Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Boz Scaggs Live: “Lowdown”

Boz Scaggs’ smooth “Lowdown” off his 1976 album, Silk Degrees, was Scaggs’ first major hit and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. “Lowdown” was an unexpected success for Scaggs, who co-wrote the song with David Paich (who later helped form the band Toto). Scaggs’ voice is as mellow and smooth as ever in this Dukes of September concert.

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September is a concert taped live at New York City’s Lincoln Center and airing in March 2014 on Great Performances.

Lowdown

“Lowdown” was written by Boz Scaggs and David Paich.

Baby’s into running’ around
Hanging with the crowd
Putting your business in the street talking out loud
Saying you bought her this and that
And how much you done spent
I swear she must believe its all heaven sent
Hey boy, you better bring the chick around
To the sad, sad truth, the dirty lowdown
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Taught her how to talk like that
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Gave her that big idea
Nothing you can’t handle, nothing you ain’t got
Put the money on the table and drive it off the lot
Turn on that ole love light and turn a maybe to a yes
Same old schoolboy game got you into this mess
Hey son, better get on back to town
Face the sad old truth, the dirty lowdown
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Put those ideas in your head
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Come on back down earth, son
Dig the low, low, low, low lowdown
You ain’t got to be so bad got to be so cold
This dog eat dog existence sure is getting old
Got to have a Jones for this Jones for that
This running with the Joneses boy
Just ain’t where it’s at
You gonna come back around
To the sad, sad truth, the dirty lowdown
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Got you thinking like that boy
Who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Say who, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Ooh look out for that lowdown
That dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty lowdown
Who I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who, oh, oh
Got you thinking like that