The Eponymous Solo Debut of Boz Scaggs

This is a sleeper choice for a few reasons. First off, this is not the album most Boz Scaggs fans would choose, given his breadth of songwriting talent and popular music in the ‘70s. Secondly, this is before the smooth Silk Degrees sound, and has Boz showing his bonafide blues chops, delivering one of my top song choices of all time, “Loan Me A Dime,” with Duane Allman on guitar. There are other highlights to be sure, but sometimes one track speaks volumes and this is one of those times. His 1969 full-length U.S. debut solo, recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio and co-produced by Rolling Stone magazine founding editor Jann Wenner, this followed Boz’s stint with the original incarnation of The Steve Miller Band.

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