Lido Shuffle

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"Lido Shuffle"
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs.jpg
Single by Boz Scaggs
from the album Silk Degrees
B-side "We're All Alone"
Released February 1977 (USA),[1] 15th April 1977 (UK) [2]
Recorded September 1975
Genre Pop rock, blue-eyed soul
Length 3:40
Label CBS[3]
Songwriter(s) David Paich, Boz Scaggs[4]
Producer(s) Joe Wissert
Boz Scaggs singles chronology
"What Can I Say"
(1976)
"Lido Shuffle"
(1977)
"Hollywood"
(1978)
"What Can I Say"
(1976)
"Lido Shuffle"
(1977)
"Hollywood"
(1978)

"Lido Shuffle" is a song written by Boz Scaggs and David Paich and introduced on the 1976 Boz Scaggs album, Silk Degrees. It was subsequently released as a single in 1977.

Scaggs recalled: "'Lido [Shuffle]' was a song that I'd been banging around. I...took the idea of the shuffle [from] a song that Fats Domino did called 'The Fat Man' that had a kind of driving shuffle beat that I used to play on the piano, and I just started kind of singing along with it. Then I showed it to Paich and he helped me fill it out. It ended up being 'Lido Shuffle'."[5]

Members of the backup band on "Lido Shuffle" include David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and David Hungate who later went on to form Toto.[6]

Released as the album's fourth single, "Lido Shuffle" reached number 11 in the US and 13 on the UK Singles Chart.[7] In Australia the track spent three weeks at number 2 as a double A-side hit with "What Can I Say".

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/310491
  2. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/scbs5136
  3. ^ "Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  4. ^ "''Lido Shuffle''". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Boz Scaggs songwriter interview". SongFacts.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Silk Degrees album information". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  7. ^ Boz Scaggs Chart History Archived January 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Old-Charts". Old-Charts. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  12. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 

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