Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees

Mojo (Publisher): 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he record is solid the whole way through, luxuriating in a range of styles from R&B to reggae to rock."
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  • Released: February 26, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

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Mojo (Publisher) - p.130
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he record is solid the whole way through, luxuriating in a range of styles from R&B to reggae to rock."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[H]is career in the mainstream is largely defined by the meticulous, glimmering sound of these 10 songs."


  • 1.What Can I Say
  • 2.Georgia
  • 3.Jump Street
  • 4.What Do You Want the Girl to Do
  • 5.Harbor Lights
  • 6.Lowdown
  • 7.It's Over
  • 8.Love Me Tomorrow
  • 9.Lido Shuffle
  • 10.We're All Alone
  • 11.What Can I Say - (previously unreleased, live, Live)
  • 12.Jump Street - (previously unreleased, live, Live)
  • 13.It's Over - (previously unreleased, live, Live)

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Personnel: Boz Scaggs (vocals); Fred Tackett, Louie Shelton (guitars); Les Dudek (slide guitar); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone, horns); Bud Shank (saxophones, horns); Chuck Findley (horns, flugelhorn); Jim Horn, Tom Scott, Dick Hyde, Paul Hubinon, Vincent deRosa (horns); David Paich (keyboards, synthesizer); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion); Carolyn Willis, Marty McCall, Jim Gilstrap, Augie Johnson, Maxine Green, Pepper Swenson (background vocals).
Recorded at Davlen Sound Studios and Hollywood Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Boz Scaggs (background vocals); Louie Shelton (guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar); Fred Tackett (guitar); Les Dudek (slide guitar); Plas Johnson (saxophone, tenor saxophone, horns); Bud Shank (saxophone, horns); Jim Horn (tenor saxophone, horns); Chuck Findley (flugelhorn, horns); Dick Hyde, Tom Scott, Vincent DeRosa, Paul Hubinon (horns); David Paich (keyboards, ARP synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); David Hungate (bass guitar); Jeff Porcaro (drums, drum, timbales); Joe Porcaro (percussion); Carolyn Willis, Maxine Green, Pepper Swenson, Jim Gilstrap, Marty McCall, Augie Johnson (background vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Boz Scaggs; Bud Scoppa.
Recording information: Davlen Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA (09/??/1975-08/15/1976); Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (09/??/1975-08/15/1976); Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, CA (09/??/1975-08/15/1976).
Photographer: Moshe Brakha.
Arranger: David Paich.
Boz Scaggs's 1976 breakthrough, SILK DEGREES, was not only his biggest-selling album, it was also one of his best. Here Scaggs collaborated with keyboardist and bandleader David Paich, who would soon form the hugely successful band Toto with this record's drummer, Jeff Porcaro. In Paich, Scaggs found a foil who added just enough pop gloss to make his blues- and R&B-tinged material palatable to the masses. Crucially, though, the pair keeps Scaggs's remarkable voice at the center of things, never going too far overboard with the studio polish. As a result, hit singles "Lowdown" and, particularly, the horn-spiked R&B of "Lido Shuffle" still sound fresh, while the ballads remain soulful. A year or so later, Rita Coolidge would take one of those ballads, "We're All Alone," into the Billboard Top Ten with her own version.

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