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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Boz Scaggs - A Fool To Care (March 2015)

The Brand New Album from Boz Scaggs, 'A Fool To Care' was released on 429 Records at the end of March. It's been a couple of years since his last album 'Memphis' - which I absolutely loved. This time around there's only one Self-Penned tune on it, 'Hell To Pay' which features the guitar work of Bonnie Raitt. There's also a duet with Lucinda Williams that closes the album, a cover of 'Whispering Pines' originally performed by The Band. Inbetween there's covers of Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, The Reverends and The Impressions, all done with a deft touch by Scaggs.

The album was apprarently recorded in four days in Nashville and although done in a short space of time it doesn't take anything away from just how classy it sounds.

I was also excited to hear that the 1969 album 'Boz Scaggs' has been reissued as a kind of Deluxe version. The package contains the original 1969 mix and also the 1977 Remix of the album that had come out on Vinyl. The good folks at Rhino Records have brought them both together for the first time ever. The album was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals and Duane Allman is just one of many great musicians on the album. The highlight of this album for me has always been 'Loan Me A Dime', 12 and a half minutes of sheer musical bliss! The 1977 Remix extends the song by a further 30 seconds or so.
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