Who Sang Parker’s Band? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Pretzel Logic cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-3-2
Genre: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Jazz-Rock/Post Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:46
producer: Gary Katz
vocal: Donald Fagen
engineer: Roger Nichols
bass: Walter Becker
background vocals: Jim Hodder
guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Walter Becker and Denny Dias
keyboard: Donald Fagen
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon and Jeff Porcaro
pedal steel guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
writer: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Savoy Sides presents a new saxophone sensation;
It's Parker's band with a smooth style of syncopation.
Kansas City born and growin', you won't believe what the boys are blowin'.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.
You'll be ridin' by bareback on your armadillo;
You'll be groovin' high or relaxin' at Camarillo.
Suddenly the music hits you; it's a bird in flight that just can't quit you.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.

We will spend a dizzy weekend smacked into a trance.
Me and you will listen to a little bit of what made the preacher dance.
Bring your horn along and you can add to the pure confection;
And if you can't fly you'll have to move in with the rhythm section.
Either way you're bound to function; Fifty-Second Street's the junction.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's,
Clap your hands and take a piece of Mister Parker's,
Come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
  • 2 Night by Night
  • 3 Any Major Dude Will Tell You
  • 4 Barrytown
  • 5 East St. Louis Toodle‐Oo
  • 6 Parker’s Band
  • 7 Through With Buzz
  • 8 Pretzel Logic
  • 9 With a Gun
  • 10 Charlie Freak
  • 11 Monkey in Your Soul