Chart Position: 19

  • Written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker
  • Guitar: Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks
  • Keyboards: Donald Fagen, Victor Feldman
  • Saxophone: Pete Christlieb
  • Backing vocals: Venetta Fields, Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews
  • Produced by Gary Katz
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • The song’s title was inspired by NFL lineman Deacon Jones
  • The Scottish band Deacon Blue took their name from this song
  • Later recorded by Tom Wopat (2011)


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