Former Member of The Steve Miller Band! Featuring Guest Artists Duane Allman & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section!
"Boz Scaggs" could be a candidate for the greatest overlooked, unjustly forgotten album of the classic rock era. It wasn't overlooked in its own day, when FM radio was "free form" and could play 10 minute-long tracks. The amazing "Loan Me A Dime," a delicately soulful blues wail that evolves into a monstrous Duane Allman guitar workout, was a late-night staple. But the whole album is as good as that climactic moment. "I'll Be Long Gone" is an emotional inspiration. There are many other highlights including the emotional directness of "Look What I Got" and "Sweet Release" is heavenly soul.
Boz Scaggs is the second album by Boz Scaggs released in 1969. The players on the album include a set of studio musicans, known for their down-and-dirty backing work for Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, among many other Southern soul legends. The Muscle Shoals rhythm section, occasionally augmented by guitarist Duane Allman, gives this music genuine grit, not necessarily a straight-up blue-eyed soul record, even if the opening "I'm Easy" and "I'll Be Long Gone" are as deeply soulful as anything cut at Muscle Shoals.
This album is so complete, so rich, Scaggs obviously loves the whole wide expanse of soul, blues and R&B. The album is sequenced beautifully... it is almost flawless. The record was co-produced by Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine.
"The stone-solid grooves on this underrated gem come courtesy of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section; the soulful guitar comes courtesy of Scaggs and guest Duane Allman. Together, they made 'Loan Me a Dime' an FM-radio classic more than 10 minutes of knockout blues pleading and wailing." - Rolling Stone
"Departing from the Steve Miller Band after a two-album stint, Boz Scaggs found himself on his own but not without support... Even at this early stage Scaggs wasn't content to stay in one place, and he crafted a kind of Americana fantasia here, also dabbling in country and blues along with the soul and R&B that grounds this record... [A] showcase for Boz Scaggs' musical vision, which even at this stage is wide and deep." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com, Rated 4.5/5 Stars
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
1. I'm Easy
2. I'll Be Long Gone
3. Another Day (Another Letter)
4. Now You're Gone
5. Finding Her
6. Look What I Got
7. Waiting For A Train
8. Loan Me A Dime
9. Sweet Release