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In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, second Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Recorders” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Boz Scaggs, Marlin Greene and Jann Wenner. In 2012,  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 496 on its list of  “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitar, vocals
  • Duane “Skydog” Allman– guitar, dobro, slide guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Al Lester – fiddle, violin
  • Joe Arnold, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell, Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone
  • Ben Cauley– trumpet
  • Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trombone, trumpet
  • Jeanie Greene, Mary Holliday, Donna Jean Godchauxnée, Thatcher, Joyce Dunn, Tracy Nelson, Imma Routen – background vocals
  • Engineer – Marlin Greene
  • Mastered by Rob Grenell
  • Design – Robert Kingsbury
  • Photography – Elaine Mayes
  • Inner liner photos – Stephen Paley

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. I’m Easy – Boz Scaggs, Barry Beckett
  2. I’ll Be Long Gone
  3. Another Day (Another Letter)
  4. Now You’re Gone
  5. Finding Her
  6. Look What I Got – Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes
  7. Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
  8. Loan Me a Dime – Fenton Robinson
  9. Sweet Release (aka Desolation Avenue) – Boz Scaggs, Barry Beckett

 

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In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Capitol” label released “Children of the Future” the debut Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– guitar, lead and backing vocals, harmonica
  • Boz Scaggs– guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Peterman – Hammond organ, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Tim Davis– drums, lead and backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns–  engineer
  • Ben Sidran– harpsichord

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Miller, except where noted.

  1. Children of the Future
  2. Pushed Me to It
  3. You’ve Got the Power
  4. In My First Mind – Steve Miller, Jim Peterman
  5. The Beauty of Time Is That It’s Snowing (Psychedelic B.B.)
  6. Baby’s Callin’ Me Home – Boz Scaggs
  7. Steppin’ Stone – Boz Scaggs
  8. Roll with It
  9. Junior Saw It Happen – Jim Pulte
  10. Fanny Mae – Buster Brown
  11. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar

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

 

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