

Here come those Santa Ana winds again

We'll jog with show folk on the sand
Drink kirschwasser from a shell
San Francisco show and tell
Well I should know by now
That it's just a spasm
Like a Sunday in T.J.
That it's cheap but it's not free
That I'm not what I used to be
And that love's not a game for three

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I'm the only one

My friends say no don't go
For that cotton candy
Son you're playing with fire
The kid will live and learn
As he watches his bridges burn
From the point of no return

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I'm the only one



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Babylon Sisters
  • 2 Hey Nineteen
  • 3 Glamour Profession
  • 4 Gaucho
  • 5 Time Out of Mind
  • 6 My Rival
  • 7 Third World Man

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin