Picks and Pans Review: Middle Man
With his voice supple and his composing tasty, Scaggs has at last delivered an album that will allow fans to rest 1976's Silk Degrees. Still a slick practitioner of blue-eyed soul and educated R&B, Scaggs is rocking more now, like everyone else. Jojo, the hot single Breakdown Dead Ahead and Simone are infectious and adroitly embellished by Scaggs' cadre of studio musicians. He should be applauded, too, for using background vocalists as more than parrots. On Angel You, when Boz sings "How 'bout Saturday?" an urgent female voice counters "How 'bout tomorrow?" The whole album, in fact, has the sexy tone long characteristic of the Scaggs style.