“Silk Degrees” by Boz Scaggs - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1976Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

On his seventh long player, the big horns and strings enhanced production pays dividends, and the 31-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist seems to be in his element. He indulges his passion for the soulful and the funky within the pop rock template, turning his hand to (awful) pop balladry for added variety. The album was a #2 monster hit for him, five times platinum, and spawned four hit singles; “It’s Over” (#38), “Lowdown” (#3), “What Can I Say” (#42) and “Lido Shuffle” (#11), the latter three also finding their way into the UK Top 30. From every angle, this was his undoubtedly his commercial peak. I can appreciate that it's technically excellent but, the spunky “Lido Shuffle” aside, it's mostly bland session sludge to me. I note that the core players went on to form Toto. Need I say more?

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:01] 3.9.png Boz Scaggs - What Can I Say (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) Pop
A2 [03:57] 3.5.png Boz Scaggs - Georgia (Boz Scaggs) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A3 [05:14] 3.1.png Boz Scaggs - Jump Street (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [03:53] 3.3.png Boz Scaggs - What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint) Pop
A5 [05:58] 1.8.png Boz Scaggs - Harbor Lights (Boz Scaggs) Pop Ballad
B1 [05:18] 2.4.png Boz Scaggs - Lowdown (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) Disco / Funk
B2 [02:52] 3.7.png Boz Scaggs - It’s Over (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) Pop
B3 [03:17] 4.3.png Boz Scaggs - Love Me Tomorrow (David Paich) Reggae
B4 [03:44] 5.7.png Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) Cerebral Pop
B5 [04:14] 1.2.png Boz Scaggs - We’re All Alone (Boz Scaggs) Pop Ballad

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