Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jim Croce Times Two

It's hard to believe it's been almost forty years since singer/songwriter Jim Croce died. Jim had just recently become successful when his life, along with four others ended in a plane crash. In less than two years after I first heard him it was all over. Here are two of his very best songs. The great acoustic guitarist accompanying Jim is Maury Muehleisen who also perished in the same crash. Damn he was great.

One Less Set Of Footsteps

I Got A Name


Hardnox said...

He was great! I had the great fortune of meeting him in a Howard Johnson's Restaurant along the PA Turnpike the winter just before he died. I sat at the counter nearly frozen to death from my motorcycle ride nursing a cup of coffee and he plopped down next to me and we talked bikes for a while before I recognized him. I was suffering a brain fart. He looked so familiar and then I asked him who he was. He was just a normal Joe. We yakked for a while and then parted company like old friends.

The world lost a good one.

Greasywrench AKA rich b said...

As much as I dislike the PC nonsense of YouTube I can still find music there I can find nowhere else.

1972 was a banner year for me when I heard Jim Croce's "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" for the first time. It was my first year out of high school, my first real job, my first car, etc... The memories will never fade.

Robert Hewes said...

My mom had tickets for a concert of his the week he died. What an amazing musician he was.

Adrienne said...

Jim Croce was always one of my favorites...