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  Boz Scaggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Leaving school, Scaggs briefly left Texas to join the burgeoning rhythm and blues scene in London.
Scaggs has continued to record and tour sporadically throughout the 1980s and 1990s, although he has semi-retired from the music business and now owns the San Francisco nightclub Slim's.
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 Boz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boz (long "o") was an early pen name of Charles Dickens, and the name under which he published his first work, Sketches by Boz.
Boz Scaggs, born William Royce Scaggs (1944), is an Ohio-born Texan singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Boz Pity is a planet in Star Wars Episode III where Quinlan Vos took his clone army.
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 Boz Scaggs
From an early age, Boz loved music, and the first musical instrument he learned to play was the cello at the age of nine.
Despite all of his success, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s in retirement, owning and operating the San Francisco nightclub, "Slim's" and limiting his performances primarily to the club's annual fl-tie New Year's Eve concerts.
In 2005, Boz Scaggs was still touring, performing to sold out venues across America.
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 Boz Scaggs - Biography - AOL Music
Born William Royce Scaggs in Ohio on June 8, 1944, he was raised in Oklahoma and Texas, and while attending prep school in Dallas met guitarist Steve Miller.
Scaggs remained in Europe, singing on street corners; in Sweden he recorded a failed solo LP, 1965's Boz, before returning to the U.S. two years later.
However, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s in retirement, owning and operating the San Francisco nightclub Slim's and limiting his performances primarily to the club's annual fl-tie New Year's Eve concerts.
music.aol.com /artist/boz-scaggs/5359/biography   (477 words)

 Boz Scaggs - Saturday Oct 27, 2001
Boz and all of the musicians with him were right on the money, with every sound and every riff.
Scaggs stepped back from the industry after that but has continued to make music that matters, both in the studio and in concert.
Scaggs played a 90-minute set of dependably stylish, perfectionist funk aimed at people who don't care which member of 'N Sync is dating Britney Spears.
www.lakeutopia.com /dhart/ScrapBook/BozScaggs/BozScaggs.htm   (585 words)

 Boz Scaggs interviews, articles and reviews from Rock’s Backpages
BOZ SCAGGS has one of the sweetest, most engaging voices around, and his recent albums have been on the sweet and friendly side, too.
BOZ SCAGGS is the cult hero with the strongest claim to wider fame.
BOZ SCAGGS is a musician I've always had a great affection for, from way back in the old Steve Miller days when I was still a...
www.rocksbackpages.com /artist.html?ArtistID=scaggs_boz   (255 words)

 boz scaggs
William Royce Scaggs, « Boz », being a childhood nickname, was born on June 8, 1944 in Canton, Ohio.
Boz settled in San Francisco, his permanent home, and imposed himself as a major songwriter, vocalist and musician.
Boz Scaggs is now back with a collection of jazz standards, “But Beautiful”; (Gray Cat records, his own label), an album featuring an outstanding jazz quartet from the San Francisco Bay scene.
members.optusnet.com.au /mattmcleish/sepponraiders/bozscaggs.htm   (563 words)

 Boz Scaggs - Fade Into Light - Discography
What you hear on this album is those guys, in that room, on that day." Scaggs initiated the original session when he was hired to write and record the title track as a theme song for a Japanese film.
Scaggs and the band recorded new arrangements of his classic songs "Lowdown," "Harbor Lights" and "We're All Alone," from his landmark album "Silk Degrees," as well as "Simone" from 1980's "Middle Man," along with several newly written songs, at Skywalker Sound in Northern California.
"Fade Into Light" was produced by Boz Scaggs, with the exception of "Lowdown" (produced by Scaggs and David Paich, the original co-author of that song and the original arranger of the "Silk Degrees" album), "Love TKO" (produced by Paich), "Lost It," "Time," "Sierra" and "I'll Be the One" (produced by Scaggs and Ricky Fataar).
www.bozscaggs.com /discography.php   (423 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: My Time: Boz Scaggs Anthology 1969-1997: Music: Boz Scaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Boz Scaggs may be remembered most in Britain for the disco / RandB styled hits 'Lowdown', 'What can I say' and 'Lido shuffle' in 1977, but there was far more to the man, as this excellent and comprehensive collection amply demonstrates.
Boz was certainly not jumping on a disco bandwagon, as he had already spent a number of years honing his skills as an RandB/soul singer and band leader, resulting in several creditable albums leading up to his well deserved commercial breakthrough with the 'Silk Degrees' album from which came the above mentioned hits.
Boz was and is a master of this genre, and most of today's young male singers with soulful pretensions should listen to this to find how it should really be done.
www.amazon.co.uk /My-Time-Scaggs-Anthology-1969-1997/dp/B000024VCW   (874 words)

 Bread & Roses - Archived Articles, Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs had never worked with an acoustic jazz quartet before he performed at the Opera House in San Francisco for the 25th anniverary concert of Bread and Roses.
Boz Scaggs performs selections from new album of jazz standards, "But Beautiful," at the Bread and Roses benefit at the Herbst Theatre.
While he may have done only one prison show, Scaggs has donated his time and talents to various benefits and events for Bread and Roses for nearly 30 years, including acoustic performances at the historic Bread and Roses music festivals at the Greek Theater in Berkeley in the '70s.
www.breadandroses.org /articlesBoz.shtml   (524 words)

 Boz Scaggs - Greatest Hits Live
This intimate venue was the ideal place to see a Boz Scaggs concert, as the hall is stunningly beautiful, the small crowd is right on top of the band, and the acoustics are fantastic.
Scaggs definitely put together a fantastic band that was more than able to do his legendary songs justice.
At sixty years of age, Boz Scaggs is convincingly performing like he is still in his prime.
www.concertdvdreviews.com /Reviews/Scaggs_Greatest.htm   (853 words)

 Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs' new Virgin Records release and his first collection of original material in over seven years, is the musical equivalent of kensai - a "just in time" melding of the right material at precisely the right moment with exactly the right collaborators.
Both Boz and Paich own and operate their own studios, in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, where sessions proceeded at a deliberate but unhurried pace through the last half of 2000..
Dig, in sum, is an album that both reaches back to the essential elements of Boz Scaggs' artistry as it points the way to a fresh installment in a lifetime dedicated to music.
www.tunica-ms.com /boz_scaggs.htm   (890 words)

 Smooth Jazz Now.com :
Scaggs two night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall will be taped for a TV special and subsequent DVD.
This weekend Scaggs will headline the 25th annual Playboy Jazz Festival and present his great body of work leading up to his new Jazz standards album "But Beautiful." The singer seems aware of the plethora of standards albums on the market but says he, like everyone else was sold on the strength of the songs.
Scaggs told the L.A. Times "It began a few years ago, when I sang 'My Funny Valentine' as part of an acoustic set I was asked to do for a benefit.
www.smoothjazznow.com /artist_boz_scaggs.htm   (614 words)

 Boz Scaggs Biography and Update at SoulTracks
Rock and Soul man Boz Scaggs carved a persona in the mid-70s as a slick, smooth pop/soul singer on the strength of his great Silk Degrees album.
Scaggs moved to San Francisco and recorded his eponymous U.S. solo debut album in 1968.
Scaggs returned to record in 1988 with Other Roads, an uneven album that included a couple of nice Bobby Caldwell compositions (the minor hit “Heart of Mine” and the moody “Night of Van Gogh”), but which was otherwise forgettable.
www.soultracks.com /boz_scaggs.htm   (506 words)

 Boz Scaggs - Fade Into Light
is the definitive package of Boz Scaggs' greatest hit recordings, capturing an era when this gifted singer-songwriter and soul man became a veritable one-man genre.
We are pleased to announce that Boz Scaggs' album "Dig" is now available for purchase on Itunes under Gray Cat Recrods.
Intimate, understated, distinguished by the interplay of a handful of virtuoso musicians and the silken voice of one of the classic singers of our time, Fade Into Light is Boz Scaggs in a different setting, introducing new material and revisiting old classics with subtlety, elegance and flair.
www.bozscaggs.com   (154 words)

 Boz Scaggs But Beautiful by Todd Warnke
Scaggs' vocals have always joined a sophisticated and worldly sense of love and its perils to an off-the-cuff ease - the perfect blend for cool soul, RandB and the blues.
Here the lyric is more pensive and while Scaggs brings excellent voice to the song, he also stays just beyond the emotional center of the tune.
Scaggs approach is the perfect line for these lyrics, just enough longing tempered with experience to sell the emotion, and when Crystal solos, it is with exquisite delicacy, and this against the backdrop of a totally locked in rhythm section.
www.enjoythemusic.com /Magazine/music/0703/scaggs.htm   (572 words)

 Boz Scaggs : Mailboat Records
After an overland trip through Eastern Europe and on to India and Nepal in 1967, Scaggs headed to San Francisco for a gig with the Steve Miller Band that was to last a year and include that band's first two albums.
Next came a solo record, titled simply Boz Scaggs, which was made with the legendary Mussel Shoals rhythm section and featured the great Duane Allman.
After a ten-year hiatus, Scaggs recorded four albums including the Grammy-nominated Come On Home, a blues and R&B collection that honored his musical roots, and the critically-acclaimed 2001 release, Dig which was, in his own words, "the best work of my life in music."
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 Cover Story - Boz Scaggs
When Boz Scaggs hits the Hollywood Bowl stage this month headlining at the Playboy Jazz Festival, he’s certain to hear audience members shout out requests for “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Jojo” and any number of other hits that made him one of the most acclaimed pop/rockers of the ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Scaggs, who has lived in the Bay Area since 1967, has been married to his second wife for 11 years and has a 25-year-old son, Austin, who is also a musician and also works as a writer for Rolling Stone in New York.
Boz Scaggs is scheduled to perform at the 25th Anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival on June 14, at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, California.
www.smoothjazznews.com /archives/june2003   (1279 words)

 Rolling Stone : Boz Scaggs: Middle Man : Music Reviews
Boz Scaggs' steamy new blockbuster, Middle Man, more than recaptures the robust lushness of Silk Degrees, the album that firmly established Scaggs as pop-rock's sharpest fancy dancer.
Middle man could well be Boz Scaggs' response to Donna Summer's Bad Girls, since its milieu is similar: a high-rent, high-rise City of Night where grand passions and cheap thrills are one and the same.
Boz Scaggs' raw timbre, syllabic slurs and insinuating phraseology make him pop music's hippest city slicker, a sulky roué who combines Al Green's leonine grace with Van Morrison's emotional volatility.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/bozscaggs/albums/album/284037/review/5943615   (764 words)

 Boz Scaggs - Ratings and Reviews
Boz's Columbia Records debut spawned the minor hit "We Were Always Sweethearts," a pop tune representative of Boz's early songs, but not necessarily of Moments.
Boz Scaggs always had a knack for adjusting his musical style with the times without sacrificing his bluesy roots.
Scaggs added his ballad "The Perfect One." The album's concluding number is an instrumental ("Night Music") written by David Foster, frequent collaborator of Scaggs and of Newton-John.
herlin.org /ratings/scaggs.htm   (2152 words)

 Amazon.com: Boz Scaggs: Music: Boz Scaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Boz Scaggs" is another candidate for the greatest overlooked, unjustly forgotten album of the classic rock era.
A lot of fans of this album like to bemoan the fact that Boz Scaggs seemed to "go commercial" in later years, especially with "Silk Degrees." I think this is the wrong way to look at his career.
Scaggs obviously loves the whole wide expanse of soul, blues and R and B, and feels no need to settle into a single groove within that broad category.
www.amazon.com /Boz-Scaggs/dp/B000002I9D   (1564 words)

 Boz Scaggs
In 1963 Scaggs returned to Dallas alone, fronting an RandB unit dubbed the Wigs; after relocating to England, the group promptly disbanded, and two of its members -- John Andrews and Bob Arthur -- soon formed Mother Earth.
Musicians on the Boz Scaggs album: Boz Scaggs, Tracy Nelson, Jeanie Greene, Duane Allman, Joe Arnold, Barry Beckett, Ben Cauley, Charles Chalmers, Joyce Dunn, Jeannie Green, Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, Mary Holladay, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Al Lester, Gene Miller, James Mitchell, Floyd Newman, Irma Routen, Donna Thatcher and Mary Holliday.
Musicians on the Boz Scaggs and Band album: Boz Scaggs, Rita Coolidge, Mel Martin, José Chepitó Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Eddie Lee Charlton, Dorothy Morrison, Pat O'Hara, Tom Poole, George Rains, Doug Simril, Joachim Jymm Young and Chepito Areas.
www.bluedesert.dk /bozscaggs.html   (2298 words)

 Great American Music Hall
It features Scaggs performing standards such as "Sophisticated Lady," and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" with the classic jazz quartet that includes pianist and arranger Paul Nagel and bright new star from the San Francisco jazz scene, saxophonist Eric Crystal.
Says Scaggs, "I thought it might be interesting to rework some of my songs with a more progressive treatment…Things opened up so nicely in rehearsal, I suggested we do a standard.
Look for Boz Scaggs to head to Japan for the first leg of his tour in May, jazz festivals in June and July in Europe and the US and a US tour later this summer.
www.musichallsf.com /artist_pages/boz_scaggs_jazz_082603.html   (329 words)

 Boz Scaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Boz Scaggs wuchs in Oklahoma und Texas auf und war in jungen Jahren ein Schulfreund von Gitarrist Steve Miller, mit dem er in Dallas bereits in den späten 1950ern als Sänger Musik in einer Band namens The Marksmen machte.
Als sich diese Gruppe in England aber wieder auflöste, blieb Scaggs für zwei weitere Jahre in Europa und versuchte sich hier als Straßenmusikant.
Nachdem Scaggs in die USA zurück gekehrt war, ließ er sich in San Francisco nieder und traf dort erneut auf Jugendfreund Steve Miller.
www.biologie.de /biowiki/Boz_Scaggs   (523 words)

 Amazon.com: Silk Degrees: Music: Boz Scaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lanky Texan neo-soul crooner and underrated guitar warrior Boz Scaggs was a Steve Miller Band alumnus who jumped ship to probe silky R&B instead of gritty blues, the Miller Band's original milieu, and each of his early '70s solo albums polished the mix toward this triumphant zenith.
Boz Scaggs happens to be part of a minority.
That is, he happens to be able to mix the sound of the blues, jazz, pop and rock in his recordings and it makes for some gorgeous music.
www.amazon.com /Silk-Degrees-Boz-Scaggs/dp/B000002564   (1114 words)

 Boz Scaggs still exploring new musical styles | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Scaggs countered that situation two years ago by releasing “Greatest Hits Live”; on his own Gray Cat label.
The two-CD set nearly sums up Scaggs' lengthy career and myriad influences, from blues (including “Somebody Loan Me a Dime,” originally recorded in 1969 with Duane Allman on slide guitar), RandB (the '76 hit “Lowdown”), rock, soul and even smooth jazz, which Scaggs can be said to have helped introduce.
Scaggs has come a long way since his '69 debut album, “Boz Scaggs,” and even then he'd already played guitar with Bay Area rocker Steve Miller (they had a high-school band together in Dallas) on Miller's first two albums.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060727/news_lz1w27boz.html   (641 words)

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