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Boz Caggs – Slow Dance

Slow Dancer is the sixth album by Boz Scaggs, originally released by Columbia in 1974. It was produced by former MotownerJohnny Bristol of “Hang On In There Baby” fame.

The album was initially released with a cover photo of Scaggs walking alone on the beach, with the back of the album framing a head and shoulders shot of Scaggs lying on the beach. The photographs were taken by Annie Leibovitz. After the breakout success of 1976’s Silk Degrees, Slow Dancer was re-released with a new cover showing Scaggs and a woman in fine clothing, Scaggs bending to kiss her bosom. This photo was taken by Ethan Russell.

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He became prominent for his series of albums in the late 1970s, and songs “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour. Scaggs was born in Canton, Ohio, the eldest child of a traveling salesman. Their family moved to McAlester, Oklahoma, then to Plano, Texas (at that time a farm town), just north of Dallas. He attended a Dallas private school, St. Mark’s School of Texas, where schoolmate Mal Buckner gave him the nickname “Bosley”, later shortened to “Boz”. After learning guitar at the age of 12, Scaggs met Steve Miller at St. Mark’s School. In 1959, he became the vocalist for Miller’s band, the Marksmen. The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison together, playing in blues bands like the Ardells and the Fabulous Knight Trains. Leaving school, Scaggs briefly joined the burgeoning R&B scene in London, then traveled on to Sweden as a solo performer, and in 1965 recorded his solo debut album, Boz, which failed commercially. He also had a brief stint with the band the Other Side with Mac MacLeod and Jack Downing.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Boz Scaggs, except where indicated

  1. “You Make It So Hard (To Say No)” – 3:32
  2. “Slow Dancer” (George Daly, Scaggs) – 3:10
  3. “Angel Lady (Come Just In Time)” (Johnny Bristol, Jim McDonough, Scaggs) – 3:28
  4. “There Is Someone Else” – 4:32
  5. “Hercules” (Allen Toussaint) – 4:03
  6.  “Pain of Love” (Johnny Bristol) -3:11
  7. “Sail on White Moon” (Johnny Bristol) – 3:13
  8. “Let It Happen” (Johnny Bristol, Scaggs) – 3:18
  9. “I Got Your Number” (Johnny Bristol, Gregory Reeves) – 3:43
  10. “Take It for Granted” – 4:19

Video: Boz Scaggs – You Make It So Hard (To Say No)

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in