1988 Boz Scaggs – Other Roads

Other Roads is an album by Boz Scaggs, released in 1988. After an eight-year hiatus from recording, Boz Scaggs returned in 1988 with the album Other Roads, a record aimed primarily at the adult contemporary market. The album reached #47 on the Billboard pop album chart, while the lead single “Heart of Mine” was a big Adult Contemporary success, peaking at #3 on that chart. The single also reached #35 on the Billboard pop singles chart. This single was produced by Stewart Levine (who also produced Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes’ “Up Where We Belong” and Simply Red’s two #1 hits, “Holding Back the Years” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”). Another adult contemporary radio hit from the album, “Cool Running” was produced and co-written by Patrick Leonard.

Tracks

1  What’s Number One? (Boz Scaggs, Jim Carroll, Marcus Miller) 3:57
2  Claudia (Boz Scaggs, Larry Williams) 4:07
Heart Of Mine (Bobby Caldwell, Dennis Matkosky, Jason Scheff) 4:11
4  Right Out Of My Head (Boz Scaggs, Dann Huff) 5:23
5  I Don’t Hear You (Jim Caroll, Dann Huff) 4:42
6  Mental Shakedown (Boz Scaggs, Guy Allison Steiner, David Williams) 4:08
7  Crimes Of Passion (Jim Caroll, Dann Huff) 3:59
8  Funny (Boz Scaggs, Marcus Miller) 5:49
9  Cool Running (Boz Scaggs, Patrick Leonard, David Williams) 4:12
10  The Night Of Van Gogh (Boz Scaggs, Bobby Caldwell, Peter Wolf) 4:19

Media

Musicians

1 What’s Number One?

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsPeter Wolf
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsMyrna Smith Schilling
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams


2 Claudia

BassFred Washington
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Buzz Feiten
KeyboardsLarry Williams


3 Heart Of Mine

BassFred Washington
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarCarlos Rios
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Background VocalsJames Ingram
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram


4 Right Out Of My Head

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsKevin Dorsey
Background VocalsMyrna Smith Schilling
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams


5 I Don’t Hear You

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett


6 Mental Shakedown

BassGuy Allison Steiner
DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsGuy Allison Steiner
SynthesizerGuy Allison Steiner
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDavid Williams
HornAaron Zigman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsJeanette Hanes
Background VocalsPamela Hutchinson


7 Crimes Of Passion

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett


8 Funny

BassMarcus Miller
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
SynthesizerMarcus Miller
ClarinetMarcus Miller


9 Cool Running

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDavid Williams
SynthesizerPatrick Leonard
SaxBrandon Fields
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
HornLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram


10 The Night Of Van Gogh

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerDavid Paich
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Schnee (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Stewart Levine (Tracks 2, 3)
Producer – Boz Scaggs, David Williams (Tracks 6)
Arranged By [Horns] – Brandon Fields, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Larry Williams (Track 9)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Marcus Miller (Track 1)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Larry Williams (Track 2)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Aaron Zigman (Track 3)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Dann Huff (Tracks 4, 5, 7)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – David Williams (Track 6)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Patrick Leonard (Track 9)
Arranged By [Rhythm And String Co-arrangement] – David Paich (Track 10)
Arranged By [Rhythm Co-arrangment] – Robbie Buchanan (Track 10)
Arranged By [String Co-arrangement] – Marty Paich (Track 10)
Mixed By – Steve Thompson, Michael Barbiero (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7)
Mixed By – Daren Klein (Tracks 2, 3)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 6)
Mixed By – Bill Schnee (Tracks 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By – Daren Klein (Tracks 2, 3)
Recorded By – Dan Garcia, Shep Lonsdale (Tracks 6)

Design – John Casado
Photography By – Annie Leibovitz

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Records Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Bearsville Studios
Mixed At – Mediasound
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.