Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Boz Scaggs “Pearl of the Quarter”

A solid version of this tough-to-beat Steely Dan classic.

From a 2013 album recorded in Memphis with legendary session musicians like Ray Parker, Jr (who likely plays the excellent guitar fills on the above song), Spooner Oldham, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Willis of The Funk Brothers (the Motown house band) along with many others, plus a guest appearance by Keb’ Mo’. 

There’s alot to like here — I especially like “Love on a Two Way Street” and “Can I Change My Mind”. The musicians and arrangements are spot-on throughout and Scaggs sounds as good as ever at 69 years old (now 77). 

There’s more to discover here. More later.

Love on a Two Way Street

Can I Change My Mind