Forgotten Favorites #32 – Turning Silk into Platinum
The artist for today’s Forgotten Favorite grew up with another great Dallas guitarist named Steve Miller. In fact, he sings lead vocals on two tunes on each of The Steve Miller Band‘s first two albums. When he became a solo artist, his original backing band would later become known as Toto. He had a great solo career, and is still performing and touring, including as part of The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue where he shares the stage with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, and ex-Doobie Michael McDonald.
He’s one of those rare vocalists who seems to get better as he gets older. In fact, his live performances are so smooth, we’ve selected a live version of today’s song because we think it’s even better than the original, which came from his 5-times-Platinum album from 1976, called Silk Degrees.
Today’s Forgotten Favorite belongs to William “Boz” Scaggs, and hit #3 in Billboard in the summer of ’76. Enjoy a great performance – with real instruments – of “Lowdown”.