Video of the Week: Brooklyn Charmers Live at City Winery Chicago

There are several excellent Steely Dan tribute bands out there. You can add the Brooklyn Charmers to that list.

Considering there are only five of them on the stage (I know you’re used to sixteen or more) these guys approximate Steely Dan classics–and choice deep cuts–remarkably well.

Wisely they don’t mess with the great original guitar solos. No band ever catalogued a greater collection of solos. And not tribute band ought to improvise their own or try to better them.

The only thing they lack is the thing every Dan tribute act lacks: the inimitable voice of Donald Fagen.

– Bodhisattva 6:46 – Peg 11:37 – Black Friday 15:55 – Turn That Heartbeat Over Again 21:43 – Kid Charlemagne 27:12 – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 32:18 – Kings 36:18 – King Of The World 42:02 – Bad Sneakers 45:34 – Don’t Take Me Alive 50:24 – Midnite Cruiser 55:48 – Green Earrings 1:00:52 – My Old School 1:07:55 – Josie 1:13:59 – Hey Nineteen 1:21:52 – Boston Rag 1:28:36 – Reelin’ In The Years

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