Steely Dan Guitar Soloist Credits

Want to know who played what solo on a given Steely Dan track? Here's an extensive list.

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List of Steely Dan guitar solo credits

Can't Buy a Thrill - 1972

Steely Dan Can't buy a thrill album cover

Side one

  1. "Do It Again" – 5:56 Electric sitar solo by Denny Dias
  2. "Dirty Work" – 3:08
  3. "Kings" – 3:45 Guitar solo by Elliot Randall
  4. "Midnight Cruiser" – 4:08 Guitar solo by Jeff Baxter
  5. "Only a Fool Would Say That" – 2:57 Guitar solo by Jeff Baxter

Side two

  1. "Reelin' in the Years" – 4:37 - Guitar solos by Elliott Randall
  2. "Fire in the Hole" – 3:28 - Pedal steel guitar solo by Jeff Baxter
  3. "Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)" – 4:21 - Steel guitar solo by Jeff Baxter
  4. "Change of the Guard" – 3:39 - Guitar solo by Jeff Baxter
  5. "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again" – 4:58

Countdown to Ecstasy - 1973

Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstacy album cover

Side one

 
  1. "Bodhisattva" – 5:19 - Guitar solo by Denny Dias (1st solo) Guitar solo by Jeff Baxter (2nd solo)
  2. "Razor Boy" – 3:11
  3. "The Boston Rag" – 5:40
  4. "Your Gold Teeth" – 7:02

Side two

  1. "Show Biz Kids" – 5:25 - Guitar solo by Rick Derringer – slide guitar
  2. "My Old School" – 5:47 - Guitar solo by Skunk Baxter
  3. "Pearl of the Quarter" – 3:50
  4. "King of the World" – 5:04

Pretzel Logic - 1974

Steely Dan Pretzel Logic album cover

Side one

  1. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" – 4:30 - Guitar solo by Skunk Baxter
  2. "Night by Night" – 3:36
  3. "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" – 3:05
  4. "Barrytown" – 3:17
  5. "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" (Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley) – 2:45

Side two

  1. "Parker's Band" – 2:36
  2. "Through with Buzz" – 1:30
  3. "Pretzel Logic" – 4:28
  4. "With a Gun" – 2:15
  5. "Charlie Freak" – 2:41
  6. "Monkey in Your Soul" – 2:31

Katy Lied - 1975

Steely Dan Katy Lied album cover

Side one

  1. "Black Friday" – 3:33
  2. "Bad Sneakers" – 3:16
  3. "Rose Darling" – 2:59 - Guitar solo by Dean Parks
  4. "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More" – 3:12 - Guitar solo by Larry Carlton
  5. "Doctor Wu" – 3:59

Side two

  1. "Everyone's Gone To The Movies" – 3:41
  2. "Your Gold Teeth II" – 4:12 - Guitar solo by Denny Dias
  3. "Chain Lightning" – 2:57 - Guitar solo by Rick Derringer
  4. "Any World (That I'm Welcome To)" – 3:56
  5. "Throw Back The Little Ones" – 3:11 - Guitar solo by Elliot Randall

The Royal Scam - 1974

Steely Dan Royal Scam album cover

Side one

 
  1. "Kid Charlemagne" – 4:38 Guitar solo by Larry Carlton
  2. "The Caves of Altamira" – 3:33
  3. "Don't Take Me Alive" – 4:16 Guitar solo by Larry Carlton
  4. "Sign in Stranger" – 4:23 Guitar Solo by Elliott Randall
  5. "The Fez" (Becker, Fagen, Paul Griffin) – 4:01 Guitar solo by Walter Becker

Side two

  1. "Green Earrings" – 4:05 Guitar solos by Denny Dias (1st) and Elliott Randall (2nd)
  2. "Haitian Divorce" – 5:51 Talk box guitar solo by Dean Parks, altered by Walter Becker
  3. "Everything You Did" – 3:55 Guitar solo by Larry Carlton
  4. "The Royal Scam" – 6:30 Guitar solo by Larry Carlton 01

Aja - 1977

Steely Dan Aja album cover

Side one

 
  1. "Black Cow" – 5:10[20]
  2. "Aja" – 7:57
  3. "Deacon Blues" – 7:33 Sax solo by Pete Christlieb

Side two

  1. "Peg" – 3:57 Guitar solo by Jay Graydon
  2. "Home at Last" – 5:34 Guitar solo by Walter Becker
  3. "I Got the News" – 5:06Guitar solo by Larry Carlton Guitar solo by Walter Becker
  4. "Josie" – 4:33 Guitar solo by Walter Becker

Gaucho - 1980

Steely Dan Gaucho album cover

Side one

 
  1. "Babylon Sisters" – 5:55
  2. "Hey Nineteen" – 5:10
  3. "Glamour Profession" – 7:29

Side two

  1. "Gaucho" (Becker, Fagen, Jarrett) – 5:32 Guitar solo by Walter Becker
  2. "Time Out of Mind" – 4:14 Guitar solo by Mark Knopfler
  3. "My Rival" – 4:34 Guitar solo by Steve Khan
  4. "Third World Man" – 5:13 Guitar solo by Larry Carlton

The Nightfly - 1982

Donald Fagen solo album All songs by Donald Fagen, except where notedDonald Fagen The Nightfly album cover

  1. "I.G.Y." – 6:03
  2. "Green Flower Street" – 3:42
  3. "Ruby Baby" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, arranged by Donald Fagen) - 5:38
  4. "Maxine" - 3:50
  5. "New Frontier" - 6:23
  6. "The Nightfly" - 5:45
  7. "The Goodbye Look" - 4:47
  8. "Walk Between Raindrops" - 2:38

Bonus tracks, from The Nightfly Trilogy MVI Boxed Set

  1. "True Companion" – 5:09
  2. "Green Flower Street (Live)" – 4:24
  3. "Century's End" – 5:31

guitar credits Nightfly

  1. Dean Parks - guitar (2, 7)
  2. Rick Derringer - guitar (1, 3, 6)
  3. Larry Carlton - lead guitar (2, 3, 5-7), guitar (4, 8)
  4. Hugh McCracken - guitar (1, 3, 7), harmonica (7)

Kamakiriad - 1993

Donald Fagen solo album

Donald Fagen Kamirikad album cover

  1. 01 - Trans-Island Skyway
  2. 02 - Countermoon
  3. 03 - Springtime
  4. 04 - Snowbound
  5. 05 - Tomorrow's Girls
  6. 06 - Florida Room
  7. 07 - On the Dunes
  8. 08 - Teahouse on the Tracks

Two Against Nature - 2000

Steely Dan Two against Nature album cover
  1. 01 - Gaslighting Abbie
  2. 02 - What a Shame About Me
  3. 03 - Two Against Nature
  4. 04 - Janie Runaway
  5. 05 - Almost Gothic
  6. 06 - Jack of Speed
  7. 07 - Cousin Dupree
  8. 08 - Negative Girl
  9. 09 - West of Hollywood

Everything Must Go - 2003

Steely Dan Everything must go album cover
  1. 01 - The Last Mall
  2. 02 - Things I Miss the Most
  3. 03 - Blues Beach
  4. 04 - Godwhacker
  5. 05 - Slang of Ages
  6. 06 - Green Book
  7. 07 - Pixeleen
  8. 08 - Lunch With Gina
  9. 09 - Everything Must Go

Morph the Cat - 2006

Donald Fagen solo album

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  1. 01 - Morph the Cat
  2. 02 - H Gang
  3. 03 - What I Do
  4. 04 - Brite Nitegown
  5. 05 - The Great Pagoda of Funny
  6. 06 - Security Joan
  7. 07 - The Night Belongs to Mona
  8. 08 - Mary Shut the Garden Door
  9. 09 - Morph the Cat (Reprise)

Sunken Condos 2014

Donald Fagen solo album
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos album cover
  1. "Slinky Thing" – 5:12
  2. "I'm Not the Same Without You" – 4:31
  3. "Memorabilia" – 4:14 Guitar solo by Gary Sieger
  4. "Weather in My Head" – 5:29
  5. "The New Breed" – 4:35
  6. "Out of the Ghetto" (Isaac Hayes) – 4:54
  7. "Miss Marlene" – 4:43
  8. "Good Stuff" – 4:54
  9. "Planet D'Rhonda" – 5:35 Guitar solo by Kurt Rosenwinkel Jon Herington – acoustic bass, guitar, twelve-string guitar, rhythm guitar

  1. Deacon Blues    
  2. Peg    
  3. Black Friday    
  4. Josie    
  5. My Old School    
  6. Bad Sneakers    
  7. Black Cow    
  8. Chain Lightning    
  9. Doctor Wu    
  10. Green Earrings    
  11. Haitian divorce    
  12. Home at Last    
  13. I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)    
  14. Ruby Baby    
  15. The Fez    
  16. Kid Charlemagne    
  17. Don't Take Me Alive    
  18. Everyone's Gone to the Movies    
  19. Walk Between The Raindrops    
  20. FM (no static at all)    
  21. Aja    
  22. Reelin' In The Years