”Lido Shuffle” is a song written by Boz Scaggs and David Paich and introduced on the 1976 Boz Scaggs album, Silk Degrees.
Scaggs recalled: “‘Lido [Shuffle]’ was a song that I’d been banging around. I…took the idea of the shuffle [from] a song that Fats Domino did called ‘The Fat Man’ that had a kind of driving shuffle beat that I used to play on the piano, and I just started kind of singing along with it. Then I showed it to Paich and he helped me fill it out. It ended up being ‘Lido Shuffle’.”
Members of the backup band on “Lido Shuffle” include David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and David Hungate who later went on to form Toto.
Released as the album’s fourth single, “Lido Shuffle” reached number 1 in the US and 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia the track spent three weeks at number 2 as a double A-side hit with “What Can I Say”.