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Encyclopedia > Jim Messina

Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Buffalo Springfield album cover Buffalo Springfield was an influential folk-rock group instrumental in igniting the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel, and Old-Time music. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... Poco is a band that was started by Richie Furay (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Jim Messina (lead guitar and vocals) following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ...


While with Buffalo Springfield, he served as a recording engineer, producer, and eventually as a guitar player on the last album. Audio engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the production of sound through mechanical means. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... Guitar Player magazine contains articles, interviews, reviews and lessons of an eclectic collection of artists, genres and products. ...


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 two albums, Messina left Poco. Richie Furay is a vocalist/guitarist/songwriter who started his musical career as a solo artist playing folk clubs in the 1960s. ... Poco is a band that was started by Richie Furay (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Jim Messina (lead guitar and vocals) following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. ...


After Poco, Messina was with Columbia Records, serving as an independent producer when he met Kenny Loggins. Messina and Loggins worked together on what was to be Loggins' first album. In the course of producing Loggins' work, Messina provided backup vocals and guitar work. Eventually, the two decided to put out the album as "Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In". Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ...


Loggins and Messina went on to make a number of popular albums. The group split and both went on to solo careers. Messina made some albums that did not make much of a splash, but Loggins' solo career took off.


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Messina's career began at the age of 17 when a deejay heard him and asked him to produce two albums.
Messina had already made a name for himself in the music business and began touring with Loggins until he too made a name for himself.
Messina tours and performs new songs on a regular basis; the recent album River North is all new material but still features Messina's signature country-rock sound.
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Jim began learning guitar at the age of 5 and as he got older was attracted in particular to the guitar parts and sounds in early Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson records.
When Jim was only 17 and a senior in high school, he was asked by a local deejay who had heard him play, to assemble a band and produce albums on two new artists the man was working with.
Jim became an integral part of Loggins' debut, Sittin' In, and felt a desire to join the newcomer on his first tour until Loggins was firmly and confidently established.
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