Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Loggins & Messina - Native Sons. This is the duo's 6th, out of a string of seven studio albums, that ran from 1971 to generally 1977. Without really trying, I know have accumulated what I think is the entire canon of this duo's music on vinyl. Their stuff really holds up well and it grows on me. What I find myself playing is their fine DLA (double live album), titled On Stage. I know they have these excellent soft pop accoustic ballads like House at Pooh Corner, and Danny's Song - that have a Jimmy Buffett or Harry Chapin tone, or maybe the other way around. But what I am really digging about Loggins & Messina is what they do live on their longer songs. Angry Eyes is my May and June 2011 favorite song. Try also the live version of Vahevala, at 20-plus minutes on the entire side three. We know Jim was in Buffalo Springfield and also Poco. Their 1975 release called So Fine is a compliation of all covers songs. I think I own that one too.