Album: Boz Scaggs, Memphis (429 Records)


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Recorded in Willie Mitchell's Royal Studio with an all-star band including Spooner Oldham, Willie Weeks and Ray Parker Jr, Memphis is a late-night delight.

Over the half-century of his career Scaggs has developed an excellent soul voice and he manages to play an Al Green role without seeming overstretched – no mean feat. "Gone Baby Gone", "So Good to Be Here" and Willy DeVille's great "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl" are the stand-outs.