80’S TUESDAY: Lowdown by Boz Scaggs - Every so often in my celebration of all things 80’s, I am not so hung up on dates. So there are a few 70’s songs that will creep in, but that is because they had such an impact back in my youth. One of those tunes is the R&B / disco hit Lowdown from 1976, a surprise hit for Boz Scaggs that went on to top the charts and win a Grammy for best R&B song.
I did not know any of that though before today. All I remember was hearing this song in the car yesterday and seeing a flood of memories coming back when that song was still playing on radio stations. It has such a memorable rhythm that I instantly remembered it. That is the power of music. It is like a time machine that can you send you back in time at a moment’s notice and let you linger there for a while.