Loggins and Messina (album)

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Loggins And Messina
Studio album by Loggins and Messina
Released October 1972
Recorded Columbia Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 36:49
Label Columbia
Producer Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina
Loggins and Messina chronology
Sittin' In
Loggins and Messina
Full Sail

Loggins and Messina is the second album by singer/songwriters Loggins and Messina, released in 1972.

Following on the success of their first album, this album built on the strengths of their debut outing. It also became the true introduction of the team, Loggins and Messina, not as singles playing together, but rather as a team that played as one.

It featured two songs that charted, with "Your Mama Don't Dance" reaching its peak at #4, their highest charting single. The album itself charted at #16. The album version of "Thinking of You" is a different recording than the hit single. Kenny Loggins played harmonica on four songs: "Whiskey", "Long Tail Cat", "Thinking of You" and the Jim Messina-penned instrumental "Just Before the News".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Good Friend" (Jim Messina) – 4:04 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  2. "Whiskey" (Kenny Loggins) – 1:58 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  3. "Your Mama Don't Dance" (Loggins, Messina) – 2:48 (lead singers: Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins)
  4. "Long Tail Cat" (Loggins) – 3:47 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  5. "Golden Ribbons" (Messina) – 6:08 (lead singers: Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins, Larry Sims[1])

Side two[edit]

  1. "Thinking of You" (Messina) – 2:19 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  2. "Just Before the News" (Messina) – 1:09 (instrumental)
  3. "Till the Ends Meet" (Loggins) – 3:10 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  4. "Holiday Hotel" (Messina, Al Garth) – 2:02 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  5. "Lady of My Heart" (Loggins) – 1:44 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  6. "Angry Eyes" (Loggins, Messina) – 7:40 (lead singers: Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina)


Loggins & Messina band[edit]




Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 16

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Your Mama Don't Dance" Pop Singles 4 (#5 Canada (RPM Magazine))
1973 "Thinking of You" Pop Singles 18 (#20 Canada (RPM Magazine))
1973 "Thinking of You" Adult Contemporary 7 (#16 Canada (RPM Magazine))