Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In Boz we trust

It barely made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, logging in at No. 494.  Yet Boz Scaggs' self-titled 1969 debut (if you don't count the REALLY early and impossible to find Boz) has plenty of fans, and you can include the Sanctuary in this group.

Many of us didn't discover Scaggs until 1976's Silk Degrees, which included the pop hits "Lido Shuffle" and the Grammy winning "Lowdown."  But five albums earlier, recording with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Scaggs provided a glimpse of what would be coming. Duane Allman helped make the sessions memorable with his guitar work on bluesman Fenton Robinson's "Somebody Loan Me a Dime" which by itself is worth the price of the album.

Today being Scaggs' birthday -- happy 67th! -- we thought we'd share a more recent video of the Bozman in fine stage form.  Get a load of those backup singers -- and hoist a tall cold one to the members of today's Birthday Band:

James Darren (1936): Actor, former teen idol
Goodbye Cruel World

Nancy Sinatra (1940): Singer
These Boots Are Made For Walkin,' Suger Town, Somethin' Stupid (w/ Frank) 

Sherman Garnes (1940-1977): Vocals, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Chuck Negron (1942): Vocals, Three Dog Night
Joy To The World, Easy to Be Hard, Eli's Coming

Boz Scaggs (1944): Musician, songwriter
Lido Shuffle, Lowdown, Look What You've Done to Me, Georgia, JoJo

Mick Box (1947): Guitar, Uriah Heep
Gypsy, Salisbury, Easy Livin'

Bonnie Tyler (1953):
Total Eclipse Of The Heart

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