Steely Dan – Josie (Live on Letterman in 1995)

If you’ve been reading our irregular Odyssey through the best musical guests on Letterman, you know that we’re jumping ahead a few years here, straight into the Late Show years. We’ll come back to the last few years of Late Night later this week. I’m just feeling Dan-ish today.

This is Steely Dan’s first appearance on television in over 20 years, according to Dave. The last time must have been on Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special. This is “Josie” from Aja. She’s the raw flame, a live wire. She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire.