Album Review: Boz Scaggs - "A Fool to Care" (9/10)

Boz Scaggs cdNearly 40 years after his Silk Degrees heyday, Scaggs remains a vital interpretive link to classic American music forms, from rock and R&B to jazz, blues, roots, even vintage country. This spot-on companion to 2013’s Memphis finds the soulful crooner mining earthy magic from a wide swatch of classics and obscurities, including lesser known gems from soul greats Al Green, the Spinners and Curtis Mayfield, a few tastes of New Orleans, some romping bluesy rockers, a spirited jazzy tango and gritty duets with Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.
– Jonathan Widran