More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under “Ultra Rare”, as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one details his journey out of Texas as a sideman with Dallas schoolmate Steve Miller in Chicago, then San Francisco, and includes Fenton Robinson‘s “Loan Me a Dime” on its fiftieth anniversary with guitar solos by a young Muscle Shoals session guitarist in 1969 by the name of Duane Allman.Boz Scaggs was practically the only white rock/ rhythm ‘n’ blues musician to walk on the water of the U.S. disco fad and not drown. After all, Rod Stewart paid dearly for ” Do You Think I’m Sexy”, whereas with the massive hit album Silk Degrees in 1976, Boz Scaggs merely got paid, because of massive hits “Lido Shuffle”,”Georgia”,”We’re All Alone”, the exquisite “Harbor Lights”, and “Lowdown”.
Part two includes Scaggs playing his monster hit ” Lowdown” In the Studio during the interview. The conclusion of my interview with Boz Scaggs includes a superb live performance of the soul classic “Drowning in the Sea of Love”, plus the title song to 1994’s Some Change as well as a smokin’ version of Earl King’s “It All went Down the Drain” from Come On Home . –Redbeard