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Boz Scaggs

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Departing from the Steve Miller Band after a two-album stint, Boz Scaggs found himself on his own but not without support. Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, his friend, helped him sign with Atlantic Records and the label had him set up shop in Muscle Shoals, recording his debut album with that legendary set of studio musicians, known for their down-and-dirty backing work for Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, among many other Southern soul legends. The Muscle Shoals rhythm section, occasionally augmented by guitarist Duane Allman, gives this music genuine grit, but this isn't necessarily a straight-up blue-eyed soul record, even if the opening "I'm Easy" and "I'll Be Long Gone" are certainly as deeply soulful as anything cut at Muscle Shoals. Even at this early stage Scaggs wasn't content to stay in one place, and he crafted a kind of Americana fantasia here, also dabbling in country and blues along with the soul and R&B that grounds this record. If the country shuffle "Now You're Gone" sounds just slightly a shade bit too vaudeville for its own good, it only stands out because the rest of the record is pitch-perfect, from the Jimmie Rodgers cover "Waiting for a Train" and the folky "Look What I Got!" to the extended 11-minute blues workout "Loan Me a Dime," which functions as much as a showcase for a blazing Duane Allman as it does for Boz. But even with that show-stealing turn, and even with the Muscle Shoals musicians giving this album its muscle and part of its soul, this album is still thoroughly a showcase for Boz Scaggs' musical vision, which even at this stage is wide and deep. It would grow smoother and more assured over the years, but the slight bit of raggedness suits the funky, down-home performances and helps make this not only a great debut, but also an enduring blue-eyed soul masterpiece.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
I'm Easy
00:03:08

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards, Writer - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

2
I'll Be Long Gone
00:04:15

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

3
Another Day (Another Letter)
00:02:58

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

4
Now You're Gone
00:03:49

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

5
Finding Her
00:03:57

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

6
Look What I Got
00:04:12

Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - D. Rhodes, Writer - Charlie Chalmers, Writer - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

7
Waiting for a Train
00:02:41

Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jimmie Rodgers, Writer - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

8
Loan Me a Dime
00:12:31

Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards - Robinson, Composer - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Fenton Robinson, Writer - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals - Middlebrook, Composer

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

9
Sweet Release
00:06:14

W.R. SCAGGS, Writer - Duane Allman, Slide Guitar - Marlin Greene, Producer - Eddie Hinton, Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Guitar - Roger Hawkins, Drums - David Hood, Bass Guitar - BARRY BECKETT, Keyboards, Writer - Al Lester, Violin - Jeannie Greene, Backing Vocals - Donna Thatcher, Backing Vocals - Boz Scaggs, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jann Wenner, Producer - Mary Holiday, Backing Vocals

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Album Description

Departing from the Steve Miller Band after a two-album stint, Boz Scaggs found himself on his own but not without support. Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, his friend, helped him sign with Atlantic Records and the label had him set up shop in Muscle Shoals, recording his debut album with that legendary set of studio musicians, known for their down-and-dirty backing work for Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, among many other Southern soul legends. The Muscle Shoals rhythm section, occasionally augmented by guitarist Duane Allman, gives this music genuine grit, but this isn't necessarily a straight-up blue-eyed soul record, even if the opening "I'm Easy" and "I'll Be Long Gone" are certainly as deeply soulful as anything cut at Muscle Shoals. Even at this early stage Scaggs wasn't content to stay in one place, and he crafted a kind of Americana fantasia here, also dabbling in country and blues along with the soul and R&B that grounds this record. If the country shuffle "Now You're Gone" sounds just slightly a shade bit too vaudeville for its own good, it only stands out because the rest of the record is pitch-perfect, from the Jimmie Rodgers cover "Waiting for a Train" and the folky "Look What I Got!" to the extended 11-minute blues workout "Loan Me a Dime," which functions as much as a showcase for a blazing Duane Allman as it does for Boz. But even with that show-stealing turn, and even with the Muscle Shoals musicians giving this album its muscle and part of its soul, this album is still thoroughly a showcase for Boz Scaggs' musical vision, which even at this stage is wide and deep. It would grow smoother and more assured over the years, but the slight bit of raggedness suits the funky, down-home performances and helps make this not only a great debut, but also an enduring blue-eyed soul masterpiece.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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