Memphis’ is Scaggs’ first studio album in five years. It was recorded at Willie Mitchell legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other hit music artists.
Track Listing1.Gone Baby Gone2.So Good To Be Here3.Mixed Up Shook Up Girl4.Rainy Night in Georgia5.Love on a Two Way Street6.Pearl of the Quarter7.Cadillac Walk8.Corinna, Corinna9.Can I Change My Mind10.Dry Spell11.You Got Me Cryin’12.Sunny Gone’PersonnelWillie Weeks – bassRay Parker Jr.(guitarsSpooner Oldham (keyboardsThe Memphis HornsLester Snell (string arrangements)Steve Jordan (drumsRecorded at Willie Mitchell Royal Studio in Memphis Produced by Steve Jordan
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The Wall Street Journal
The Wizardry of BozSmooth, aged soul has always come naturally to Boz Scaggs. Growing up in Plano, Texas, the singer-songwriter and guitarist spent hours twisting the radio dial in search of blues, R&B, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. Over time, he came to merge an encyclopedic knowledge of American song with a yearning vocal style, softened by a tender twang.
Boz Scaggs is musically complicated. Musicians and producer hey do a lot of genre-jumping together, opening with a few soft jazz/R&B soul grooves, until taking a turn into a cover of Willie DeVille’s “Mixed Up Shook Up Girl,” where Scaggs channels Aaron Neville in a croon that waltzes with an island-reggae riff and primitive percussion.
Boz Scaggs’ ‘Memphis’ a lively return to his rhythm-and-blues rootsThere are certain vocals on there that if it were up to me I would have fixed them,’Scaggs says. ‘But Steve said leave it alone: ‘It sounds like it was 3 o’clock in the morning when you sang that vocal, and it was 3 o’clock in the morning.’ ‘