Steve Miller Band: Steve Miller (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Boz Scaggs (guitar, vocals); Lonnie Turner (bass, vocals); Jim Peterman (keyboards); Tim Davis (drums, vocals).
Long before Steve Miller discovered the art of writing great short pop songs with infectious guitar licks, he led a dynamite band that featured Boz Scaggs. This incandescent album was their last together and for the vast majority of Miller followers it remains the pinnacle. Sandwiched in between the band's love for the blues and R&B with "Gangster Of Love" and "You're So Fine" are great rock tracks such as "Living In The USA" and "Dime-A-Dance Romance." The desert-island choice, however, is the imaginative instrumental "Song For Our Ancestors." Close your eyes while listening to it and, without needing artificial stimulants, you can actually hear ferry boats entering the harbor, as captured in audio verite for the track.