Endless Night To Osaka (Tarantura TCDBS-2)
Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan – February 5th, 1978
Harbor Lights, Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man, Full-Lock Power Slide, Runnin’ Blue, Hollywood, Jump Street, We’re All Alone, It’s Over, Gimme The Goods, Lido Shuffle, Slow Dancer, Band Introduction, Cause You’re Mine, I Got Your Number(audience recording)
Endless Night To Osaka comes from an excellent soundboard recording from Boz Scaggs’ 1978 tour of
Around this time, Boz Scaggs was producing a lot of jazzy R&B music which he had some success with on the airwaves. Most of the tracks featured on this tour come from 1976’s Silk Degrees which reached #2 in the
“Runnin’ Blue” from the Boz Scaggs & Band LP is a highlight and has that Late Night talk show groove featuring some good horns, B3, and some standout licks from Landau. “We’re All Alone” is a tune penned by Scaggs and covered by a few different artists but was best suited for Rita Coolidge who had a hit with it in 1977. “Lido Shuffle” is easily Boz’s most recognizable tune. While it reached #11 on the charts in the
The cover states Original Master Cassette from Mr. Peach and the bonus poster included with this set has a picture of the tape. Considering this is a soundboard recording I am pretty sure they are referring to the final track “I Got Your Number” which comes from a good and very listenable audience source. Tarantura released Endless Night To Osaka in March 2008 and for the Boz Scaggs fan this is a title definitely worth owning.