Before Batman and Robin, before Ace and Gary and even before Green Hornet and Kato (okay maybe a little bit after), there was Loggins and Messina. For the unfamiliar and unaware, the demise of this pair of superhero smoothists was an unfortunate result of battling egos rivaling those of Napoleanic times.

Before they were divorced of each other’s smoothness, they were The Best of Friends. Often described as an “accidental duo”, no one can deny the magic that these two innovators created. Here is perhaps the most famous song from that same album. Enjoy the hug and tug times!

Look out for the return of this accidental duo in 2009! Check out the Loggins and Messina website for Tour dates.

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A match made in heaven: Kenny Loggins and Steve Perry make all your troubles go away.

Some people when they hear a groove
Shake their heads ’cause they just can’t approve
Well, I turn up the music till it’s
shakin’ the sky
Is everybody ready to move?

Seriously, don’t fight it. It’ll do your heart so good.

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Hello Smooth Music fans

For my 1st ever post on this site, i would like to to recall the penultimate (second last) episode of Yacht Rock where Gene Balboa says sarcastically “have fun at pooh con”.


I later found out that one of the big reasons for that reference was the following song by Loggins and Messina from their first album together (Sittin’ In 1971)
Enjoy the following performance.

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BFF Loggins and Nicks

December 3rd, 2008

Deliciously smooth “Whenever I Call You Friend” by one and only Kenny Loggins and the Queen of the Fleet Stevie Nicks. Oh. My. God.

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A playlist to smooth you through your day…

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  • The Sanford Townsend Band- Smoke From A Distant Fire
  • Christopher Cross- Never Be The Same
  • Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina- Nobody But You
  • Toto- Rosanna
  • Michael McDonald- Sweet Freedom
  • Steely Dan- Old School
  • Rupert Holmes- Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
  • America- Magic
  • Christopher Cross- Ride Like The Wind
  • Glenn Fry- Smugglers Blues
  • Hall & Oates- I Can’t Go For That (Live)
  • Orleans- Reach
  • Mike Post Featuring Larry Carlton- Theme From Hill Street Blues
  • Jan Hammer- Theme from Miami Vice
  • Vangelis- Chariots of Fire Titles

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Holy Shit an 11th Episode!! Jimmy Buffett kidnaps and tricks Kenny Loggins into writing a hit single for the movie Footloose, while Michael McDonald and James Ingram help cut him loose with a bunch of machetes. “It’s mellow, not smooth… kinda shitty.”

Yah Mo B There.

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Hall and Oates’ Manager, Gino, tries to convince Kenny Loggins to ditch Messina and go solo.

“Go to the Doobies Mike. Squadle diddle dee!!” – Steely Dan

“Gino gets you everything you need! Fame, Fortune, Fagina!” – John Oates

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This Is It!

August 9th, 2006

A total classic, Yatch Rock hit! Arguably Loggins’ greatest, smoothest and by far his most empassioned moment in music.

The firey passion heard here is ignited by Loggins’ only true love (only… after Really Smooth Music), his wife, Julia Loggins. A quote from their jointly written book, THE UNIMAGINABLE LIFE: LESSONS LEARNED ON THE PATH TO LOVE (Avon).

Kenny & Julia explore the world of “conscious relationship”, passion, connection and the challenge of learning how to love on the highest possible plane.

That smooth bastard!

Behold… this is it!

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Fuck you Cetera! Episode 2

July 21st, 2006

Can’t pump out smooth music without paying homage to Yacht Rock– “Hall and Oates go toe to toe with McDonald and Loggins in a back alley contest, with tragic results.”

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