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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee

 

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In March 1976.

In March 1976, “Columbia” label released “Silk Degrees” the seventh Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded September 1975, at “Davien Sound Studios”, and “Hollywood Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Wissert. It was certified 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs –vocals, guitar
  • Louis Shelton,Fred Tackett – guitars
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • David Hungate– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Vincent DeRosa,Jim Horn, Paul Hubinon, Dick Hyde, Tom Scott – horns
  • Chuck Findley– flugelhorn
  • Tony Terran– trumpet
  • Bud Shank,Plas Johnson – saxophones
  • Jim Gilstrap, Maxine Green, Augie Johnson, Marty McCall, Pepper Swenson, Carolyn Willis –backing vocals
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Les Dudek– slide guitar
  • Tom Perry –engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Sid Sharp –arrangements

Track listing:

  1. What Can I Say – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  2. Georgia – Boz Scaggs
  3. Jump Street – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  4. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  5. Harbor Lights – Boz Scaggs
  6. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  7. It’s Over – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  8. Love Me Tomorrow – David Paich
  9. Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
  10. We’re All Alone – Boz Scaggs

 

In March 1974.

In March 1974, “Columbia” label released “Slow Dancer”, the sixth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Johnny Bristol.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – vocals, guitar
  • David Cohen, David T. Walker, Dennis Coffee, Greg Poree, Jay Graydon, Wah Wah Watson, Orville “Red” Rhodes- guitars
  • Clarence McDonald, Jerry Peters, Joe Sample, Michael Melvoin, Russell Turner – keyboards
  • James Jamerson, James Hughart – bass
  • Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, John Kelson – saxophone
  • George Bohanon, Lon Norman – trombone
  • Chuck Findley, Jack Laubach, Paul Hubinon, Warren Roche – trumpet, flugehorn
  • Gene Estes, John Arnold – percussion, vibraphone
  • Ed Greene, James Gadson- drums
  • Joe Clayton, King Errison – congas
  • Carolyn Willis, Julia Tillman, Lorna Willard, Myrna Matthews, Pat Henderson – background vocals
  • Arranged by B. Barnum
  • Engineer – Greg Venable
  • Remix – Al Schmitt
  • Photography – Ethan Russell
  • Artwork by Tony Lane

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
  2. Slow Dancer – George Daly, Boz Scaggs
  3. Angel Lady (Come Just In Time) – Johnny Bristol, Jack McDonough, Boz Scaggs
  4. There Is Someone Else
  5. Hercules – Allen Toussaint
  6. Pain of Love – Johnny Bristol
  7. Sail on White Moon – Johnny Bristol
  8. Let It Happen – Johnny Bristol, Boz Scaggs
  9. I Got Your Number – Johnny Bristol, Eddie Reeves
  10. Take It for Granted

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Columbia” label released “Moments”, the third Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitar, vocals
  • George Rains – drums
  • David Brown – bass
  • Jymm (Joachim) Young – keyboards
  • James “Curley” Cooke – guitar
  • Doug Simril: keyboards – guitar
  • Coke Escovedo, Pete Escovedo – percussion
  • Craymore Stevens – rhythm guitar
  • Bill Atwood – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pat O’Hara – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Mel Martin – saxophone
  • Brian Rogers – string arrangements
  • The Rita CoolidgeLadies Ensemble – backing vocals
  • John McFee – steel guitar
  • Ben Sidran – keyboards, vibraphone
  • Glyn Johns – mixing
  • Anne Blackford – cover design
  • George H. Conger – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted

  1. We Were Always Sweethearts
  2. Downright Women
  3. Painted Bells
  4. Alone, Alone – David Brown
  5. Near You
  6. I Will Forever Sing (The Blues) – Powell St. John
  7. Moments
  8. Hollywood Blues
  9. We Been Away – David Brown
  10. Can I Make It Last (Or Will It Just Be Over)

 

On April 5, 1994.

Boz Scaggs - Some Change

On April 5, 1994, “Virgin” label released “Some Change” album by Boz Scaggs. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Boz Scaggs and Ricky Fataar.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs- vocals, various instruments
  • Michael Omartian- various instruments
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic & electric guitars
  • Ricky Fataar- accordion, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion
  • Austin De Lone, Barry Beckett- acoustic piano
  • Kevin Bents – electric piano
  • William “Smitty” Smith, Booker T. Jones- organ
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus- bass
  • Michael Rodriguez – programming
  • Engineers: Dan Garcia, Paul McKenna, Michael Rodriguez

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. You Got My Letter
  2. Some Change
  3. I’ll Be The One
  4. Call Me – Robben Ford, Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  5. Fly Like A Bird
  6. Sierra
  7. Lost It
  8. Time
  9. Illusion – Marcus Miller, Boz Scaggs
  10. Follow That Man

 

On March 21, 2004.

Johnny Bristol

On March 21, 2004, John William “Johnny” Bristol died aged 65. Being musician, songwriter and producer, he was best known as a songwriter for the Motown”  label in the late 1960s and early 1970s.His personal most successful recording was “Hang On in There Baby”. As a producer and songwriter he has collaborated with Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Edwin Starr, David Ruffin, The Velvelettes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Jermaine Jackson, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles,Randy Crawford, Marlena Shaw, Johnny Mathis and Boz Scaggs.