1980 Boz Scaggs – Hits

Hits! is a compilation album by Boz Scaggs, first released in 1980. It focuses primarily on material released in 1976 and 1980. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

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 one-time lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the hits “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour

Tracks

Lowdown (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) 4:29
2  You Make It So Hard (To Say No) (Boz Scaggs) 3:29
Miss Sun (David Paich) 5:32
Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs, David Paich) 3:42
5  We’re All Alone (Boz Scaggs) 4:12
Breakdown Dead Ahead (Boz Scaggs, David Foster) 4:04
Look What You’ve Done To Me (Boz Scaggs, David Foster) 5:19
Jojo (Boz Scaggs, David Foster, David Lasley) 4:10
9  Dinah Flo (Boz Scaggs) 3:04
10  You Can Have Me Anytime (Boz Scaggs, David Foster) 4:56

Musicians

1 Lowdown

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Louie Shelton
Keyboards David Paich
Background Vocals Carolyn Willis
Background Vocals Marti McCall
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Augie Johnson


2 You Make It So Hard (To Say No)

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums James Gadson
Guitar David T. Walker
Guitar Dennis Coffee
Guitar WahWah Watson
Keyboards Joe Sample
Keyboards Clarence McDonald
Background Vocals Carlene Williams
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Maxine Willard
Background Vocals Patricia Henderson


3 Miss Sun

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Background Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


4 Lido Shuffle

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Louie Shelton
Keyboards David Paich


5 We’re All Alone

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Louie Shelton
Keyboards David Paich
Horn Chuck Findley


6 Breakdown Dead Ahead

Bass David Hungate
Drums Rick Marotta
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Keyboards David Foster
Piano Don Grolnick
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Paulette Brown
Background Vocals Bili Thedford


7 Look What You’ve Done To Me

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Bass David Hungate
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Don Felder
Keyboards David Foster
Background Vocals Glen Frey
Background Vocals Don Henley
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


8 Jojo

Bass John Pierce
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Keyboards David Foster
Sax Adrian Tapia
Background Vocals David Lasley
Background Vocals Sharon Redd
Background Vocals Charlotte Crossley


9 Dinah Flo

Bass David Hood
Drums Roger Hawkins
Guitar Peter Carr
Guitar Boz Scaggs
Acoustic Guitar Eddie Hinton
Piano Barry Beckett
Keyboards Clayton Ivey
Sax Charles Chalmers
Background Vocals Charles Chalmers
Background Vocals Sandra Chalmers
Background Vocals Donna Rhodes


10 You Can Have Me Anytime

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar (solo) Carlos Santana
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Keyboards David Foster

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Wissert (Track 1, 4, 5, 9)
Producer – Bill Schnee (Track 3, 6 to 8, 10)
Producer – Johnny Bristol (Track 2)
Arranged By – David Paich (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5)
Arranged By – HB Barnum (Track 2)
Arranged By – Michael Omartian (Track 6)
Arranged By – Marty Paich (Track 7)
Arranged By – David Foster (Tracks 8, 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 8)

Design – John Casado
Photography By – Albert Watson

Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles