February 2, 2016

Forty years ago: Boz Scagg's Silk Degrees

Forty years ago yesterday (where the hell did yesterday go?) Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees came out. Now I'll be real honest here, I only really know one song from this album, "Lido Shuffle", but it's one of those songs from one's early childhood that is just so persistent because there's never been a time in my life when I've been aware of it not being there.

The tune has got such a great beat, chord progression, classic rock song structure with hooks and hooks aplenty. It may sound lame and old to some of you, but it's part of my earliest musical foundations and, like so many parts of our upbringing, it holds a special place in my heart.

You may also be familiar with "Lowdown".

Pic from Amazon.