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Dwight McCann under CC BY-SA 2.5 license
Every time I hear Boz Scaggs' "Lido Shuffle," I'm always asking myself what the heck is it about? The best interpretation I can come up with is a con man gambler who's luck is running out. The lyrics make that meaning seem logical enough.
Interpretations aside, "Lido Shuffle" is a dynamite selection on Scaggs' Silk Degrees album from 1976. You may or may not know that members of Scaggs, backing band at the time, including David Paich, would later form the band called Toto. "Lido" was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie FM.
"Lido missed the boat that day left the shack. But that was all he missed and he ain't comin' back."
All in all, Mr. Scaggs has had quite a career for himself. He is still going strong making albums. His most recent was 2013's Memphis. Keep up the good work Boz!
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