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Boz Scaggs: My TIme

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 9 November 1972

BOZ SCAGGS has one of the sweetest, most engaging voices around, and his recent albums have been on the sweet and friendly side, too. Records as lavish as Moments (Boz' second LP, the new one is his fourth) may be successful on their own terms, but Boz' predilection for misty, caressing music has both startled and let down many of the listeners he picked up as the other key member of the Steve Miller Band. Those who know and love Sailor and Children of the Future are well aware of Scaggs' well-developed rock & roll sense, but he's kept it pretty well hidden since that first solo album he made for Atlantic three years ago. People who have sampled Boz since have been given nary a clue of his past as a rocker–a friend told me after listening to a few of Scaggs' mellower tunes that he thought Johnny Mathis did it better.

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