Jim Croce Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cshadows2887, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    James Joseph "Jim" Croce (/ˈkroʊtʃi/; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and popular rock singer of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" both reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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  2. cshadows2887

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  3. cshadows2887

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    The guitarist who worked with him, Maury Muehleisen, is one of the most unsung greats ever, in my estimation. One of my top 10 guitarists ever.
     
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  4. Larry David

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    He's so underrated, as is Jim.
     
  5. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Yeah they just had that magical alchemy you sometimes get when you put the right people together. "Operator" is just something really special.
     
  6. Larry David

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    It's sad to see that this thread went unnoticed! My dad listened to him all the time growing up and the songs really resonated with me over the years.

    Favorites are:

    Time In A Bottle
    These Days
    Operator
    Alabama Rain
    Next Time, This Time
     
  7. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    "The Hard Way Every Time" is my #3 song of all time.
     
  8. Larry David

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    That's a real good one!
     
  9. suicidesaints

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    Croce rules.

    My dad introduced me to him when I was a kid but it wasn't until recently that I started exploring his music more. WAY underrated.
     
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  10. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Looooove Jim!

    I read the book that his wife wrote.
    It made me extremely sad.
     
  11. Larry David

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    Not sure I knew this existed!
     
  12. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    She has (or at least at the time when the book came out, had) a restaurant called Thyme In A Bottle, haha.
     
  13. Larry David

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    I knew about the restaurant haha
     
  14. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Actually I messsd that up; the restaurant is called Croce's but her cookbook is called Thyme In A Bottle. Awesome either way.
     
  15. Larry David

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    His son also plays music, pretty talented
     
  16. foomanfat

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    Grew up listening to Jim Croce with my dad. Really glad to have that musical influence.
     
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  17. jdr2187

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    No mention of Lover's Cross? That one might be my favorite of his. Also working at the car wash blues is a fun song.
     
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  18. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Tarantino is the man for featuring "I got a name" in Django.
     
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  19. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    That and "One Less Set of Footsteps" are my runner ups.
     
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  20. foomanfat

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    It really is amazing the beautiful work they did, just Jim and Maury.
     
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  21. SteveLikesMusic

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    "A Long Time Ago" is my personal favorite of his.
     
  22. Larry David

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    It's a top 10 for me!
     
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  23. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    My favorite of his fun bluesy songs:

    "Careful Man"