STEELY DAN Covered & Sampled (No Turn Unstoned #163)

In celebration of seeing Steely Dan live for the first time in my life last night, STEELY DAN Covered & Sampled (No Turn Unstoned #163)

I give gratitude and thanks to the Jive Miguel Steely Dan Sampled list by Barney Hurley from the band Samuel Purdey. It helped greatly with putting together this set.

Also, you should check out the following two stellar projects: Steely Dan mashed together with Nas’ Illmatic, Steelmatic and sampling taken to a whole other level, resulting in Day Glow Freaks

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Can’t Buy A Thrill
[ABC Records] 1972

Do It Again was sampled in
Do it again – deadmau5 – deadmau5 circa 1998-2002

Do It Again was covered by
Deodato – Live At Felt Forum – the 2001 Concert – [Sony]

Midnite Cruiser was sampled in
Keep On Moving – Audio Bullys – Generation – [Astralwerks]

Fire In The Hole was sampled in
I Decline – Envelope – Insignificant Anthems – [Palais Du Pomeroi Recordings]



Countdown To Ecstasy
[ABC Records] 1973

Bodhisattva was covered by
HR-Bigband – Do It Again: HR-Bigband Plays Three Decades of Steely Dan – [HR Media]



The Royal Scam
[ABC Records] 1976

Kid Charlemagne was sampled in
Champion – Kanye West – Graduation – [Roc-a-fella Records]

Kid Charlemagne was covered by
Woody Herman – Fatha Herman and His Thundering Herd – [Hindsight Records]

The Fez was sampled in
For Those Who Slept – Bizzie Boyz – Droppin’ It – [Yo! Records]
Love Wit U – Large Pro – BEATZ Volume 1 – [Paul Sea Productions]
The Fez – Animal Nation – Understanding More About Nothing Than Anybody Ever Thought I – [Animal Nation]

Green Earrings was sampled in
Walk Into The Sun – Organized Konfusion – The Best Of Organized Konfusion – [Nasty Habits Music]

Green Earrings was covered by
The Buddy Rich Band & The Woody Herman Band – Big Band Jazz: The Woody Herman & The Buddy Rich Bands – [Hindsight Records]

The Royal Scam was sampled in
Jesus Come Near – SugaRush Beat Company – SugaRush Beat Company – [RCA]
Neurodeliri feat. Mauri B – Fritz Da Cat
Ride Up (Instrumental) – Ice City – [Sure Shot Recordings]



Aja
[ABC Records] 1977

Black Cow was sampled in
Been In Love…(featuring Phonte from Little Brother) – Eric Roberson – LEFT – [Blue Erro Soul]
Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby) – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Make It Reign – [Columbia]
Gas Drawls – MF DOOM – OPERATION: DOOMSDAY – [Metalface Records / Now Again Records]
Sassy Ways (Keep It Gangsta) – 213 – The Hard Way – [TVT Records]
Synu (instrumental) – O.S.T.R – O.C.B – [Asfalt Records]
Me & Him – Porn Theatre Ushers – Sloppy Seconds – [Livingstun Park]

Aja
Arise (Original Mix) – Anthony Shake Shakir – Arise – [Syncrophone]

Deacon Blues was covered by
Pete Levin – Deacon Blues – [Motema Music LLC]

Peg was sampled in
Peg (Landslide cheap disco trash remix) – Future Homosapiens & Fukutomi – Moonrock: The Second Mission – [Hospital Records]
Eye Know – De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising – [Tommy Boy Music]
Live and Learn – Joe Public – Live and Learn – [Columbia]
starship.6 – Plus-Tech Squeeze Box – Cartoom! – [Vroom Sound Records]

Home At Last was sampled in
Nå Om Da’n – Gatas Parlament – Holdning Over Underholdning – [Tee Productions]
The Concept – Alps Cru
The Show Down – Supernatural – S.P.I.T. – [Up Above Records]

Josie was sampled in
On And On (Alternative Mix featuring Jazz) – Godfather Don – Billy Bathgate – [Diggers With Gratitude]
Understand Me Vanessa – Anttex and The Motherfunkin’ Clik – Suburban Etiquette – [Tuff City]



Gaucho
[MCA Records] 1980

My Rival was sampled in
Vi Tager Fuglen På Dig – Malk De Koijn – Sneglzilla – [Genlyd 2000 / BMG Denmark]



The Nightfly
[Warner Bros. Records] 1982

I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year) was sample in
Antemeridian – Count Bass D – Dwight Spitz – [High Times Records]


Playlist:

  • Arise (Original Mix) – Anthony Shake Shakir – Arise – [Syncrophone]
  • Do it again – deadmau5 – deadmau5 circa 1998-2002
  • Nå Om Da’n – Gatas Parlament – Holdning Over Underholdning – [Tee Productions]
  • Peg (Landslide cheap disco trash remix) – Future Homosapiens & Fukutomi – Moonrock: The Second Mission – [Hospital Records]
  • Green Earrings – The Buddy Rich Band, The Woody Herman Band – Big Band Jazz, The Woody Herman & The Buddy Rich Bands – [Hindsight Records]
  • Do It Again – Deodato – Live At Felt Forum – the 2001 Concert – [Sony]
  • Bodhisattva – HR-Bigband – Do It Again – HR-Bigband Plays Three Decades of Steely Dan – [HR Media]
  • Glamour Profession – Steely Dan – Citizen Steely Dan: 1972-1980 – [MCA]
  • Melanie – Gabe is the Devil – Day Glow Freaks – [http://www.gabeisthedevil.com/information]
  • Lady Bayside – Gabe is the Devil – Day Glow Freaks – [http://www.gabeisthedevil.com/information]
  • Walk Into The Sun – Organized Konfusion – The Best Of Organized Konfusion – [Nasty Habits Music]
  • Eye Know – De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising – [Tommy Boy Music]
  • Live and Learn – Joe Public – Live and Learn – [Columbia]
  • For Those Who Slept – Bizzie Boyz – Droppin’ It – [Yo! Records]
  • Kid Charlemagne – Woody Herman – Fatha Herman and His Thundering Herd – [Hindsight Records]
  • Champion – Kanye West – Graduation – [Roc-a-fella Records]
  • Keep On Moving – Audio Bullys – Generation – [Astralwerks]
  • Vi Tager Fuglen På Dig – Malk De Koijn – Sneglzilla – [Genlyd 2000 / BMG Denmark]
  • The Fez – Animal Nation – Understanding More About Nothing Than Anybody Ever Thought I – [Animal Nation]
  • Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby) – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Make It Reign – [Columbia]
  • Synu (instrumental) – O.S.T.R – O.C.B – [Asfalt Records]
  • Love Wit U – Large Pro – BEATZ Volume 1 – [Paul Sea Productions]
  • On And On (Alternative Mix featuring Jazz) – Godfather Don – Billy Bathgate – [Diggers With Gratitude]
  • Understand Me Vanessa – Anttex and The Motherfunkin’ Clik – Suburban Etiquette – [Tuff City]
  • Been In Love…(featuring Phonte from Little Brother) – Eric Roberson – LEFT – [Blue Erro Soul]
  • Me & Him – Porn Theatre Ushers – Sloppy Seconds – [Livingstun Park]
  • Intro (Steelmatic Remix) – Manz/Nas/Steely Dan – Nas & Steely Dan: Steelmatic – [http://yamanzmusic.bandcamp.com/album/nas-steely-dan-steelmatic]
  • Ride Up (Instrumental) – Ice City – [Sure Shot Recordings]
  • Gas Drawls – MF DOOM – OPERATION: DOOMSDAY – [Metalface Records / Now Again Records]
  • Sassy Ways (Keep It Gangsta) – 213 – The Hard Way – [TVT Records]
  • Jesus Come Near – SugaRush Beat Company – SugaRush Beat Company – [RCA]
  • Rewind (Steelmatic Remix) – Manz/Nas/Steely Dan – Nas & Steely Dan: Steelmatic – [http://yamanzmusic.bandcamp.com/album/nas-steely-dan-steelmatic]
  • I Decline – Envelope – Insignificant Anthems – [Palais Du Pomeroi Recordings]
  • Neurodeliri feat. Mauri B – Fritz Da Cat
  • Antemeridian – Count Bass D – Dwight Spitz – [High Times Records]
  • starship.6 – Plus-Tech Squeeze Box – Cartoom! – [Vroom Sound Records]
  • The Show Down – Supernatural – S.P.I.T. – [Up Above Records]
  • The Concept – Alps Cru
  • Deacon Blues – Pete Levin – Deacon Blues – [Motema Music LLC]

One thought on “STEELY DAN Covered & Sampled (No Turn Unstoned #163)

  1. During a long drive, I was listening to the album “Aja”… the memories it evoked carrying me back to a pivotal place in time. Later that same day, I found myself listening to “Steely Dan Covered and Sampled” on No Turn Unstoned. Now I was being pushed forward to a new place of discovery. Sampling isn’t part of my musical language and I don’t quite understand it. Half the time I don’t even know the music that’s being sampled. But this was different. Steely Dan’s music is so ingrained in my being that listening to this show back to back with the original music presented a way in.

    Still… I got off to a rocky start even though a sample of “Aja” (my favorite) started the set. But along the way there were covers. For example, The Woody Herman and Buddy Rich Bands covered Green Earrings. Big Band music is so well suited to the expansiveness and complexity of Steely Dan….just beautiful. Who knew you loved Big Band music too, De Angela? Surprised me with that one.

    By the time Kanye sampled Kid Charlemagne in Champion, I was not only “getting it”, I was enjoying it. Woody Herman’s cover of Kid Charlemagne followed directly by Kanye’s sample of Kid Charlemagne was brilliant. The cover of Green Earrings (mentioned earlier) was later sampled in Walk Into The Sun. These connections, presenting a cover followed by a sample, were so helpful to someone like me. In fact, your entire set list was masterful. Sneaking an actual, lesser-known Steely Dan song (Glamour Profession) in the mix…just perfect. But I think my favorite was Home At Last being sampled back to back in both The Show Down and The Concept. It was seamless. The piano track in The Show Down is hauntingly beautiful…can’t get it out of my head…not that I want to. I didn’t even know this song existed before listening to this show.

    Without your comments during the broadcast, I would have been lost. But the set list on your website, along with detailed explanations of covers and samples is really something to behold. Not only is it comprehensive, it’s visually beautiful. I didn’t discover it until after I’d already listened to the radio show. Of course I listened a second time, set list at hand, with a new appreciation for what I was hearing.

    This extraordinary range of Steely Dan covers and samples, presented across such diverse genres is a beautiful tribute to their musical legacy.

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