Today, I take a look a “Lowdown” by Boz Scaggs.

It was from his album Silk Degrees, but it wasn’t released as the first single.  A Cleveland area R&B radio DJ played it from the album and it got a great response prompting the record label to send it out to other R&B radio station nationwide.

Shortly after starting to get airplay on Pop stations, the record label released it as single, making it his first major hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Charts.

“Lowdown” went on to win a Grammy in 1976 for Best R&B song.

David Paich wrote this with Scaggs, and would later join Toto and write many of their hits.

Watch a live performance of “Lowdown” below:


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