Speak Low is Box Scaggs' 17th studio album, a follow-up to 2003's But Beautiful-a sort of progressive, experimental effort along the lines of some of the ideas that Gil Evans explored per Boz. This album includes Chet Baker's 'She Was Too Good To Be True,' Johnny Mercer's 'This Time the Dream's on Me,' the often recorded 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free' and the Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash title track. 'I'm a vocalist,'Scaggs says. 'I come more out of a blues/rhythm & blues background, but this is a different way of using my voice.' Singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs enjoyed considerable solo success in the 1970's with several Top 20 Hits including 'Lowdown' and 'Lido Shuffle'.
About the Artist
Singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs enjoyed considerable solo success in the 1970's with several Top 20 Hits including "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" along with the top selling Silk Degrees album. Scaggs spent much of the 1980's in retirement, owning and operating the San Francisco nightclub Slim's and limiting his performances primarily to the club's annual black-tie New Year's Eve concerts. In 1988 he resurfaced and spent the years consistently releasing new material including Here's the Low Down, Fade Into Light, Dig and a collection of standards called But Beautiful.