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Boz Scaggs

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After first finding acclaim as an associate from the Steve Miller Music group, singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs continued to take pleasure from considerable solo success in the 1970s. Blessed William Royce Scaggs in Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Tx, and while participating in prep college in Dallas fulfilled guitarist Steve Miller. Scaggs became a member of Miller’s group the Marksmen being a vocalist in 1959, as well as the set later went to the School of Wisconsin jointly, where they performed in blues rings just like the Ardells as well as the Fabulous Knight Trains. Scaggs came back to Dallas by itself in 1963, fronting an R&B device dubbed the Wigs; after relocating to Britain, the group quickly disbanded, and two of its associates — John Andrews and Bob Arthur — shortly formed NATURE. Scaggs continued to be in Europe, performing on street sides. He also documented a failed single LP in Sweden, 1965’s Boz, before time for the U.S. 2 yrs afterwards. Upon settling in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, he reunited with Miller, signing up for the fledgling Steve Miller Music group; after documenting two acclaimed albums using the group, Kids into the future and Sailor, Scaggs exited in 1968 to support a solo profession. Using Rolling Stone journal publisher Jann Wenner, Scaggs following secured a agreement with Atlantic. Sports a cameo from Duane Allman, 1968’s soulful Boz Scaggs didn’t find an target audience despite winning essential favor, as well as the monitor “Mortgage Me a Dime” later on became the main topic of a courtroom fight when bluesman Fenton Robinson sued (effectively) for composer credit. After putting your signature on to Columbia, Scaggs teamed with maker Glyn Johns to record 1971’s Occasions, a skillful mixture of rock and roll and R&B which, like its forerunner, didn’t make a lot of an impression within the graphs. Scaggs continued to be a critics’ darling during the period of LPs like 1972’s My Period and 1974’s Sluggish Dancer, but he didn’t achieve a industrial discovery until 1976’s Silk Levels, which reached number 2 on the recording graphs while spawning the very best Three solitary “Lowdown,” along with the smash “Lido Shuffle.” Released in 1977, Down Two After that Remaining was also successful, and 1980’s Middle Man reached the very best Ten on the effectiveness of the singles “Break down Dead Forward” and “Jo Jo.” Nevertheless, Scaggs spent a lot of the ’80s in pension, owning and working the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA nightclub Slim’s and restricting his performances mainly towards the club’s annual black-tie New Year’s Eve concerts. Finally, he resurfaced in 1988 using the recording Other Roads, adopted three years later on by way of a tour with Donald Fagen’s Rock and roll and Spirit Revue. The single effort Some Switch made an appearance in 1994, with Seriously House and My Period: The Anthology (1969-1997) both released in 1997. The recently energized Scaggs spent another few years regularly releasing new materials, including Here’s the reduced Down, Fade into Light, Drill down, and a assortment of criteria called But Gorgeous. An extended reissue of Silk Levels and Runnin’ Blue (a documenting of the 1974 functionality) made an appearance in 2007, and Speak Low noticed him reinterpreting several jazz criteria in 2008. Scaggs toured as an associate from the Dukes of Sept in 2012; the group’s various other principals included Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen. Scaggs surfaced from his documented silence in March of 2013 using the Steve Jordan-produced Memphis, a assortment of primary and cover music. Documented at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studio room in the town, the record was designed to reveal the heritage from the Southern spirit custom in the 21st hundred years. In 2014, Scaggs — with Jordan once again as his manufacturer — booked four times at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studio room with a primary music group from Memphis. They enlisted top-flight Music Town session players in addition to guests Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams to dietary supplement the periods. A Fool to Treatment, released by 429 in 2015, showcased addresses of classic spirit, NOLA R&B, rock and roll & move and country addresses, and new materials.

Quick Facts


Full Name Boz Scaggs
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, St. Mark's School of Texas
Nationality American
Spouse Dominique Gioia Scaggs, Carmella Scaggs
Children Austin Scaggs
Parents Helen Virginia Coe, Royce Gifford Scaggs
Awards Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
Music Groups Steve Miller Band, The Dukes of September, The Ardells
Music Songs Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, Look What You've Done To Me, Heart of Mine, We're All Alone, Loan Me a Dime, Miss Sun, Harbor Lights, Breakdown Dead Ahead, Dinah Flo, We Were Always Sweethearts, JoJo, You Can Have Me Anytime, You Make It So Hard, I'll Be Long Gone, Last Tango on 16th Street, Runnin' Blue, What Can I Say, What Do You Want the Girl to Do, Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl, Painted Bells, It All Went Down the Drain, Miss Riddle, Rainy Night in Georgia, Corrina, Corrina, Downright Women, There’s a Storm a’ Comin’, Hell to Pay, Might Have to Cry, Cadillac Walk, Your Good Thing, Do Like You Do in New York
Albums Silk Degrees, Middle Man, A Fool to Care, Slow Dancer, Other Roads, Boz Scaggs & Band, Memphis, Some Change, Come On Home, Fade into Light, Moments, Boz Scaggs, But Beautiful, Dig, Speak Low, My Time, Hits!, Greatest Hits Live, Down Two Then Left, My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology, Boz, Live At The Filmore West, 30th June 1971, My Time + Bonus, Live at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, 1974 (FM Radio Broadcast), Live at Pacific High, 1971, The Essential Boz Scaggs, Playlist: The Very Best Of Boz Scaggs, Live in San Francisco, The Pacific High Studios '71 (Live), Radio City Music Hall, New York 5th April 1981 (Remastered) [Live FM Radio Broadcast Concert In Superb Fidelity]
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Movies Boz Scaggs: Greatest Hits Live


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#Fact
1 The Steve Miller Band was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
2 He took the name "Boz" because while he was attending college, someone who mistakenly thought his first name was Bosley kept calling him "Boz", and it stuck.
3 His son, Oscar, died of a drug overdose in San Francisco, California, USA. [December 1998]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 performer: "Lowdown" / writer: "Lowdown" - as William R. Scaggs
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 15 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
L'écume des jours 2013 performer: "Lowdown" / writer: "Lowdown"
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary performer: "Somebody Loan Me a Dime"
Joyful Noise 2012 performer: "Lowdown" / writer: "Lowdown"
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Lowdown", "Lido Shuffle"
Warrior 2011 performer: "Lido Shuffle" / writer: "Lido Shuffle" - as William R. Scaggs
Super Bowl XLV 2011 TV Special performer: "Lido Shuffle" - uncredited / writer: "Lido Shuffle" - uncredited
Entourage TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Zodiac 2007 performer: "Lowdown" / writer: "Lowdown" - as William Scaggs
Skeppsholmen TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Black & White 1999/I writer: "Free" - as William Scaggs
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Cop Land 1997 performer: "It All Went Down the Drain"
The Devil's Own 1997 performer: "Somebody Loan Me A Dime"
Drop Zone 1994 performer: "Follow That Man" / writer: "Follow That Man"
Sjans 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tulisuudelma 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Two of a Kind 1983 performer: "The Perfect One" / writer: "The Perfect One"
Personal Best 1982 performer: "It's Over" / writer: "It's Over" - as B. Scaggs
Inside Moves 1980 lyrics: "You Make It So Hard To Say No" / music: "You Make It So Hard To Say No" / performer: "You Make It So Hard To Say No"
Urban Cowboy 1980 performer: "Look What You've Done To Me" / writer: "Look What You've Done To Me"
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM 1978 "Hollywood" / performer: "Lido Shuffle", "Hollywood" / writer: "Lido Shuffle"
Looking for Mr. Goodbar 1977 performer: "Lowdown" 1976 / writer: "Lowdown" 1976
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 7 episodes, 1977 performer - 5 episodes, 1977
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
In My Life... Zsa Zsa Live Video documentary writer: "Covers Medley"
Miles Ahead 2015 performer: "Lowdown"
Red Oaks TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ray Donovan TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary performer: "I'm Easy" / writer: "I'm Easy"
The D Train 2015 performer: "Lowdown Re-Record" / writer: "Lowdown Re-Record" - as William R. Scaggs
Halt and Catch Fire TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Musical Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party 2011 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Great Performances 2008 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV Series Himself
Boz Scaggs: Greatest Hits Live 2004 Video
Later... With Jools Holland 1997-2001 TV Series Himself
Ally McBeal 2001 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself
Fridays 1980 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Midnight Special 1974 TV Series Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performer
Good Vibrations from Central Park 1971 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Urban Cowboy (1980) · JD Souther
· David Foster
· Jerry Foster
· Bill Rice
· Brian Collins
· Robby Campbell
· Joe Walsh
· Bob Morrison
· Johnny Wilson
· Dan Fogelberg
· Bob Seger
· Wayland Holyfield
· Bob House
· Wanda Mallette
· Patti Ryan


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