Friday, June 8

Happy Birthday

William Royce Scaggs
born June 8, 1944


Chris Vosburg said...

Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack
But that was all he missed and he ain't comin' back
A tombstone bar in a jukejoint car, he made a stop
Just long enough to grab a handle off the top
Next stop Chi town, Lido put the money down and let it roll
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road

Chris Vosburg said...

As a last add, I am, or was, a keyboard player back in the day, with absolutely nothing in the way of resume bullet points to show for it. Did some studio work, played with some local bar bands, blah blah, all mostly forgettable.

Anyway, Lido Shuffle, which was in the repertoire of two or three of those bands, is memorable because it was just so much fun to perform.

Bless you, Boz, for writing it.

jill said...

My mom always said his name sounded like a foot disease. I never cared. I love his stuff.

Vicki said...

That's a beautiful portrait of Boz. "Love, Look What You've Done to Me" is still one of my all-time favorite songs. It gets me in the heart.

Kia said...

I am tempted to rush out and buy that album, now that you've reminded me of it.