Come On Home (Remastered) Boz Scaggs
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- 1It All Went Down The Drain05:32
- 2Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But The Blues)04:39
- 3Don't Cry No More03:12
- 4Found Love02:58
- 5Come On Home03:14
- 6Picture Of A Broken Heart04:03
- 7Love Letters03:47
- 8I've Got Your Love04:34
- 9Early In The Morning04:38
- 10Your Good Thing (Is About To End)07:21
- 11T-Bone Shuffle02:43
- 12Sick And Tired04:31
- 13After Hours04:04
- 14Goodnight Louise04:02
Info for Come On Home (Remastered)
1997's Come On Home was a critically acclaimed celebration of some of Boz Scaggs' favorite blues, New Orleans R&B, and early rock 'n' roll pioneers of which he wanted to pay homage.
Mastered impeccably from the original Virgin Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, this release is truly a musical feast for the heart and soul. This limited edition two LP set is also packaged in a stunning gatefold cover featuring hits like "Sick And Tired," "It All Went Down The Drain" and "Goodnight Louise".
"On this prime collection of R&B and blues songs and influences from Boz Scaggs' youth -- and four new yet classic-sounding self-penned originals -- the blue-eyed soulman eschews the slick production values of his pop chart-toppers such as "Lido" and "Lowdown," instead getting way down and his hands dirty with the honest blood, sweat, and tears of the real down-home blues. Packing in tow drummer Jim Keltner, guitarist Fred Tackett (from Little Feat), and slow-burning, soulful horn arrangements by Willie Mitchell, one of the founding fathers of Memphis soul (and composer of Come On Home's title track), Scaggs' covers of songs originally composed and performed by such legends as Jimmy Reed ("Found Love"), T-Bone Walker (the legendary "T-Bone Shuffle"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Early in the Morning") and Bobby "Blue" Bland (the thunderous "Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)"), along with "It All Went Down the Drain" (Earl King), and the smoldering "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" (David Porter with Isaac Hayes), are absolutely impossible to resist. Come On Home is a genuine musical treasure." (Chris Slawecki, AMG)
Boz Scaggs, vocals, guitar, backing vocals
Fred Tackett, guitar
Steve Freund, guitar
Dave Mattews, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Scott Plunkett, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Charles Hodges, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Jim Cox, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Harry Duncan, harmonica
Anthony Blea, violin
Tom Coster, accordion
Norbert Stachel, alto, baritone and tenor saxophones (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10-12, 14)
Vincent Lars, alto saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10-12, 14)
Dave Ellis, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10-12, 14)
Rev. Ron Stallings, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10-12, 14)
Ronnie Cuber, baritone saxophone (tracks 2, 3, 10, 12)
Lonnie McMillan, tenor saxophone (track 3)
Bill Ortiz, trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10-12, 14)
Freddie Washington, bass (tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 10, 12)
James "Hutch" Hutchinson, bass (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11)
Daryl Johnson, bass (tracks 8, 14)
Ricky Fataar, drums, percussion (tracks 2-4, 11-13)
Jim Keltner, drums (tracks 1, 5, 7-10, 14)
Otis Cooper, backing vocals (track 8)
Kitty Beethoven, backing vocals (track 8)
Conesha Monet Owens, backing vocals (track 8)
Produced by Boz Scaggs
Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock 'n' roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where he recorded the album Boz.
Returning to the U.S. in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco, performing on that group's albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career with 1968's seminal Boz Scaggs LP, recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL for Atlantic Records. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential '70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit singles: "It's Over," "Lido Shuffle" and the Grammy-winning "Lowdown." Subsequently, "We're All Alone” from that same album, would become a #1 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as "Breakdown Dead Ahead," "Jo Jo" and "Look What You've Done to Me."
Despite his '70s successes, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children and founding the San Francisco nightclub, Slim's, He returned to the studio after an 8-year hiatus and released, Other Roads, Some Change, Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits Live as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock & Soul Review; all while continuing to maintain a loyal audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs' stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care.
"Music has been a constant companion and I'm feeling more free with it than ever," Scaggs comments. "I feel like I've found my voice through all these years, and I've gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach."
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