Tag: Jim Messina

Artist Countdown: Kenny Loggins & (Loggins & Messina) Top 35 Hits 6pm ET

KennyLogginsKenneth Clark “Kenny” Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for soft rock music beginning during the 1970s, and later for writing and performing for movie soundtracks in the 1980s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he became a solo artist and has written songs for other artists.

Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Buffalo Springfield, was working as an independent record producer for Columbia Records in 1970 when he was introduced to Kenny Loggins, then a little-known singer/songwriter who was signed to ABC-Dunhill.

During 1977, Loggins produced his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the successful song “I Believe In Love”, sung originally by Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born. Nightwatch, a popular album released during 1978, included the hit song, “Whenever I Call You Friend”, a duet with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, though co-written with Melissa Manchester. He followed it in 1979 with Keep the Fire.

Of the seven albums released by Loggins & Messina from 1971–1976, two were platinum and five were gold. Since going solo, Loggins has released 13 albums, three of which were certified gold (500,000 shipped), and four became platinum (1 million shipped). – Wikipedia

1 Danger Zone
2 Footloose
3 This Is It
4 Whenever I Call You Friend (with Stevie Nicks)
5 Nobody’s Fool
6 I’m Alright
7 Welcome to Heartlight
8 Don’t Fight It (with Steve Perry)
9 Heart to Heart
10 Meet Me Half Way
11 Vox Humana
12 Conviction of the Heart
13 Keep the Fire
14 The Real Thing
15 Forever
16 I Believe in Love
17 I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
18 For the First Time
19 If You Believe
20 Return to Pooh Corner
21 Your Mama Don’t Dance (Loggins & Messina)
22 Easy Driver
23 My Music (Loggins & Messina)
24 Thinking Of You (Loggins & Messina)
25 I’ll Be There
26 Tell Her
27 Now Or Never
28 Growin’ (Loggins & Messina)
29 Vahevella (Loggins & Messina)
30 Watching The River Run (Loggins & Messina)
31 A Lovers Question  (Loggins & Messina)
32 Changes  (Loggins & Messina)
33 Nobody But You  (Loggins & Messina)
34 Trilogy  (Loggins & Messina)
35 Angry Eyes  (Loggins & Messina)

Artist Countdown: Poco Top 25 Hits / Tracks 6pm ET

PocoPoco is a Southern California country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. The title of their first album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, is a reference to the break-up of Buffalo Springfield. Highly influential and creative, they were pioneers of the country rock genre and forerunners of the Americana genre. Throughout the years Poco has performed in various groupings, and is still active today. Source: Wikipedia