Loggins & Messina
In November of 1970, Jim Messina interviewed a singer songwriter who was signed to ABC Dunhill, by the name of Kenny Loggins and several of Kenny's songs were recorded in the living room of Messina’s home. By January of 1971, Messina had sorted out most of his material and began to prepare an album for him. At that time, Messina was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer. Messina spent many weeks forming, auditioning, rehearsing and recording demos for Loggins, who was finally signed to Columbia Records. Managers, attorneys and an array of other business relationships needed to be established before Loggins could formally begin his recording and performing career.
The first album was entitled "Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In." It was Messina’s intention to use his name and experience to launch Loggins, by introducing him to the audiences that he had performed to during the time spent with Buffalo Springfield and Poco. The title "Sittin' In" was appropriate, for Loggins and Messina intended to record only one album together as artists. However, the album was so well received that Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina both chose to create a new entity entitled "Loggins & Messina.”
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THE ORIGINAL BAND
Al Garth, Merel Bregante, Larry Sims, Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins and Jon Clarke