Peg (Steely Dan)

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"Peg" is a song by rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their 1977 album Aja. Written in the key of G Major, it, like many Steely Dan songs from the period, blends rock with jazz and R&B elements. The song became a big hit in 1978.

The guitar solo on the track was attempted by seven top session guitarists before Jay Graydon's version became the "keeper". He worked on the song for about 6 hours before they were satisfied. Rick Marotta played drums on the track.

Michael McDonald can be heard providing backup vocals in the choruses; keyboardist Paul Griffin can also be heard improvising background vocals in the final chorus and fadeout.

This song is heavily sampled on the 1989 song by De La Soul, "Eye Know." Peg was covered by Nerina Pallot, in 2007. Her version was produced by Richard X.

American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has and currently performs this song as part of his concert set lists....


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