His voice was so unique So it wasn't a song that Jim wrote on the guitar with Maury [Muehleisen]. Tommy and Jimmy and Maury and myself came up with the arrangement together. It was a different kind of animal. We did that song with just the tracks for us, and then recorded Jim's voice over it, which is the way most people did records in those days.
But most people think that Jim wrote that song because it sounds like the other songs, and then the production of course is a little bit more elaborate. It was different in that way, but Maury has a big guitar part and it certainly sounded like one of his records. And it became one of his most popular records. You know, a lot of people have covered that song, and it's been used in a number of other movies. This was the last song Croce played before his death.
He performed it as an encore at show in Natchitoches, Louisiana at Northwestern College. The crowd was small, as many folks stayed home to watch the Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match that night. Croce's plane, taking off in the dark after the concert, clipped a tree and crashed, killing all six people on board.
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Library and Archives Canada. December 28, Archived from the original on February 3, Retrieved January 27, The Billboard Book of No. Discography Ingrid Croce A.
Croce Maury Muehleisen. Authority control MBRG : 0ee58d3cdabbf2cf6a29f4a4. Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from June Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers. Namespaces Article Talk. I was smart and talented also and we all enjoyed many eves in our row house in Philadelphia, me cooking and Jim playing and singing.
Turning the clock forward, I filed for a divorce, Jim was killed in the plane crash, I went to his funeral and mostly destroyed with grief, I went on a lone journey in my VW bug all over Mexico , driving a total of 30k miles throughout the country, sightseeing, studying art, living here and there and hearing Jim's music in the weirdest places, i. I would just stop in my tracks, smile and listen to Jim. Yes, he made it all the way to the dschungels of Chiapas, where I ended up studying Maya Art Turning the clock forward Ingrid always wanted to be married to a Dr or lawyer and so she did!
What I can't warm up to is the fact that Jim was just being harvested like a good crop to make that money! I find this extremely unethical and immoral to so loosely disclose all intimacies and a person's faults to the world. Maybe anger does many foolish things. It takes two to tango and no, Ingrid was no saint! Rather, both of them had a lot of character in their own right. Ingrid was a talented artist, singer and as it sounds from her books, became a published chef, devoted wife and mother and restaurateur.
That is a huge accomplishment. Congrats Ing. I too have accomplished a lot, but David died, not in Vietnam, but from suicide afterwards. What a pathetic, self-aggrandizing exercise in revenge. This vanity publication reads as if she wrote it to get even with Jim for the cavalier and crappy way he treated her and their kid.
Why else go on about his fondness for drugs and other women, and his shot-gunning a cat that got in his way? She put his name in the street for no good reason. Besides, she even got wrong the name of the junior high school where Jim taught.
It was "Pulaski" not "Palansky. I'd have cheated on her too. It was wonderful to hear the story behind the songs and reminded me of just how good they were. There was something a bit clunky about the writing style and I have to say some doubts about conversational details that just seemed, well, too detailed to be recalled or reported. It left me wanting an epilogue of what finally happened with all the contracts etc. I was born in Oct I didn't know who sang "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown" as a kid, but as a young adult I became intrigued by this wonder voice and lyrics from this guy with a huge smile and moustache.
Now as a 46 yr old I wanted to learn more about the man, and this book was exactly what I was looking for. This is the true Jim Croce book. As of this review in two days time Jim Croce will have been gone from this earth for 46 yrs but he will never be forgotten, Thank you Ingrid for the raw emotional tale o your great husband. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. I have stashed this away for a genuine surprise present for my husband's birthday.
Not only will it be a surprise that he hasn't got the usual socks that he receives on his birthday and at Christmas hope he's not too disappointed but he'll be amazed that I've managed to find something that HE hasn't already found! We both love the gentle and much missed Jim and I'm sure he will really enjoy this book. Report abuse. Wonderfully told story about a singer who's early death denied the world an immense talent. Very nice book!!
After waiting too many years to read the story of Jim Croce's life it was a great pleasure to read this book. Well written, very open and honest account of Jim's life. It is very sad the the people who were his managers and producers treated him so poorly. They should be ashamed of the way they with held money from him right up until his death. Then basked in his fame and made a lot of money off of him.
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