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New York 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Radio City Music Hall, NYC, New York; November 26, 1980. Very good King Biscuit Flower Hour FM broadcast. Promoting his album “Middle Man”.

Thanks to glasnostrd19 for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

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In 1976, using session musicians who later formed Toto, Boz Scaggs recorded Silk Degrees, with Joe Wissert on producing duties. The album, which received a Grammy nomination for album of the year and a further nomination for Wissert as Producer of the Year, reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and No. 1 in a number of other countries, spawning four hit singles: “It’s Over”, “Lowdown”, “What Can I Say”, and “Lido Shuffle”, as well as the poignant ballad “We’re All Alone”.  In Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta choreographed his dance to “Lowdown”. In an interview, Travolta states “The Bee Gees weren’t even involved in the movie in the beginning, I was dancing to Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs.” However, Columbia denied the song’s use as there was another disco movie using “Lowdown” (Looking for Mr. Goodbar). The 1980 album Middle Man spawned two top 20 hits, “Breakdown Dead Ahead” (No. 15, Hot 100) and “Jojo” (No. 17, Hot 100).

Scaggs is credited for helping the formation of Toto. For his 1976 album, Silk Degrees, he hand picked musicians after taking suggestions from several people. These musicians were David Paich, David Hungate and Jeff Porcaro. The three were already friends and had frequently performed together on other albums, such as Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic. By going on tour with Scaggs, it solidified the prospect of starting a band. Columbia picked up on this talent by offering the new group a contract “without audition”. Paich stated “I’m not sure if Toto would have happened as soon, or quite the same way, without Silk Degrees”. - wikipedia

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FM broadcast > Sansui 8 receiver with wire FM antenna > unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) > Sony HFX 90 min master cassette > played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) > flac (sb’s aligned)

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Track 01. Introduction 0:20
Track 02. Breakdown Dead Ahead 5:27
Track 03. What Can I Say 3:21
Track 04. Still Falling For You 6:03
Track 05. You Got Some Imagination 3:51
Track 06. Georgia 5:10
Track 07. Jump Street 7:18
Track 08. Lido Shuffle 4:38
Track 09. Middle Man 7:53
Track 10. Lowdown 6:26
51 mins

Boz Scaggs - vocals, guitar
Mike Landau - guitar
Randy Kerber - keyboards
Scott Plunkett - keyboards
Mike Pocarro - bass
Carlos Vega - drums
Venetta Fields - background vocals
Paulette Brown - background vocals

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  1. 9 Responses to “BOZ SCAGGS - NEW YORK 1980”

  2. I scagged his boz once, it was tasty.

    By Derrick on Nov 22, 2022

  3. You aren’t making sense, little buddy.

    By DD on Nov 22, 2022

  4. Steve Miller taught Boz how to play the guitar .

    By Derrick on Nov 22, 2022

  5. I’m a self-taught coc k sucker

    By Derrick on Nov 22, 2022

  6. You’re not the real Derrick . I know how to spell сoсk . And how to suck сoсk .

    By Derrick on Nov 23, 2022

  7. You’re a liar, Derrick . I taught you everything that you know about sucking сoсk .

    By HHH on Nov 23, 2022

  8. I’m a self taught sock puppet

    By Derrick on Nov 23, 2022

  9. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Nov 25, 2022

  10. Rumor has it Boz gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Nov 25, 2022

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