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My Time: The Anthology (1969-1997)

My Time: The Anthology (1969-1997)

by Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs


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In his liner notes to the double-disc, two-and-a-half-hour Boz Scaggs compilation My Time: The Anthology (1969-1997), Ben Fong-Torres writes, "There are those who, charting Boz's career, identify specific phases: rock and roll with [Steve] Miller; the early solo albums, which were as much country and blues, and pop and jazz, as they were rock; the Slow Dancer/Silk Degrees stage, of Boz as sweet soul singer; the nearly decade-long retrenchment and semi-retirement, and the return to rootsy blues and R&B in Some Change and Come On Home." Fong-Torres goes on to say that this is not an incorrect way to describe Scaggs' career, but that there is more unity than it would imply: "in every phase of his career, he has remained faithful to his musical instincts." Fair enough, and that unity is reflected in the compilation, which shows that, with slight variations, Scaggs has always been interested in what might be called an evolved version of the Chicago blues, augmenting his rock sound with horn charts and prominent female background vocals, all in support of his adenoidal tenor voice. But most people would make a far simpler division in his career, between the early, harder rocking period (1968-1972) and the smooth R&B/disco period (1974-80), when he scored major hits with the singles "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" and the multi-platinum album Silk Degrees. While including most of his chart singles (the exceptions are the minor hits "Hollywood" and "Cool Running"), the compilation attempts to de-emphasize that distinction, probably because he had much more critical respect in the earlier phase than in the later one. This is accomplished by a striking example of sequencing legerdemain. In a collection that is otherwise roughly chronological, disc one ends by following the Silk Degrees selections recorded in 1975 with "Loan Me a Dime," a 13-minute blues workout from 1969 that prominently features Duane Allman. Aurally, the suggestion is that whatever you may think, Scaggs didn't sell out to disco. It would have been nice if the compilers had trusted his musical instincts as much as the annotator does. That said, the collection is generous and presents most of Scaggs' major recordings across record labels, including tracks recorded for Atlantic, Columbia, Giant, and Virgin.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1997
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 5099748739728
catalogNumber: 4873972
Rank: 37140


Disc 1

  1. Runnin' Blue
  2. We Were Always Sweethearts
  3. Near You
  4. Painted Bells
  5. Dinah Flo
  6. Might Have to Cry
  7. You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
  8. I Got Your Number
  9. Slow Dancer
  10. Hercules
  11. What Can I Say
  12. It's Over
  13. Harbor Lights
  14. Lowdown
  15. Lido Shuffle
  16. We're All Alone
  17. Loan Me a Dime

Disc 2

  1. Hard Times
  2. 1993
  3. Jojo
  4. Isn't It Time
  5. Simone
  6. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  7. Miss Sun
  8. Look What You've Done to Me
  9. Heart of Mine
  10. What's Number One?
  11. Drowning in the Sea of Love
  12. Sierra
  13. Some Change
  14. As the Years Go Passing By
  15. Just Go
  16. Goodnight Louise

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boz Scaggs   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charles Brown   Piano,Vocals
Rita Coolidge   Background Vocals,Ensemble
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Donald Fagen   Piano,Vocals,Melodica,Mandola,fender rhodes
Don Henley   Background Vocals
James Ingram   Background Vocals
Michael McDonald   Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals
Phoebe Snow   Vocals
Tom Coster   Accordion
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Pete Escovedo   Percussion
Victor Feldman   Claves
Don Grolnick   Piano,Electric Piano
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
David Lasley   Background Vocals
Mel Martin   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Brass
Joe Sample   Keyboards
Warren Vaché   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
King Errisson   Conga
Pete Carr   Guitar
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Fred Jackson   Saxophone
Phil Perry   Background Vocals
David Foster   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Cornelius Bumpus   Tenor Saxophone
Lisa Dal Bello   Background Vocals
Dave Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Don Felder   Guitar
David T. Walker   Guitar
Sharon Redd   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Louie Shelton   Acoustic Guitar
Coke Escovedo   Percussion
Duane Allman   Dobro,Guitar,Slide Guitar
Bill Atwood   Bass,Brass
Barry Beckett   Piano,Keyboards
George Bohannon   Trombone
David Brigati   Percussion,Vocals
Eddie Brigati   Percussion,Vocals
Paulette Brown   Background Vocals
Rosemary Butler   Background Vocals
Danny Caron   Guitar
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Charles Chalmers   Background Vocals
Sandra Chalmers   Background Vocals
Joe Clayton   Conga
David Cohen   Guitar
James "Curly" Cooke   Guitar
Jim Cox   Piano
Charlotte Crossley   Background Vocals
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Nathan East   Bass
Scott Edwards   Bass
Gene Estes   Percussion,Background Vocals,Vibes
Stan Farber   Background Vocals
Ricky Fataar   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Glenn Frey   Background Vocals
James Gadson   Drums
Jim Gillstrap   Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Maxine Green   Background Vocals
Ed Greene   Drums
Bob Gurland   Trumpet,Vocals
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Pat Henderson   Vocals
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Paul Hubinon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dann Huff   Guitar
Jim Hughart   Bass
David Hungate   Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Clayton Ivey   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Paul Jackson   Guitar
James Jamerson   Bass
Augie Johnson   Background Vocals
Darryl Johnson   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Booker T. Jones   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
John Kelson   Saxophone
Michael Landau   Guitar
Jack Laubach   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Lehman   Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Clarence McDonald   Keyboards
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Rick Marotta   Drums
Myrna Matthews   Vocals
Marty McCall   Background Vocals
Dennis McDermott   Drums
John McFee   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass,Keyboards
Lon Norman   Trombone
Pat O'Hara   Trombone,Brass
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
David Paich   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,ARP,Mini Moog,Moog Bass
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion,Drums
Ray Parker   Guitar
Jerry Peters   Keyboards
John Pierce   Bass
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Greg Poree   Guitar
Tom Poole   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
George Rains   Percussion,Drums
Donna Rhodes   Background Vocals
Carlos Rios   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Michael Rodriguez   Keyboards
Lincoln Schleifer   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Ben Sidran   Keyboards,Vibes
Doug Simril   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Myrna Smith-Schilling   Background Vocals
Norbert Stachel   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bill Thedford   Background Vocals
Zedric Turnbough   Background Vocals
Russ Turner   Keyboards
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Wah Wah Watson   Guitar
Marty Wehner   Trombone
Lorna Willard   Vocals
Carolyn Willis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joachim Jymm Young   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vibes
Aaron Zigman   Keyboards
Drew Zingg   Guitar
Jimmy Vivino   Guitar
Orville Rhodes   Guitar
Adrian Tapia   Saxophone
Michael Melvoin   Keyboards
Dave Brown   Bass
David Bennett Cohen   Guitar
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Vince Lars   Alto Saxophone
Julia Tillman   Vocals
Larry Debari   Guitar
Fred Jackson   Saxophone
Chris Anderson   Trumpet
David Laskey   Background Vocals
Rita Coolidge Ladies Vocal Ensemble   Background Vocals
Ron Stalling   Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Young   Keyboards,Vocals
Russell Turner   Keyboards
Myma Matthews   Vocals
John Arnold   Percussion,Background Vocals,Vibes
John Hagen   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Peter Wolf   Keyboards
Steve Potts   Drums
David Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Fenton Robinson   Composer
Donald Fagen   Producer
Boz Scaggs   Producer,drum programming
Bobby Caldwell   Composer
David Foster   Producer
Marlin Greene   Producer
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Ricky Fataar   Producer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Bob Gurland   Contributor
Rhett Lawrence   Programming
Stewart Levine   Producer
Dennis Matkosky   Composer
Marcus Miller   rhythm arrangement
Michael Rodriguez   drum programming
Jason Scheff   Composer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer
Bill Schnee   Producer
Jann Wenner   Producer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Aaron Zigman   rhythm arrangement
Mitch Maketansky   Producer
Paul Rappaport   Producer
Eddie Reeves   Composer
Nancy Donald   Artwork,Art Direction
Hooshik   Photo Coloring
Jesse Anderson   Composer
J. Michael Rodriguez   drum programming
Ben Fong-Torres   Liner Notes
Jeffrey Beck   Graphic Design,Graphic Direction
Mike Middlebrook   Composer

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