Saturday, July 21, 2012

Loggins and Messina...Native Sons

Loggins and Messina...Native Sons.  Native Sons is the sixth and final studio album (and seventh overall release) by singer/songwriter duo Loggins and Messina, released in early 1976.  After that, there did not seem much to say about this record, until I saw who is listed on the credits:  Michel Rubini (born December 3, 1942 in LA. a top musician and composer, best known for his work composing motion picture soundtracks. He is a professional classical pianist since early childhood. During 1960s and 1970s, Rubini worked on tours, with such stars as Ray CharlesFrank ZappaSonny and Cher and Barbra Streisand.  He was producer, conductor and arranger for Motown Records. He was one of the most sought-after Los Angeles session players during 1970s and 1980s, performed on albums by Sonny & CherMichael Parks, The Cats, The Righteous Brothers and many others. Rubini arranged and conducted Sonny & Chér single A Cowboys Work Is Never Done, arranged Cher single Don't Hide Your Love and Maureen McGovern single I Won't Last A Day Without You, produced and arranged Macho single No One To Depend On. Rubini also made numerous television appearances in the house band of the 1980s game shows Face the Music and Name That Tune.

1 comment:

  1. I remember buying this one used and being bored stiff by it. Wouldn't be surprised, though, if I now like it when I next give it a try!


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