Boz Scaggs releases his immensely successful album : ‘Silk Degrees’ (1976)

Boz Scaggs’ ‘Silk Degrees’ is his seventh album (that will eventually spend 115 weeks on the Billboard 200) released in March 1976 by Columbia Records.

Track Listing : 1.What Can I Say (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) – 03:01 . 2.Georgia (Boz Scaggs) – 03:57 . 3.Jump Street (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) – 05:14 . 4.What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint) – 03:53 . 5.Harbor Lights (Boz Scaggs) – 05:58 . 6.Lowdown (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) – 05:18 . 7.It’S Over (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) – 02:52 . 8.Love Me Tomorrow (David David Paich) – 03:17 . 9.Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) – 03:44 . 10.We’Re All Alone (Boz Scaggs) – 04:14


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Musicians : Boz Scaggs – Vocals, Guitar . Louis Shelton – Guitars . Fred Tackett – Guitars . David Paich – Keyboards . David Hungate – Bass . Jeff Porcaro – Drums, Percussion . Vincent Derosa – Horns . Jim Horn – Horns . Paul Hubinon – Horns . Dick Hyde – Horns . Tom Scott – Horns . Chuck Findley – Flugelhorn . Tony Terran – Trumpet . Bud Shank – Saxophones . Plas Johnson – Saxophones . Jim Gilstrap – Backing Vocals . Maxine Green – Backing Vocals . Augie Johnson – Backing Vocals . Marty Mccall – Backing Vocals . Pepper Swenson – Backing Vocals . Carolyn Willis – Backing Vocals . Joe Porcaro – Percussion On (1) . Les Dudek – Slide Guitar On (3)

Production : Produced By Joe Wissert . Tom Perry – Engineer . Doug Sax – Mastering

Arrangements : Sid Sharp

Package : Moshe Brakha asterisques RVM – Photography . Bud Scoppa – Liner Notes . Nancy Donald – Design . Ron Coro – Design

Recorded September 1975 At Davlen Sound Studios & Hollywood Sound Los Angeles, California.

Released In March 1976 By Columbia.

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PopMatters
Silk Degrees contained several legitimate hit songs. The most infectious was “Lowdown”, a disco workout with an immediately recognizable pop ‘n’ slap bassline and a falsetto vocal from Scaggs. […]

A.V. Club
Silk Degrees is a prime example. It’s slick, catchy and eclectic, jumping from the Doobie Brothers-style neo-boogie to arid soul and disco balladry. This album is like a core sample of what radio sounded like in the mid-’70s. […]

Blogcritics
You can tell his career was at a turning point and that he had to take charge if he was going to make it. A successful album was not a sure thing. By the time that “Lowdown” had won the Grammy for best R&B song, his success was assured. […]

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