1976 Loggins & 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 January 1976. It was a departure from previous recordings owing to the presence of string sections, stronger emphasis on flute, minimized use of saxophone, downplayed country influences and Jim Messina’s signature guitar work was barely in evidence. After a final concert in Hawaii, the duo quietly went their separate ways. The Messina-penned rock and roll song “Boogie Man” was later covered by Australian rock band The Blue Echoes.


1  Sweet Marie (Jim Messina) 3:05
2  Pretty Princess (Jim Messina; Murray Macleod) 6:57
3  My Lady, My Love (Kenny Loggins) 3:02
4  When I Was A Child (Jim Messina) 4:19
5  Wasting Our Time (John Townsend; Kenny Loggins) 2:51
6  Peacemaker (Ed Sanford; John Townsend; Kenny Loggins) 5:05
7  It’s Alright (Jim Messina; Murray Macleod) 3:59
8  Boogie Man (Jim Messina) 2:02
9  Fox Fire (Kenny Loggins) 3:00
10  Native Son (Dan Loggins; Kenny Loggins) 4:10



BassLarry Sims
DrumsMerel Bregante
GuitarJim Messina
GuitarKenny Loggins
Acoustic GuitarJim Messina
Acoustic GuitarKenny Loggins
DobroJim Messina
KeyboardsMichel Rubini
MandolinRichard Greene
HarmonicaKenny Loggins
FiddleRichard Greene
ViolinRichard Greene
CelloRichard Greene
ClarinetDon Roberts
FluteDon Roberts
FluteVince Denham
FluteJon Clarke
HornJon Clarke
OboeJon Clarke
SaxDon Roberts
SaxVince Denham
SaxJon Clarke
TimpaniMerel Bregante
VibraphoneSteve Forman
PercussionMilt Holland
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsLarry Sims
Background VocalsMurray Macleod
Background VocalsJohn Townsend
Background VocalsEd Sanford
VocalsJim Messina
VocalsKenny Loggins

Liner Notes

Producer – Jim Messina
Arranged By (Horn) – Jon Clarke (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)
Arranged By (Horn) – Vince Denham (Tracks 1, 6)
Arranged By (Horn) – Don Roberts (Tracks 1, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horn) – Bruce Lofgren (Tracks 2, 3, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich (Tracks 2, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Michel Rubini (Track 4)
Arranged By (Woodwind Trio) – Jon Clarke (Track 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Alex Kazanegras
Engineer (Second) – Jim Messina
Recorded By (Recordist) – Corey Bailey

Artwork – Nick Fasciano
Design – Ron Coro
Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Recorded on location with Haji Sound