Throwback: Boz Scaggs-Lowdown

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“Lowdown” was an unlikely hit for Boz Scaggs who is mostly known for making soft rock records. A Cleveland DJ played the song on R&B radio and the positive response influenced Columbia to release “Lowdown” as a single. The song would be heard on pop and rock radio and it won a Grammy for Best R&B song which helped the album, Silk Degrees go platinum. Scaggs’s style of R&B made Silk Degrees his most successful record and “Lowdown” has been sampled by Snoop Dogg and Blackstreet and covered by Incognito and Miki Howard.