Boz Scaggs // A Fool to Care

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 8:45 AM
Boz Scaggs // A Fool to Care by B. Toy

Boz Scaggs

A Fool to Care

429 Records

4/5 stars

Boz Scaggs has been considered a musician’s musician since the late-60s. After all, one doesn’t work closely with the likes of Donald Fagen and Steve Miller without having chops. Scaggs has proven himself as diverse as he is talented, with a No. 2 Billboard 200 album back in the ‘70s and a No. 1 jazz album in 2007. A Fool to Care should please nearly every music fan from the last 60 years. “Full of Fire” is a mellow mid-tempo ‘70s disco groove with soul background vocals and funk rhythm guitar. As the title implies, “Last Tango on 16th Street” is a smoky sexy tango. It tells a story of loss and confusion, yet still makes you want to dance. The album closes with a sad and lonely duet called “Whispering Pines,” on which Boz blends his signature raspy tremolo voice with the sweet responses of vocalist Lucinda Williams. – Bryan Toy

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