On the Turntable Vol. 3: Silk Degrees / Smokin’ O.P.’s

vol 3


Smokin’ O.P.’s is the fifth studio lp from Bob Seger, released in 1972. The cover art is a parody of the Lucky Strike cigarette logo. Smokin’ O.P.’s refers to Smokin’ Other People’s Songs, a derivation on the slang phrase “Smoking O.P.’s” meaning to smoke other people’s cigarettes exclusively never purchasing your own. We all had friends like that. Most of the tracks on this release are covers of songs written by other artists and Bob certainly smoked them!


Silk Degrees is the seventh album by Boz Scaggs, released on Columbia Records in 1976. The album peaked at #2 and spent 115 weeks on. the Billboard 200. Best ever albums dot com rank Silk Degrees as the 39th best album of 1976. It has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and remains Scaggs’s best selling album. Silk Degrees spawned four singles, of which “It’s Over”, “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle”, all made the Top 40, while the fourth, “What Can I Say,” peaked just outside the top 40, at #42.