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"
ReleasedFebruary 1977 (USA)[1]
15 April 1977 (UK) [2]
RecordedSeptember 1975
GenrePop rock, blue-eyed soul
Length3:40
LabelCBS[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)

"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 formed 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".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lido Shuffle". 45cat.com.
  2. ^ "Lido Shuffle". 45cat.com.
  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. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 19 June 1977
  11. ^ "Old-Charts". Old-Charts. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  12. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  13. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending May 7, 1977". Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 2018-05-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)Cash Box magazine.
  14. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  16. ^ "Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles,". Cash Box. December 31, 1977. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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