Submission Steely Dan - Charlie Freak

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by xposaune, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. xposaune

    xposaune Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2015
    Lately I can't stop playing this bass line. The song is profoundly sad and I used to listen to it a ton in college in the 80s. It has an unusual form and ends on a half step above tonic when the lyrics say "I'll take you home". At the death of the subject of the song, there's jingle bells. Whoa. The bass line is a beautiful melodic counterpoint to the vocal. I'm not sure who played it (Walter Becker?) but it's really amazing.

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