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On July 30, 1968.

On July 30, 1968, “Atco” label released “Last Time Around”, the third and final Buffalo Springfield studio album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1968, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles,”Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Richie Furay– vocals, guitar
  • Dewey Martin- drums
  • Jim Messina– vocals, bass
  • Stephen Stills– lead and background vocals, guitar, piano, B3 organ, bass, clavinet, vibes, percussion, handclaps
  • Neil Young– lead and background vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bruce Palmer– bass
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Gary Marker: bass
  • Jeremy Stuart – harpsichord, calliope, bells
  • Rusty Young- pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle, Jim Messina – engineer

Track listing:

  1. On the Way Home – Neil Young
  2. It’s So Hard to Wait – Richie Furay, Neil Young
  3. Pretty Girl Why – Stephen Stills
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Carefree Country Day – Jim Messina
  6. Special Care – Stephen Stills
  7. The Hour of Not Quite Rain – Callen, Richie Furay
  8. Questions – Stephen Stills
  9. I Am a Child – Neil Young
  10. Merry-Go-Round – Richie Furay
  11. Uno Mundo – Stephen Stills
  12. Kind Woman – Richie Furay

 

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “Full Sail”, the third Loggins and Messina album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” Hollywood, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins– vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Jim Messina– vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Jon Clarke – oboe, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, alto flute, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, English horn
  • Al Garth – violin, bass clarinet, recorder, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Sims – bass, backing vocals
  • Merel Bregante – drums, timbales, backing vocals
  • Michael Omartian– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, tack piano, Lowrey organ, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Vince Charles – steel drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Art Direction: Ron Coro
  • Illustrations: Joe Garnett
  • Engineers: Jim Messina, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix: Larry Keys, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix Supervision: Al Lawrence, Alex Kazanegras

Track listing:

  1. Lahaina – Jim Messina
  2. Travelin’ Blues – Jim Messina
  3. My Music – Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina
  4. A Love Song – Kenny Loggins, Dona Lyn George
  5. You Need a Man/Coming to You – Jim Messina
  6. Watching the River Run – Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins
  7. Pathway to Glory – Jim Messina
  8. Didn’t I Know You When – Kenny Loggins, Michael Omartian
  9. Sailin’ the Wind – Daniel Loggins, Dann Lottermoser

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Columbia” label released the second, self-titled Loggins and Messina album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Messina and Kenny Loggins.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, electric mandolin, acoustic guitar
  • Merel Bregante – backing vocals, drums
  • Lester “Al” Garth – violin, recorder, alto and tenor saxophone
  • Jon Clarke – flute, oboe, recorder, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Sims – backing vocals, bass
  • Michael Omartian- Hammond organ, piano, harmonium, clavinet, tack piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rusty Young- dobro
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Engineer: John Fiore
  • Photography: Jim Marshall, Marsha Reed

Track listing:

  1. Good Friend – Jim Messina
  2. Whiskey – Kenny Loggins
  3. Your Mama Don’t Dance – Jim Loggins, Kenny Messina
  4. Long Tail Cat – Jim Loggins
  5. Golden Ribbons – Kenny Messina
  6. Thinking of You – Jim Messina
  7. Just Before the News – Jim Messina
  8. Till the Ends Meet – Kenny Loggins
  9. Holiday Hotel – Jim Messina, Al Garth
  10. Lady of My Heart – Kenny Loggins
  11. Angry Eyes – Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Columbia” label released “So Fine”, the fifth Loggins and Messina studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at Jim Messina’s ranch in Ojai, California, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, 2nd engineer
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Merel Bregante – drums
  • Jon Clarke – flute, saxophone
  • Vince Denham – saxophone
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Larry Sims – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Roberts – saxophone, flute
  • Mike Rubini- piano
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Engineer: Alex Kazanegras
  • Corey Bailey – recording
  • Recording technician: Lew Schatzer
  • Photography: Jim McCrary, Reid Miles
  • Design: Ron Coro, Nancy Donald

Track listing:

  1. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  2. My Baby Left Me – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  3. Wake Up Little Susie – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  4. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  5. Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney
  6. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  7. Splish Splash – Bobby Darin, Murray the K
  8. A Lover’s Question – Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams
  9. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  10. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner
  11. So Fine – Johnny Otis
  12. Honky Tonk – Part II – Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, Shep Shepherd

On May 19, 1969.

Pickin Up the Pieces

On May 19, 1969, “Epic” label released “Pickin’ Up the Pieces”, the debut Poco album. It was recorded in January 1969, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Jim Messina- lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric 6-string guitars
  • Richie Furay- lead and backing vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Rusty Young- steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, piano
  • Randy Meisner- bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • George Grantham- lead and backing vocals, drums
  • Bobby Doyle- piano
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro  – arranger
  • Terry Donovan – recording engineer
  • Frank Bez – phtography

Track listing:

  1. Foreword – Kathy Johnson, Richie Furay
  2. What a Day – Richie Furay
  3. Nobody’s Fool – Richie Furay
  4. Calico Lady – Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Skip Goodwin
  5. First Love – Richie Furay
  6. Make Me a Smile – Richie Furay, Jim Messina
  7. Short Changed – Richie Furay
  8. Pickin’ Up the Pieces – Richie Furay
  9. Grand Junction – Rusty Young
  10. Oh Yeah – Richie Furay, Jim Messina
  11. Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed – Richie Furay
  12. Tomorrow – Richie Furay, Skip Goodwin
  13. Consequently, So Long- Richie Furay, Skip Goodwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 6, 1970.

Poco

On May 6, 1970, “Epic” label released the self – titled, second Poco album. It was recorded October 1969 – February 1970, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel

  • Jim Messina – vocals, guitar
  • Richie Furay- vocals, guitar
  • Rusty Young- vocals, steel guitar, guitar
  • Timothy B. Schmit- vocals, bass guitar
  • George Grantham- vocals, drums
  • Bobby Doyle- piano
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Terry Dunuvan, Alex Kazengras – engineer
  • Gary Burden – art direction
  • Photography: Henry Diltz

Track listing:

  1. Hurry Up – Richie Furay
  2. You Better Think Twice – Jim Messina
  3. Honky Tonk Downstairs – Dallas Frazier
  4. Keep On Believin – Richie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit
  5. Anyway Bye Bye – Richie Furay
  6. Don’t Let It Pass By – Richie Furay
  7. Nobody’s Fool/El Tonto de Nadie Regresa – Richie Furay, Jim Messina, George Grantham, Timothy B. Schmit, Rusty Young

On April 12, 1974.

Poco - Seven

On April 12, 1974, “Epic” label released “Seven”, the seventh Poco album. It was recorded in February 1974, and was produced by Jack Richardson. The album front cover was designed by Phil Hartman.

Personnel:

  • Paul Cotton- guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Young- pedal steel guitar, guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit- bass guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham- drums, vocals
  • Jim Messina- mandolin
  • Burton Cummings- keyboards
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, conga
  • Al Garth -fiddle
  • Recording engineer: Brian Christian

Track listing:

  1. Drivin’ Wheel – Paul Cotton
  2. Rocky Mountain Breakdown – Rusty Young
  3. Just Call My Name – Timothy B. Schmit, Noreen Schmit
  4. Skatin – Timothy B. Schmit
  5. Faith in the Families – Paul Cotton
  6. Krikkit’s Song (Passing Through) – Timothy B. Schmit
  7. Angel – Paul Cotton
  8. You’ve Got Your Reasons – Paul Cotton

On January 22, 1969.

Neil_Young first album

On January 22, 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Neil Young studio album.  It was recorded August – October 1968, at “Wally Heider Recording”, “Sunset Sound Recording” and “TTG Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Neil Young and David Briggs. “The Old Laughing Lady,” “String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill,” and “I’ve Loved Her So Long” produced by Jack Nitzsche,Ry Cooder and Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young— vocals, guitars, piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, pipe organ
  • Ry Cooder— guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche— electric piano
  • Jim Messina,Carol Kaye — bass
  • George Grantham,Earl Palmer — drums
  • Merry Clayton,Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Gloria Richetta Jones, Sherlie Matthews, Gracia Nitzsche — backing vocals
  • Danny Kelly — photography
  • Ed Thrasher— album art direction
  • Roland Deihl — cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted

  1. The Emperor of Wyoming
  2. The Loner
  3. If I Could Have Her Tonight
  4. I’ve Been Waiting for You
  5. The Old Laughing Lady
  6. String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill – Jack Nitzche
  7. Here We Are in the Years
  8. What Did You Do to My Life?
  9. I’ve Loved Her So Long
  10. The Last Trip to Tulsa

 

 

On October 30, 1967.

Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again

On October 30, 1967, “Atco” label released “Buffalo Springfield Again” the second Buffalo Springfield album.  It was recorded July – September 1967, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün, Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Jack Nitzsche, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Stills- organ, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, keyboard, vocals
  • Neil Young- lead and rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Richie Furay- rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Dewey Martin- drums, vocals
  • Bruce Palmer- bass
  • Norris Badeaux – baritone saxophone
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • James Burton- Dobro, guitar
  • Charlie Chin – banjo
  • Merry Clayton– vocal
  • David Crosby- backing vocal
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Doug Hastings – guitar
  • Brenda Holloway – vocal
  • Patrice Holloway – vocal
  • Jim Horn– clarinet
  • Gloria Jones – vocal
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • Shirley Matthews – vocal
  • Harvey Newmark – bass
  • Gracia Nitzsche – vocal
  • Jack Nitzsche- electric piano
  • Don Randi – piano, harpsichord
  • Chris Sarns – guitar
  • Russ Titelman– guitar
  • Bobby West – bass
  • Design: Loring Eutemey
  • Illustrations: Eve Babitz

Track listingL

  1. Soul – Neil Young
  2. A Child’s Claim to Fame – Richie Furay
  3. Everydays – Stephen Stills
  4. Expecting to Fly – Neil Young
  5. Bluebird – Stephen Stills
  6. Hung Upside Down – Stephen Stills
  7. Sad Memory – Richie Furay
  8. Good Time Boy – Richie Furay
  9. Rock & Roll Woman – Stephen Stills
  10. Broken Arrow – Neil Young