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Boz Scaggs, Al Green, others on the bill in Tampa

Associated Press (1999) Boz Scaggs

Associated Press (1999) Boz Scaggs

There is no greater, more sinister earworm than Boz Scaggs' Lido Shuffle. And I mean that in a nice way. Sort of. The 1976 hit from the blue-eyed soul singer (and the pride of Canton, Ohio) has this brilliantly nasty way of digging into your brain pan and residing there for, well, 32 years. You'll be minding your own business, maybe shopping at Publix, when all of sudden, a synaptic misfiring will force you to shout out that chorus: "Lido! Whoa-oh-oh-ooooh! He's for the money, he's for the show! Lido's waitin' for the go!" And then you'll continue on, as if has nothing happened.

Until the next "Lido moment," that is.

You'll get a big dose of Boz and Lido at this weekend's Paetec Music Tour, a massive two-day event of pop, blues, soul and Southern boogie. You want bold-faced names, you got 'em: Scaggs will be joined by Al Green, Dr. John, George Benson, Dickey Betts and more. That's a lot of heavy-hitters right there, and I've seen them all. Planners have spread out the goods evenly — for instance, Scaggs is on Friday, Green on Saturday — so if you can swing the two-day pass, you'll be set.

Boz Scaggs, Dr. John and Dickey Betts and Great Southern perform at 5 p.m. Friday. Al Green, Soulive and George Benson perform at 5 p.m. Saturday; Ford Amphitheatre, Interstate 4 at U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10-$70. www.fordamp.com or (813) 740-2446.

Boz Scaggs, Al Green, others on the bill in Tampa 04/02/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 1:11pm]
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