Sittin' In (Loggins and Messina album)

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Sittin' In
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1971
RecordedSummer 1971 at Columbia Studios, Los Angeles
GenreRock, folk rock
ProducerJim Messina
Loggins and Messina chronology
Sittin' In
Loggins and Messina
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[1]

Sittin' In is the first album by singer-songwriters Loggins and Messina, released in 1971.

It began as a solo album by Kenny Loggins; Jim Messina was with Columbia Records, serving as an independent producer when he met Loggins. In the course of producing Loggins' work, Messina provided backing vocals and guitar, leading to the album's full title, Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In.

MFSL released an audiophile version of Sittin' In on the label's silver disc series in 1989. In 1994, Columbia Records' Sony Mastersound division also did their own remastering and released it as a gold CD. A new remastering by Kevin Gray was released as a vinyl-only pressing on 180-gram audiophile vinyl by Friday Music on May 10, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Nobody But You" (Jim Messina) – 3:00 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  2. "Danny's Song" (Kenny Loggins) – 4:16 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  3. "Vahevala" (Dan Loggins, Dann Lottermoser) – 4:47 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  4. "Trilogy: – 11:13
  • I. Lovin' Me (Messina, Murray MacLeod) (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  • II. To Make a Woman Feel Wanted (Loggins, Messina) (lead singers: Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina)
  • III. Peace of Mind" (Messina) (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Back to Georgia" (Loggins) – 3:19 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  2. "House at Pooh Corner" (Loggins) – 4:25 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)
  3. "Listen to a Country Song" (Messina, Al Garth) – 2:49 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  4. "Same Old Wine" (Messina) – 8:17 (lead singer: Jim Messina)
  5. "Rock 'n' Roll Mood" (Loggins, Michael Omartian) – 3:04 (lead singer: Kenny Loggins)


Loggins & Messina[edit]



  • Producer – Jim Messina
  • Engineer – John Fiore
  • Mastering and Mixing – Alex Kazanegras
  • Cover Artwork – David Linderman
  • Photography – Irvin Goodnoff and David Linderman


Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 70

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Vahevala" Pop Singles 84
1972 "Nobody But You" Pop Singles 86


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 1972). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved January 19, 2018.