Hits! [Bonus Tracks]

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The original edition of Boz Scaggs Hits! appeared on CD in 1980 at the dawn of the CD era. It was unique in that it featured a few radio smashes that weren't available on his albums. As David Wild states in his liner notes that he didn't pick up the original Hits! ."..for the whole story, but for the lowdown...." "Miss Sun," (a 12" single) and "Look What You've Done to Me," (from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack) made this a special buy back then. They were later included on the two-disc My Time: Anthology, but for many, an introduction to Scaggs on a budget hits comp is a more attractive buy. Can't argue there; especially when Legacy has added increased the track listing from ten to 15. There are three additional cuts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The original edition of Boz Scaggs Hits! appeared on CD in 1980 at the dawn of the CD era. It was unique in that it featured a few radio smashes that weren't available on his albums. As David Wild states in his liner notes that he didn't pick up the original Hits! ."..for the whole story, but for the lowdown...." "Miss Sun," (a 12" single) and "Look What You've Done to Me," (from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack) made this a special buy back then. They were later included on the two-disc My Time: Anthology, but for many, an introduction to Scaggs on a budget hits comp is a more attractive buy. Can't argue there; especially when Legacy has added increased the track listing from ten to 15. There are three additional cuts from the now legendary Silk Degrees record: the slippery, nocturnal disco groove "What Can I Say?"; the shimmering, sultry ballad "Harbor Lights," and the big beat broken love song "It's Over." The other two are the striking and original "Hard Times" from Down Two Then Left, and "Heart of Mine" from Other Roads. This is gutsy since neither of these album performed very well or were critically well-received at the time. No matter, these are stunners that add depth and dimension to the package and reflect the boom years for Scaggs. Certainly some of that production sounds dated now, but the songs that they frame are brilliant. While it's a shame there isn't anything cross-licensed from records like Some Change, Come on Home, and Dig -- all recorded for Virgin and all excellent for different reasons -- this is nothing short of a tight best-of from the Columbia years (and it includes "Dinah Flo" from the album My Time which isn't in print in the States currently) . In addition, "Can You Loan Me a Dime" featuring Duane Allman from the brief Warner era isn't here, but it's on Anthology, as are cuts from the out-of-print catalog. This is hopefully the beginning. Scaggs' writing and singing are made for the radio, the bedroom, the late-night party and for driving. While many of the tunes here focus on the pop side of soul and R&B -- and even disco (a dirty word for some) -- but noting Scaggs' long interest in jazz this makes sense. He's an artist who, the more adventurous he is, the more he ends up sounding like no one but himself. Surely Scaggs has models, Ray Charles being one, but you can also hear Curtis Mayfield's phrasing in the choruses, and Stevie Wonder's sense of drama, as well as Smokey Robinson's sense of poetry as a songwriter. Hits!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768671429
  • Catalog Number: 86714
  • Sales rank: 304

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Can I Say (3:00)
  2. 2 Jojo (5:52)
  3. 3 Miss Sun (5:32)
  4. 4 Hard Times (4:31)
  5. 5 Slow Dancer (3:13)
  6. 6 Harbor Lights (5:56)
  7. 7 Dinah Flo (3:04)
  8. 8 Look What You've Done to Me (5:17)
  9. 9 Breakdown Dead Ahead (4:35)
  10. 10 You Make It So Hard (To Say No) (3:33)
  11. 11 It's Over (2:50)
  12. 12 We're All Alone (4:14)
  13. 13 Heart of Mine (4:12)
  14. 14 Lowdown (5:17)
  15. 15 Lido Shuffle (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boz Scaggs Primary Artist, Guitar, Background Vocals, Soloist
Don Henley Background Vocals
James Ingram Background Vocals
Victor Feldman Clavinet
Don Grolnick Electric Piano
Plas Johnson Saxophone, Soloist
David Lasley Background Vocals
Joe Sample Keyboards
King Errisson Conga
Pete Carr Guitar
Dennis Coffey Guitar
David Foster Keyboards
Lisa Dal Bello Vocals
Red Rhodes Guitar
David T. Walker Guitar
Sharon Redd Background Vocals
H.B. Barnum Conductor
Barry Beckett Keyboards
George Bohannon Trombone
Paulette Brown Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Charles Chalmers Background Vocals
Sandra Chalmers Background Vocals
Joe Clayton Conga
David Cohen Guitar
Charlotte Crossley Background Vocals
Scott Edwards Bass
Gene Estes Percussion, Vibes
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Glenn Frey Background Vocals
James Gadson Drums
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Guitar
Maxine Green Background Vocals
Ed Greene Drums
Roger Hawkins Drums
Pat Henderson Background Vocals
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Paul Hubinon Trumpet, Flugelhorn
David Hungate Bass
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Clayton Ivey Keyboards
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
James Jamerson Bass
Augie Johnson Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
John Kelson Jr. Saxophone
Jack Laubach Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Lehman Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar, Soloist
Clarence McDonald Keyboards
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Marty McCall Background Vocals
Lon Norman Trombone
Michael Omartian Conductor, Keyboards
David Paich Synthesizer, Keyboards, Soloist, Moog Bass
Jeff Porcaro Percussion, Drums
Ray Parker Jr. Guitar
Jerry Peters Keyboards
John Pierce Bass
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer
Mike Porcaro Bass
Greg Poree Guitar
Donna Rhodes Background Vocals
Carlos Rios Guitar
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
Fred Tackett Guitar
Bill Thedford Background Vocals
Zedric Turnbough Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Lorna Willard Background Vocals
Carolyn Willis Background Vocals
Aaron Zigman Keyboards
Adrian Tapia Saxophone, Soloist
Michael Melvoin Keyboards
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Louis Shelton Guitar, Soloist
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Fred Jackson Jr. Saxophone
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Percussion, Drums
Russell Turner Keyboards
James Hughart Bass
John Arnold Percussion, Vibes
Phillip Perry Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Boz Scaggs Composer, Producer
Bobby Caldwell Composer
David Lasley Composer
David Foster Arranger, Composer
H.B. Barnum String Arrangements
Johnny Bristol Producer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Stewart Levine Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Michael Omartian Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Paich Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Tom Perry Engineer
Jason Scheff Composer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bill Schnee Producer, Engineer
Greg Venable Engineer
David Wild Liner Notes
Joseph Wissert Producer
Aaron Zigman rhythm arrangement
George Daly Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Every one of his hits on this CD.

    We went to his concert in town a few days before I bought this CD.
    It has all of the hit songs plus extra ones. One of the best CDs I have in my collection.

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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