ARTIST: Boz Scaggs
YEAR RELEASED: 1971
CHART ACTION: #124
SINGLES: We Were Always Sweethearts (#61), Near You (#96)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Doubt it
LINEUP: Boz Scaggs with session guys and gals
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Boz starts his move from somewhat of a blues singer to more of the familiar laid-back blue-eyed soul we know him for.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: It could be said that Boz Scaggs didn’t change his style for the times, the times changed where his style got into vogue. This has all of the elements of a Scaggs’ album – great playing, a smooth production and some great vocals.
The songs are decent as well – some of them have hooks but not enough to carry over to the pop charts. Yet it’s very listenable and accessible. It’s just not well known.
It is a consistent record – there aren’t any highlights per se. It’s just another good Boz Scaggs album.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: He was busy in this era. He released three solo albums in 1971 and 1972 and also did a lot of West Coast gigs with his band.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.
GRADE: B+: Not a standout. Not bad. If you like Boz Scaggs’ later stuff, you’ll like this.