Wait a Little While

Album: Nightwatch (1978)
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Songfacts®:

  • One of Loggins' little-known tunes, "Wait a Little While" has been known to save people from suicide and is in the same vein as "This Is It." Kenny wrote it with his first wife, Eva Ein Loggins. >>
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    Sara - Silver Spring, MD
  • This is a cut from Loggins' second solo album, which boasted the hit duet "Whenever I Call You "Friend"," featuring Stevie Nicks.
  • Peaking at #7 in America, Nightwatch is Loggins' highest-charting studio album.
  • This was covered by Al Jarreau in 1978, Patti Austin in 1979, and the jazz/pop singer Suede in 1988.
  • Loggins performed in the pop-rock duo Loggins & Messina (with Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield and Poco) from the early to mid-'70s. Jon Clarke, a woodwind player who performed on all six of the duo's studio releases, also played the flute solo on "Wait A Little While."

Comments: 2

  • Mavis from Upper MidwestI love this tune, but thought it was popular a few years later. Donna is correct: It is a gem.
  • Donna from Ft. Lauderdale, FlA simple soft rock melody that takes me back to my college years. Got decent airplay at the time but remains under-appreciated. Almost like a hidden gem. Same goes for Keep the Fire - why isn't that one listed here?
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