Middle Man

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972475820
  • Catalog Number: 724758
  • Sales rank: 35,841

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 JoJo (5:51)
  2. 2 Breakdown Dead Ahead (4:33)
  3. 3 Simone (5:05)
  4. 4 You Can Have Me Anytime (4:56)
  5. 5 Middle Man (4:51)
  6. 6 Do Like You Do in New York (3:44)
  7. 7 Angel You (3:38)
  8. 8 Isn't It Time (4:53)
  9. 9 You Got Some Imagination (3:56)
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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 Jr. 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
Mike Reese Mastering
Doug Sax Mastering, Remastering
Bill Schnee Producer, Engineer
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