"Parkers Band" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
Savoy Sides presents a new saxophone sensation;
It's Parker's band with a smooth style of syncopation.
Kansas City born and growin', you won't believe what the boys are blowin'.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.
You'll be ridin' by bareback on your armadillo;
You'll be groovin' high or relaxin' at Camarillo.
Suddenly the music hits you; it's a bird in flight that just can't quit you.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.

We will spend a dizzy weekend smacked into a trance.
Me and you will listen to a little bit of what made the preacher dance.
Bring your horn along and you can add to the pure confection;
And if you can't fly you'll have to move in with the rhythm section.
Either way you're bound to function; Fifty-Second Street's the junction.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's,
Clap your hands and take a piece of Mister Parker's,
Come on, man, and take a piece of Mister Parker's band.


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"Parkers Band" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentAbout Charlie Parker's music. He once recorded for Savoy Records. Smacked into a trance relates to using heroin.
    hayes6on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the reference to 'Dizzy' is a dig at Dizzy Gillespie, who I believe once called Parker's music "chinese music" - he didn't like it. Using his nickname to describe a drug trance is kind of a slap (I dont' think Diz did drugs).
    rainwalkon March 21, 2007   Link

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