|Birth name||William Royce Scaggs|
|Born||June 8, 1944
Canton, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Blue-eyed soul, rock, blues rock,soft rock, jazz rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels||Columbia, Atlantic, Virgin, 429 Records|
|Associated acts||Steve Miller Band, Toto|
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the well-known hits “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.
We celebrate Boz Scaggs 73th birthday with 4 fine Bob Dylan covers:
Visions of Johanna
Dylan Fest Nashville, celebrating Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday Birthday, benefitted Thistle Farms on 23 May 2016, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tennessee:
And this is a beauty:
Boots Of Spanish Leather
Warren Hellman Public Celebration Sunday 2/19/12
Boz Scaggs & The Cabin Down Below Band- Meet Me in the Morning
Dylan Fest, May 24, 2012
with Donald Fagen
Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, California – 9/14/2013
This might be streching it a bit.. but for me it’s a Dylan song 🙂
4 thoughts on “June 8: Boz Scaggs covers Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Mr. Scaggs”
For my money The 1st Boz album with Duane Allman is hard to beat.
I have no problem calling Corrina, Corrina a Dylan song as it is clearly the Dylan version that William Royce Scaggs is beautifully covering here. Sometimes an artists’ version is so good that it becomes the defining version and I think that is what happened to Corrina, Corrina. Another one we could put in this category would be Delia from World Gone Wrong.
Or how about the Jimi Hendrix version of All Along the Watchtower, when the author himself starts to play it the way of the cover version, then you can rightfully say that “in a sense, All Along the Watchtower is a Hendrix song.”
But using this logic, is Make You Feel My Love a Garth Brooks song?
Hehe.. imo Make You Feel My Love is Bob Dylan song 🙂
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