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Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 19 June 1976

THIS BOY certainly eats up producers. ...

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Boz Scaggs (1997)

Interview by Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages audio, 20 October 1997

Boz goes through his recording career, starting with Jann Wenner's role in the first solo album at Muscle Shoals; the albums Moments and Boz Scaggs & Band; returning to Muscle Shoals for My Time; the Johnny-Bristol-produced Slow Dancer, featuring James Jamerson and others; Silk Degrees and 'Lowdown' as a crossover pop hit, plus producer Joe Wissert; involvement in the New York Rock & Soul Revue with Donald Fagen; his Some Change album with co-producer Ricky Fataar; the Japanese-only release Fade into Light, and his new Come on Home covers album.

File format: mp3; file size: 33.8mb, interview length: 35' 11" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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The Venerable Boz Scaggs Is Nobody's "Fool"

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 6 May 2015

THROUGHOUT HIS LENGTHY recording career — now clocking in at five decades — Boz Scaggs has been a tireless sonic alchemist, whose output is the ...

Various artists: Fillmore: The Last Days (Fillmore Z3X 31390)

Review by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 9 November 1972

HIS SPIRIT is omnipresent in this elaborate package. He has written extensive program notes to the handsome booklet. He is there suddenly at the beginning ...

Boz Scaggs: Matrix, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 19 March 1970

The Heaviest Group in Town ...

Boz Scaggs: Your Mom Loved Him... And Still Does

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 16 February 2011

THESE DAYS, it's good to be the Wizard of Boz. In recent times, Boz Scaggs has been recording and touring as he pleases, including a ...

Boz Scaggs: Worth Waiting For

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 September 2001

Boz Scaggs took his time – more than seven years between new albums. ...

Boz Scaggs: An interview

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 5 July 1980

BOZ SCAGGS graced our fair capital last week, dropping off en route to an Italian beach with his wife and kids. Mindful of the relative ...

Boz Scaggs on But Beautiful

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 July 2003

WITH HIS new album hitting No. 1 on the jazz charts, Boz Scaggs is a changed man. "I'll use what I've learned in this process ...

Bill Graham: Mister Fillmore

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, 27 May 1972

Loraine Alterman in New York previews Fillmore, the film about America's legendary rock centre... and talks to its star, super-impresario Bill Graham ...

Boz Scaggs: The Boz is back

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 27 August 2001

The least driven man in rhythm and blues has somehow produced another album. Adam Sweeting gets the lowdown ...

Boz Scaggs: Down Two Then Left (Columbia JC 34729)

Review by Bob Spitz, Crawdaddy!, January 1978


Boz Scaggs: Down Two, Then Left (Columbia)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1978

SEEING AS how I hate Bloomingdale's with an untowards eccentric passion (due to the fact that they sell shitty shoes and dictate an intensely shallow ...

Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (CBS 81193)

Review by Martin Hayman, Street Life, 1 May 1976

THIS IS a really great dance record. Put on the first three cuts of either side and you'll get going anybody who's got rhythm in ...

Boz Scaggs: Down Two then Left (Columbia JC 34729)

Review by Susin Shapiro, Rolling Stone, 23 February 1978

BOZ SCAGGS is a little like sex and show business. When he's good, he's very good, and when he's bad, he's not that bad. Down ...

Boz Scaggs: Moments (CBS 64248)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, June 1971

WHEN AN album takes so much in, puts so much out, and somehow remains itself, then before long the great cosmic public are going to ...

Vinyl Icon: The Making of Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, February 2016

NOBODY WOULD HAVE thought that a former Steve Miller Band sideman whose name sounded like a disease of sheep would suddenly, after six failed solo ...

Wizard of Boz

Profile and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 18 October 2001

LIKE ONE OF his ballad's gently lolling melodies, William Royce "Boz" Scaggs takes an easygoing approach to recording. Never one to give in to a ...

Boz Scaggs' Second Bite of Cake

Interview by David Hancock, National RockStar, 20 November 1976

DAVID HANCOCK sips champagne with U.S. chart top ...

Boz Scaggs Returns

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 16 June 1988

Other Roads ends eight-year layoff ...

Boz Scaggs Treads the MOR Tightrope

Profile and Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, 16 February 1978

Down Two Then Left Plays Funk Against Fancy ...

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride: Tales from Austin's Big Bang

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Bentley, Austin Chronicle, 28 October 2005

TIME IS A CONTINUUM that's sometimes hard to trace. Look too far back and things get hazy. Try gazing into the future and it's all ...

Boz Scaggs: Middle Man (Columbia)

Review by Mark Leviton, BAM, 18 April 1980

WATCHING THE degeneration of an artist's talents is no fun, especially when they've done truly classic work in the past. Boz Scaggs has never recovered ...

Boz Scaggs: Central Park, New York

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 14 August 1976

STROLLING THROUGH New York's Central Park on a hot and sultry Friday afternoon was pretty much like reliving a David Peel song. The paths and ...

Boz Scaggs: Slow Dancer (Columbia)

Review by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, June 1974

SLOW DANCER is Boz Scaggs' fifth album, and you have to wonder when he's going to start repeating himself, because none of them sound the ...

Boz Scaggs: Bar-Room Brawls Are Out Man — I've Gotten Sophisticated

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 13 November 1976

Yes, this is one for the, err, cognoscenti. It's BOZ SCAGGS man – but coming on strong like Bryan Ferry's wardrobe. Admirer MAX BELL talks ...

Boz Scaggs: Portrait of The Image as a Reality

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 14 January 1978

The elusive BOZ SCAGGS picks up the phone in deepest America and suavely refutes all allegations of artifice. 'My image is no pose man – ...

Boz Scaggs: Scaggs In Silk

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 15 May 1976

LOUNGING IN HIS suite at the Pierre Hotel, an opulent home for the wealthy, once owned by Paul Getty, Boz Scaggs completes a picture of ...

Boz Scaggs: Slow Dancer

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 29 June 1974

WHY DO people make albums? There are probably three reasons: ...

Boz Scaggs: Boz Of The Blues

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 22 June 1974

WE'RE just talking, comparing favourite singers, when Boz Scaggs happens to mention Bobby "Blue" Bland. ...

Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (CBS)

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 3 April 1976

BOZ SCAGGS is a musician I've always had a great affection for, from way back in the old Steve Miller days when I was still ...

Boz Scaggs

Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, October 1994

WHEN BOZ SCAGGS MADE HIS FIRST tentative steps back into the music industry that he had abandoned for most of the '80s, he found his ...

Boz Scaggs: My TIme

Review by 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 ...

Boz Scaggs: My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, December 1997

STILL REGARDED over here primarily as a kind of lounge-lizard soulman — sort of Bryan Ferry with roots — thanks to his hugely successful mid-70s ...

Boz Scaggs: Moments

Review by John Morthland, Creem, June 1971

BOZ SCAGGS' FIRST solo album was so close to perfect that it must be considered a tough act to follow. Still, one might have hoped ...

Big Boz Man: Boz Scaggs

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 30 June 1973

BOZ SCAGGS is the cult hero with the strongest claim to wider fame. He’s in Britain all summer to play and record...he talks to MM’s ...

Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (Columbia)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, April 1976

For eight years, Boz Scaggs has been making playable, durable albums (counting the new one, there are now six solo LPs, and before that Scaggs ...

see also Steve Miller


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