Excerpt from the book by Pete Prown and HP Newquist:
Chapter 20 / Session Players
Up in New York, studio man Elliott Randall played on thousands of sessions and is still probably best known for his spectacular solos on Steely Dan’s first hit, “Reelin’ In The Years.” (1972). Combining sumptuous melodic phrases with rock attitude and ample fuzztone, Randall’s breaks in “Reelin’ In The Years” presented one of the earliest pop lead guitar parts that actually fused both heavy rock dynamics and jazz intellect. In addition, it is also one of the hottest guitar solos ever to turn up on AM radio. The guitarist has also worked with The Doobie Brothers, Joan Baez, Carly Simon, and David Sanborn, among many others, and currently lives and plays in London.
Legends of Rock Guitar
Published by Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN 0 – 7935 – 4042 – 9
Copyright © 1997