Saturday, September 01, 2012

Loggins & Messina
"Best of Friends" (Vinyl)

One of the happier "accidental" projects, Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina found themselves working together on Loggins' debut for Columbia records with Messina as producer.
Near the end of this project they realized that Jim Messina had contributed so much to the music that it had become Loggins and Messina.

This best-of album, released in 1976, is a laid-back collection of L&M's biggest hits including House at Pooh Corner, Your Mama Don't Dance and more.  Their music is uniquely identified by the well-played assortment of acoustic "folk" instruments they bring into the studio with them.  Songs like Vahevala will momentarily break down into free-form jam sessions.

It doesn't possess as strong center of gravity, but it is a lot of fun to listen to.  Perfect for reclaiming your apartment from the dust bunnies...

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