Boz Scaggs HITS Poll

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I considered removing "Lowdown" because it might sweep and there's at least five other songs here and in Scaggs' catalog far superior. But yay democracy!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Lido Shuffle (Scaggs, Paich) 10
Lowdown (Scaggs, Paich) 4
We're All Alone (Scaggs) 4
JoJo" (Scaggs, Foster, Lasley) 3
Harbor Lights (Scaggs) 2
Look What You've Done To Me(Scaggs, Foster) 1
Dinah Flo (Scaggs) 0
Slow Dancer (Scaggs, George Daly) 0
Breakdown Dead Ahead (Scaggs, Foster) 0
You Make It So Hard (To Say No) (Scaggs) 0
It's Over (Scaggs, Paich) 0
Hard Times" (Scaggs) 0
Heart of Mine (Bobby Caldwell, Dennis Matkosky, Jason Scheff) 0
Miss Sun" [Long Version] (Paich) 0
What Can I Say" (Scaggs, Paich) 0


Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Jojo" got my vote.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is an extremely hard decision for me but I lean toward "We're All Alone," one of those songs that sounds like it just arrived in the world perfect. "Harbor Lights" is also pretty perfect. The uptempo hits are also great but there's incredible depth in those two.

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Both Boz and Rita Coolidge's versions of "We're All Alone" were part of my DNA before I even knew about the song; it's a Muzak perennial.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

that and "Look What You've Done To Me."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's hard to vote for something NOT off Silk Degrees, let alone choosing between any of the Silk Degrees songs here. Would love to vote for "I'll Be Long Gone"

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I went for "what can I say". Classic opening track, love how Boz wails way out on the 2nd chorus, love the pause after the snare hit before the chorus, love the warmth of the "what an I sayyy" vocals, just love boz's vocals all over it.

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or, rather, how the snare punctuates the verse/chrous transition without overdoing it.

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It will probably have to be Lowdown, but I'm going to try to make a point of listening to this whole collection before voting. I'm not all that familiar with him--I only just heard Silk Degrees all the way through for the first time since I was a pre-teen. He's an excellent example of the phenomenon of "I didn't know that was by. . ."

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

We're All Alone. (And I think I remember Lido Shuffle edging slightly past Lowdown in terms of ILM luv)

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Dinah Flo" is a pretty good Van Morrison ripoff.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Miss seeing "Georgia" on the list. But, in the end, Lido Shuffle is undeniable.

that's not my post, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not going "Lowdown" but do love

Got to have a Jones for this Jones for that
This running with the Joneses boy
Just ain't where it's at
You gonna come back around
To the sad, sad truth, the dirty lowdown

caro's johnson (Eazy), Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what Boz would sound like singin' with the Dan

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure he's fit right in!

Moodles, Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

It feels like a kind of predictable choice, but I gotta go with Lido Shuffle

Moodles, Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm really hoping I get a chance to sing it at karaoke some day

Moodles, Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

C or D: "Lido Shuffle"

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have done it at karaoke and it's fun! You have to be game for riding out the long solo but the highs are worth it. The one time I did it the karaoke guy was like, omg, THAT song! after I got done, clearly having been totally mystified when he'd entered in my request.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I prefer the Coolidge version of "We're All Alone" (it sounds like it was written for her voice specifically and no other), so probably gotta go with "Lowdown." Although I remember a time when I was about 10 where "Lido Shuffle" was so ubiquitous it's kind of hard NOT to click that button."

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

fruitsbs (beachville), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't really make it out there, but Boz Scaggs and Pat Travers rule. Cheap Trick and Disco suck. Star Trek the Motion Picture.

fruitsbs (beachville), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Silk Degrees is grat but I voted Jojo

gospodin simmel, Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

my man

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

JoJo was almost my choice, but I burned out on it recently--I hate that feeling when you play a favorite too many times!

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

harbor lights

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apologies to Silk Degrees fans: while it's marvelous I'm more enamored with Middle Man, the closest that Scaggs came to appropriating New Wave (as performed by Toto).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

love "Lido Shuffle," but "We're All Alone."

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

remains popular in Japan

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 28 April 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

And Lowdown it is. There is no song here that's far superior.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 28 April 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yup. Lido was the favorite over on the main thread. Good order.

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nice!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's songs with zero votes that'd be the best songs in many many other artist's catalogues. viva boz

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

starting with these:

Breakdown Dead Ahead (Scaggs, Foster) 0
You Make It So Hard (To Say No) (Scaggs) 0

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

and "What Can I Say" and "It's Over"

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

the drumming on "It's Over" is so sick & the opening with backing vocals up front trick (Boz loves this one) works so beautifully

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening to side 2 of Silk Degrees at 5 a.m where I'm at in the dark alone in a hotel...this album isn't just top 5 for me, it's top 3. So so so so so so good.

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love pocarro's drums on "love me tomorrow"; dude has the magic touch.

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink


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