Boz Scaggs ‎– Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is the ninth solo studio album by American R&B/rock vocalist/songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 1980 on Columbia/CBS. The album was produced by Bill Schnee with a lion’s share of keyboard credits and co-writes claimed by industry hand David Foster, whose concurrent Airplay project showed a similar soulful sheen.

Tracklist:
A1. “Jojo” (5:51)
A2. “Breakdown Dead Ahead” (4:34)
A3. “Simone” (5:08)
A4. “You Can Have Me Anytime” (4:56)
B1. “Middle Man” (4:51)
B2. “Do Like You Do in New York” (3:44)
B3. “Angel You” (3:37)
B4. “Isn’t It Time” (4:52)
B5. “You Got Some Imagination” (3:56)

Also from 1980:
Look What You’ve Done to Me” (4:06)
Miss Sun” (4:10)

Credits:
Boz Scaggs – lead vocals, guitar (1-8)
Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar (1-8), bass guitar (6)
Steve Lukather – lead guitars (1,3,5-8), additional guitars (2), guitar solo (2, 7, 8), all guitars (9)
Carlos Santana – guitar solo (4)
John Pierce – bass guitar (1)
David Hungate – bass guitar (2-5, 7-9)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Rick Marotta – drums (2, 8)
Joe Vitale – drums (6)
Lenny Castro – percussion
David Foster – synthesizers (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9), acoustic piano (1-5, 7), electric piano (3, 4, 8), string arrangements (1, 3, 4, 5, 8), synthesizer programming
Don Grolnick – electric piano (2), acoustic piano (8)
David Paich – additional synthesizer (3), organ (6), synthesizer (6)
James Newton Howard – clavinet (6)
Larry Fast – synthesizer programming
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer programming
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer programming
Adrian Tapia – saxophone solo (1)
Marty Paich – string arrangements (4)
Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals (1)
David Lasley – backing vocals (1, 6)
Sharon Redd – backing vocals (1)
Paulette Brown – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Venetta Fields – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Bill Thedford – backing vocals (2, 3, 8)
Julia Tillman Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Oren Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (6)
Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – backing vocals (6)
Rosemary Butler – backing vocals (7, 8)

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