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Jim Messina

Classic Rock

Fri, Aug 13

JIM MESSINA is a former member of Buffalo Springfield and an original member of the country rock band Poco, but he is best known for his work with Kenny Loggins in the soft rock duo, Loggins and Messina. His hits include “Danny’s Song,” “House At Pooh Corner” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

  • While with Buffalo Springfield, he served as a recording engineer, producer, and eventually as a bass player (he replaced Bruce Palmer) on their last album.
  • Messina and Richie Furay, another Buffalo Springfield member, formed Poco after Buffalo Springfield broke up. Messina played lead guitar and supplied vocals and some songwriting to the band.
  • After Messina met budding songwriter Kenny Loggins, he felt the young singer could use some edge so he suggested that he “sit in” on the record like jazz artists did. Despite the trepidation on the part of record company execs, the resulting album, “Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sitting In” is considered a classic.

“As a singer, writer, guitarist, producer, and engineer, Jim Messina made major contributions to music in the 1960s and 1970s” – aol.com

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