The 1976 seventh album “Silk Degrees” released on Columbia Records peaked at No. 2 and spent 115 weeks on the Billboard 200, certified five times platinum and remains Boz’s best selling album.
The key for success of this recording must be collaboration with young session musicians who later formed Toto; David Hungate, Jeff Porcaro and David Paich. Jeff Porcaro surely added his beautiful grooves to the album, particularly on “Lowdown”, the first single from the album. “Lido Shuffle” was another proof how Jeff Porcaro was the best drummer in rock history. And David Paich contributed his songwriting talent to 6 songs out of 10 on the album.
Lastly, you would appreciate that 2007 (and later) edition was reissued with three bonus tracks recorded live at the Greek Theatre on 15 August, 1976.
Label: Columbia Records, USA (PC33920)
1. What Can I Say
3. Jump Street
4. What Do You Want the Girl to Do
5. Harbor Lights
7. It's Over
8. Love Me Tomorrow
9. Lido Shuffle
10. We're All Alone
Bonus track(s) added to the reissued CD version(s):
2007 Columbia Records / Legacy, USA (82876867152)
11. What Can I Say
12. Jump Street
13. It’s Over
recorded live at the Greek Theatre on 15 August, 1976.
Producer: Joe Wissert
Boz Scaggs: Vocals
- Musicians -
Guitars: Fred Tackett, Louie Shelton
Slide Guitar: Les Dudek
Keyboards: David Paich
Bass: David Hungate
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Percussion: Jeff Porcaro, Joe Porcaro
Sax: Plas Johnson, Bud Shank
Flugelhorn: Chuck Findley
Horns: Bud Shank, Chuck Findley, Dick Hyde, Jim Horn, Paul Hubinon, Plas Johnson, Tom Scott, Vincent DeRosa
Background Vocals: Augie Johnson, Carolyn Willis, Jim Gilstrap, Marty McCall, Maxine Green, Pepper Swenson
Conductor: Sid Sharp