Sat. Feb. 23, 2019

Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (Columbia)

Classics: Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (Columbia)

Elegance… That’s pretty much the first word that came to my mind when I heard Boz Scaggs‘ ‘Lowdown’ for the very first time back in the day. Thus, payin’ once again my props to those – they’ll recognize themselves – who opened my ears to so many different vibes.

Alright, I happened to love Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Born On The Bayou’. But I also stumbled upon The Rolling Stones‘2,000 Light Years Away From Home’. Then on Santana‘s ‘Singing Winds, Crying Beasts’. Not to mention Fela Kuti‘s ‘Chop And Quench’. Then the Philadelphia Sound in 1974. And I also came to like the Jazz/Fusion. This in addition to that Blue-Eyed Soul thing where Boz Scaggs and his evergreen ‘Lowdown’ are to be found…

‘Lowdown’ stands among the biggest classics of the Steve Miller Band’s former guitarist and occasionally lead singer. This with ‘Lido Shuffle’ and ‘We’re All One’. As many pieces taken from his 1976 ‘Silk Degrees’ album which he recorded along with Jeff Porcaro, David Paich and David Hungate who would later on join forces as Toto.

In a jazzy/funky vein, ‘Lowdown’ happened to become Scaggs‘s signature song along with time. Soon after covered by Brand New Funk with production work by the likes of the late Sylvia Robinson back in 1978. But also by Incognito featuring Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi on their 2010 released ‘Transatlantic R.P.M.’ album…

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