Middle Man

Middle Man

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by Boz Scaggs
     
 

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1980's Middle Man was Boz Scaggs' last album for Columbia before an eight-year self-imposed sabbatical. Scaggs nonetheless caps off the decade with equal nods to his '70s hitmaking formulas and the newer, shinier production techniques of the coming decade. The synthesizer rocker "Angel You" and the title track are given the full

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1980's Middle Man was Boz Scaggs' last album for Columbia before an eight-year self-imposed sabbatical. Scaggs nonetheless caps off the decade with equal nods to his '70s hitmaking formulas and the newer, shinier production techniques of the coming decade. The synthesizer rocker "Angel You" and the title track are given the full in-vogue androgynous (i.e., Hall & Oates) treatment, while the opener "Jo Jo" and "Simone" are pages taken from his Here's the Low Down-era grooves that wedded soulful vocals against a flurry of jazz changes. His penchant for the ballad is explored on "You Can Have Me Any Time" and "Isn't It Time," while his seldom-seen rockier side comes up for air on the bluesy "Breakdown Dead Ahead" and "You Got Some Imagination," both featuring stinging guitar from Steve Lukather. Not his best album, but a very timely one.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972475820
catalogNumber:
724758
Rank:
24887

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boz Scaggs   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Don Grolnick   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
James Newton Howard   Keyboards,Clavinet
David Lasley   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Foster   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bill Champlin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Vitale   Drums
Sharon Redd   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paulette Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rosemary Butler   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Charlotte Crossley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
David Hungate   Bass
Chuck "Fingers" Irwin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Rick Marotta   Drums
David Paich   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Ray Parker   Bass,Guitar
John Pierce   Bass
Julia Tillman Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Adria Tapia   Saxophone
Bill Thedford   Vocals,Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Adrian Tapia   Saxophone
Carlos Santana   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Prine   Composer
David Foster   String Arrangements
Michael Boddicker   Programming
Larry Fast   Programming
Marty Paich   Arranger
Bill Schnee   Producer,Engineer

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