JJs Vinyl Madness Countdown #535
By Joliet Jake
May 29, 2018 5:10am CST
The second release from a 3-record contract with ABC Records, and the last album released before his death a few months later. American singer/songwriter Jim Croce released two records prior to signing with ABC - the self-released 'Facets' in 1966 (of which originally only 500 copies were pressed) and his first 'major label' release in 1969, Capitol Record's 'Jim & Ingrid Croce'. But it is his three releases on ABC that contain the songs that made him famous (the third album was released a few months after his death from previously recorded material). Jim Croce - Life And Times
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• United States
Wow, Jim Croce. He was amazing. I have one of his Albums. And my son will be inheriting it. I miss the 70's. Back then there were amazing bands and amazing music. And funny enough, my son is into all the old music. And he love Billy Joel.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pretty good song! I wonder why he was not in the video? I remember roller derby from the early 1970's because of my mom, and i loved them! I just don't remember the violence in them? I know the bruise on the le looked my arm did the day after I slept a night when I dislocated my elbow on the first hole of miniature golf!
• United States
Amazing what an impact he made in such a short period of time. I attribute that to coming along "at the right time," when FM formats were wide and singer/songwriters were celebrated. This song reminds me of "those times," when roller derby was popular and even Raquel Welch made a movie about it! And Peter Ang is right: "Alabama Rain" should be one of Croce's best-known songs instead of an album cut.