Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following and an enduring respect among musicians.
Inspired by the early days of rock & roll and R&B, Boz Scaggs knew he was destined for a life of music. Originally signing with Atlantic Records, he debuted his self-titled album, which brought critical acclaim and a relationship with Columbia Records. Scaggs went on to record seven albums with Columbia which produced hits such as We Were Always Sweethearts, Dinah Flo, You Make it So Hard and Slow Dancer. In 1975 he won a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song” for his hit Lowdown.
After signing a contract with Virgin Records in the 90s, he made an album of original material, Some Change and then the Grammy-nominated album of R&B classics and original material, Come on Home. Scaggs later released two jazz albums one of which went to #1 on Billboard’s jazz chart.
Boz Scaggs’ most recent album, Memphis, takes Scaggs down memory lane. “I had been thinking about a record that involved going back into my past and finding songs that match my style and my voice,” Scaggs says. With producer Steve Jordan he puts a distinctive touch on classics like Rainy Night in Georgia, Corinna Corinna and Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl, as well as a few original songs. 13 tracks were recorded in three days at Memphis’ Royal Studios.
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