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Kenny Loggins: Keep the Fire [Columbia, 1979]
I used to think Kenny had no sense of rhythm, but his problems were actually less severe--he just couldn't rock. This Tom Dowd-produced Doobie-disco job swings just like Jesse Colin Young. And if you think it isn't Doobie-disco, tell me why the one great song on the record was written with Michael McDonald. "This Is It," it's called, and it is. C+