Jim Messina – “Messina”

I really like this Messina disc, but it’s so all over the place. It’s Messina, but it’s also got tracks that are uncharacteristically disco influenced. And some latin flavored bits? But the folksy roots are still there, and “Child of My Dreams” and “Whispering Waters” stuck hard in my brain since I first bought a cassette of this one from a bargain bin at Camelot Music in the mid-to-late 80s.

“Money Alone” is a ripper, with some funk undertones that don’t feel out of place at all. You won’t remember any of this disc from hearing it overplayed on the radio, but once you give this collection a full hearing, you’ll want to keep it handy for the occasional long car ride or background music for a hobby project.

“Messina” by Jim Messina

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