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James Joseph (Jim) Croce (South Philadelphia, 10 January 1943 – Natchitoches, 20 september 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. He broke through to the general public after his premature death. Jim Croce has released six studio albums and eleven singles. Jim Croce is especially known for melodic, sensitive songs such asI got a name and Time in a bottle.
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Jim Croce was born on January 10, 1943 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Early on he was involved with music; at the age of five he already played a little accordion.Only later in 1964, when he went to Villanova University, he went to work seriously with music. Around this time he also encounter is his wife, Ingrid Croce.
With his wife joined Jim Croce to 1970, where they played a lot of covers , but also wrote their own songs. Jim and Ingrid moved In 1968 to New York in order to record their first album with Capitol Records. After recording 2 years they have traveled by the United States. They performed in pubs and small clubs, their album Jim & Ingrid Croce, the promote.
After they no longer felt at home in New York and the music industry (later played in the song ' New York's Not My Home '), they left to the countryside of Pennsylvania. Jim took a job here to be able to pay the rent while he continued to write songs. Many of his songs are about people he met, or events he experienced there. Jim has had a series of other jobs, in the army and at the radio, before he would get success.
In 1970 met the pianist/guitarist Maury Muehleisen,Croce, via producer Joe Salviuolo that Croce knew from school. In the beginning Muehleisen, Croce played in the background with with it, but over time this changed. Maury Muehleisen, Croce's now played guitar in the folk music.
Could get a record deal In 1972 Croce at ABC Records. In the same year he released two LPs out there: You Don't Mess Around With Jim and Life & Times. The singles"You Don't Mess Around With Jim", "Operator (that's Not The Way It Feels)" and "Time In A Bottle" (which was written for his not yet born son, a. j. Croce) all three were on the radio. With "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Croce came on # 1 in the u.s. charts in July 1973.
In 1973, when he finally had success, came Jim Croce (30 years) along with Maury Muehleisen (24 years) to in a plane crash. On 20 september 1973 plunged the plane with Muehleisen, Croce, and 4 other day for his new single "I Got A Name" would come true. Croce had just had a successful action in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and was on his way to Sherman, Texas for his next gig.
According to researchers, the plane is not fast enough, and it hit the only tree on the runway. There are speculations about the pilot, who was ill and perhaps had had a heart attack, but in the final report is the crash attributed to pilot error. Muehleisen, Croce is buried in Pennsylvania, in Trenton.
After Croce ' death came a great attention for his music, which also came through his album "I Got a Name". This album was released on 1 december 1973. There were three hits on: "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues", "I'll Have to Say I love You in a Song" and "I Got a Name".
By the great attention there are compilations and rereleases released, such as "Photographs & Memories", "Jim Croce Home Recordings", "Facets", "Jim Croce: Classic Hits", "Down the Highway" and "Have You Heard – Jim Croce Live".
Ingrid Croce, the wife of Jim, is out of his name a restaurant started in San Diego: Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar. Jim and Ingrid's son, Adrian James Croce, is now under the name a. j. Croce a well-known singer-songwriter, like his father.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|You don't mess around with Jim||04-1972||-|
|Life and times||07-1973||30-08-1975||29||3|
|I got a name||12-1973||23-08-1975||20||8|
|Photographs & memories: His greatest hits||10-1974||-||Compilation album|
|Down the highway||1975||-||Compilation album|
|The faces I've been||1975||-||Compilation album|
|Greatest hits||05-1975||-||Compilation album|
|Time in a bottle: Jim Croce's greatest love songs||1977||-||Compilation album|
|Bath, bath Leroy Brown: Jim Croce's greatest character songs||1978||-||Compilation album|
|I got a name||1981||06-06-1981||12||14||Compilation album|
|Jim Croce live: The final tour||1980||-||Live Album|
|The legendary Jim Croce||06-1978||04-02-1989||38||12||Compilation album|
|The 50th anniversary collection||22-09-1992||-||Compilation album|
|24 Karat gold in a bottle||15-07-1994||-||Compilation album|
|Words and music||14-09-1999||-||Compilation album|
|The definitive collection: "Time in a bottle"||16-05-2000||-||Compilation album|
|VH1 behind the music: The Jim Croce collection||21-08-2001||-||Compilation album|
|Home recordings: Americana||14-10-2003||-||Compilation album|
|Classic hits||27-01-2004||-||Compilation album|
|The way we used to be: The anthology||13-09-2004||-||Compilation album|
|Have you heard: Jim Croce live||31-01-2006||-||Live Album|
|The very best of Jim Croce||15-01-2007||-||Compilation album|
|The original albums||2012||05-01-2013||65||1||Compilation album|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|You don't mess around with Jim||1972||26-08-1972||tip16||-|
|Bath, bath Leroy Brown||1973||11-08-1973||27||4||No. 20 in the Single Top 100 / Alarm drive|
|I'll have to say I love you in a song||1974||08-06-1974||29||6||No. 28 in the Single Top 100|
|I got a name||1975||30-08-1975||25||3|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Bath, bath Leroy Brown||1763||1702||-||673||1859||1963||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|I got a name||1404||1066||856||1524||1979||1786||1584||1644||1853||1662||1731||1672||1737||1919||1362|
|I'll have to say I love you in a song||769||831||892||627||805||802||812||779||1075||815||1013||851||1035||1381||1212|
|Time in a bottle||557||559||599||682||644||592||578||529||719||598||647||543||622||616||360|
|You don't mess around with Jim||1933||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|