Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Keith Jarrett

Gaucho

Based on “Long As You Know You’re Living Yours” by Keith Jarrett (1974).
Hit album version by Steely Dan (1980).

From the wiki: “During the two-year span during which the album Gaucho was recorded, Steely Dan was plagued by a number of creative, personal and professional problems: MCA, Warner Bros. and Steely Dan waged a three-way legal battle over the rights to release the album; during the course of the Gaucho sessions, while walking home late one Saturday night, Becker was hit by a car and sustained multiple fractures in one leg, a sprain in the other leg, as well as other injuries.

“On top of all that, after the Gaucho album was released, Jazz musician Keith Jarrett threatened the band with legal action for the writing credit to the title song ‘Gaucho’. Jarret won, with his name added to the songwriting credits beginning with the release of the Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980 box set in 1993.”

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