1981 Jim Messina – Messina

(James Melvin) Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording engineer and record producer. He was a member of folk rock group Buffalo Springfield, a founding member of country rock pioneer Poco, and half of the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina with Kenny Loggins.

In 1981, Jim Messina signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded and released his second solo effort, Messina, which included folk, rock, latin and light jazz elements. The album featured singer Pauline Wilson, who sang a duet with Messina on “Stay the Night”.


1 Money Alone (Jim Messina) 3:12
2  Sweet Love (Jim Messina) 3:58
3  Break The Chain (Jim Messina) 3:05
4  Child Of My Dreams (David Tate, Jim Messina) 3:25
5  Whispering Waters (Alan Thornhill, Jim Messina) 5:28
6  Lovin’ You Every Minute (Jim Messina, Michael Brady) 2:50
7  Stay The Night (Jim Messina) 6:14
8  It’s All Right Here (Jim Messina) 4:14
9  Move Into Your Heart (David Tate, Jim Messina) 4:12



Bass Michael Brady
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jim Messina
Mandolin David Grisman
Keyboards Jimmy Studer
Organ Neil Larsen
Piano Victor Feldman
Piano Tom Hensley
Sax Jim Horn
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Percussion Victor Feldman
Vocals Pauline Wilson
Background Vocals Michael Brady
Background Vocals Jimmy Studer
Background Vocals Craig Thomas
Background Vocals Jannie Littlepage
Background Vocals Alan Thornhille

Liner Notes

Producer – Jim Messina
Engineer – Don Murray, James Geddes

Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf
Mastered At – Strawberry Mastering

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Recording,
Lead Vocal Overdubs at Waves Recording Studios in Santa Barbara