Native Sons (Loggins and Messina album)

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Native Sons
Studio album by Loggins and Messina
Released January 1976
Recorded Jim Messina's home ranch studio, Ojai, California
Genre Rock
Length 38:21
Label Columbia
Producer Jim Messina
Loggins and Messina chronology
So Fine
(1975)So Fine1975
Native Sons

Native Sons is the sixth and final studio album (and seventh overall release) by singer/songwriter duo Loggins and Messina, released in January 1976. It was a departure from previous recordings owing to the presence of string sections, stronger emphasis on flute, minimized use of saxophone, downplayed country influences and Jim Messina's signature guitar work was barely in evidence. After a final concert in Hawaii, the duo quietly went their separate ways. The Messina-penned rock and roll song "Boogie Man" was later covered by Australian rock band The Blue Echoes.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sweet Marie" (Jim Messina) – 3:04 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  2. "Pretty Princess" (Messina, Murray MacLeod) – 6:57 (lead singers: Larry Sims, Jim Messina)
  3. "My Lady, My Love" (Kenny Loggins) – 3:00 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  4. "When I Was a Child" (Messina) – 4:18 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  5. "Wasting Our Time" (K. Loggins, John Townsend) – 2:50 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Peacemaker" (Loggins, Townsend, Ed Sanford) – 5:03 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  2. "It's Alright" (Messina, MacLeod) – 4:00 (lead singer: Jim Messina; spoken introduction: Murray MacLeod)
  3. "Boogie Man" (Messina) – 2:01 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  4. "Fox Fire" (Loggins) – 2:58 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  5. "Native Son" (Loggins, Dan Loggins) – 4:10 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)

Musical Credits[edit]


  • Producer: Jim Messina
  • Engineer: Alex Kazanegras
  • 2nd engineer: Jim Messina
  • Recordist: Corey Bailey
  • Recording technician: Lew Schatzer
  • Recorded on location with Haji Sound
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Copper frame: Nick Fasciano
  • Design: Ron Coro
  • Handwriting: Virginia Team


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 16