1980 Boz Scaggs – Breakdown Dead Ahead (US: #15)

1980_Boz_Scaggs_Breakdown_Dead_AheadMiddle Man is the ninth album by Boz Scaggs, released on Columbia Records in 1980. Scaggs re-hired the members of the band Toto as session musicians, and shared song-writing credits with them. He re-embraced the commercial rock appeal of Silk Degrees (1976).

The album reached #8 in the Billboard 200 album chart, and two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100: “Breakdown Dead Ahead” at #15.




BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRick Marotta
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsDavid Foster
PianoDon Grolnick
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsBili Thedford

Produced By

Bill Schnee


Boz Scaggs
Bill Schnee


US: #15
UK: –