Two for Tuesday: Boz Scaggs (Yacht Rock)

Boz Scaggs has been around since the ’60’s, when he first came to prominence as a member of the Steve Miller Band. Working as a solo, it took him until 1976 to find the formula that worked, i.e. light rock. Silk Degrees, his album from that year, spawned four singles: “It’s Over” (#38), “What Can I Say” (#42), “Lido Shuffle” (#11), and “Lowdown,” which reached #3 on the Hot 100, #11 on the Easy Listening chart, #5 on the Soul Singles chart, and won the 1977 Grammy for Best R&B Song. The B side of “Lowdown,” “We’re All Alone,” later became a hit for Rita Coolidge.

Boz contributed “Look What You’ve Done To Me” to the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. As a single, it reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Boz Scaggs, your Two for Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

12 thoughts on “Two for Tuesday: Boz Scaggs (Yacht Rock)

  1. That name of his does not seem to match his look or style. I expect a bearded rough guy who will sing twang and loved the CBC radio on a truck. I do recall this music…it’s ok and I believe I slowdanced to the second song with someone, many moons ago.

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    1. He played with the Steve Miller Band for a couple of year, and most of his pre-“Silk Degrees” stuff was heavily blues-oriented. So you’re sort of right…

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