|Time in a Bottle: Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs|
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|Jim Croce chronology|
Time in a Bottle: Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs is a greatest hits album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce. It was released after his 1973 death and features sentimental songs compiled from his studio albums. The album peaked at #170 on the Billboard 200 during 1977. Since its original release, it has also been reissued on cassette and compact disc.
|1.||"Time in a Bottle" (From You Don't Mess Around with Jim )||Jim Croce||2:28|
|2.||"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" (From You Don't Mess Around with Jim)||Croce||3:49|
|3.||"Salon and Saloon" (From I Got a Name )||Maury Muehleisen||2:35|
|4.||"Alabama Rain" (From Life and Times )||Croce||2:15|
|5.||"Dreamin' Again" (From Life and Times)||Croce||2:42|
|6.||"It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" (From Life and Times)||Croce||2:34|
|7.||"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" (From I Got a Name)||Croce||2:34|
|8.||"Lover's Cross" (From I Got a Name)||Croce||3:05|
|9.||"Thursday" (From I Got a Name)||Sal Joseph||3:14|
|10.||"These Dreams" (From Life and Times)||Croce||3:12|
|11.||"A Long Time Ago" (From You Don't Mess Around with Jim)||Croce||2:06|
|12.||"Photographs and Memories" (From You Don't Mess Around with Jim)||Croce||2:04|
|1977||The Billboard 200||170|
James Joseph Croce was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he released five studio albums and numerous singles. During this period, Croce took a series of odd jobs to pay bills while he continued to write, record, and perform concerts. After Croce formed a partnership with songwriter and guitarist Maury Muehleisen in the early 1970s, his fortunes turned. Croce's breakthrough came in 1972; his third album, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, produced three charting singles, including "Time in a Bottle", which reached No. 1 after Croce died. The follow-up album, Life and Times, included the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", which was the only No. 1 hit he had during his lifetime.
You Don't Mess Around with Jim is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in April 1972 by ABC Records.
Life and Times is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in July 1973. The album contains the No. 1 Billboard chart hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". Croce was nominated for two 1973 Grammy awards in the "Pop Male Vocalist" and "Record of the Year" categories for the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". It was Croce's final album to be released during his lifetime.
I Got a Name is the fifth and final studio album and first posthumous release by American singer-songwriter, Jim Croce, released on December 1, 1973. It features the ballad "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song", which reached number 9 in the US singles chart, and the ballad "Salon and Saloon", the last song Croce recorded in his lifetime. The song was written by his guitarist Maury Muehleisen and was included on the album as a gift to the writer. The song is noted for its sparse piano-only vocal backing. This would be Croce's final album, as Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973, the day before the album's title song was released, leaving wife Ingrid Croce and son Adrian J. Croce. The title track, the theme from the film The Last American Hero, was another posthumous hit for Croce, reaching number 10 in the US singles chart.
Adrian James "A.J." Croce is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of Ingrid Croce and Jim Croce.
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is an uptempo, strophic story song written by American folk rock singer Jim Croce. Released as part of his 1973 album Life and Times, the song was a No. 1 hit for him, spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1973. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1973.
"Mama Tried" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in July 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Mama Tried. The song became one of the cornerstone songs of his career. It won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its "cultural, historic, or artistic significance" on March 23, 2016, just 14 days before Haggard's death. In 2021, it was ranked at #376 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released on September 26, 1974, by ABC Records. The album was Croce's second posthumous release following his 1973 death in an airplane crash.
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" is the title of a posthumously released single by the American singer-songwriter Jim Croce. The song was written by Croce and was originally released on his album I Got a Name.
"You Don't Mess Around with Jim" is a 1972 strophic story song by Jim Croce from his album of the same name. It was Croce's debut single, released on ABC Records as ABC-11328. ABC Records promotion man Marty Kupps took it to KHJ 930 AM in Los Angeles, CA where it first aired. It made the KHJ "30" chart that week of June 6, 1972. After spending 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at No. 8 the week ending September 9. Croce performed the song on American Bandstand on August 12, 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 68 song for 1972.
Ingrid Croce is an American author, singer-songwriter and restaurateur. She is the widow of the singer-songwriter Jim Croce and the mother of the singer-songwriter A. J. Croce. Between 1964 and 1971, Ingrid and Jim Croce performed as a duo. In 1969, Capitol Records released their album, Jim & Ingrid Croce. Their song "Age" won a country music award in the late 1970s.
"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" is a 1972 song written by Jim Croce. Croce's record was released on August 23, 1972. It was the second single released from Croce's album You Don't Mess Around with Jim. It reached a peak of #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1972, spending twelve weeks on the chart.
Home Recordings: Americana is an album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 2003. This album is a compilation of unreleased tracks and demos. This compilation was the first new material of Jim Croce's work released since 1973. The album also contains liner notes written by Croce's son A.J. Croce and his wife Ingrid Croce. The material was recorded in 1967 at his Pennsylvania kitchen table on an old Wollensak reel-to-reel tape recorder.
"I Got a Name" is a 1973 single recorded by Jim Croce with lyrics by Norman Gimbel and music by Charles Fox. It was the first single from his album of the same title and also Croce's first posthumous single, released the day after his death in a plane crash on September 20. The song reached a peak of #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 17 weeks on the chart. It also hit #3 on the Cash Box Top 100.
"Workin' at the Car Wash Blues" is a 1974 single written and recorded by Jim Croce. It was the third single released from his album I Got a Name. It reached a peak of #32 in July 1974, on the Billboard Hot 100. It is Croce's last Top 40 hit to date. It was also the fourth single released, including Christmas-themed release "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way", after Jim Croce's death in September 1973.
Jim Croce Live: The Final Tour is a live album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, originally released in 1989, roughly 16 years after his untimely death at age 30 in a plane crash on September 20, 1973. Recorded on the 1973 tour, the album features in-concert performances of some of Croce's biggest hits, peppered with stories and banter between songs, adding the inspiration for some of them. Two other songs, "Ball of Kerrymuir" and "Shopping for Clothes," were never released on Croce's studio albums. This live album has been re-released several times.
Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live is a live album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 2006, over thirty years after his death. The album is a companion to a DVD released in 2003 of Jim Croce's performances. The recordings were taken from different television programs that Croce appeared on. Two of the tracks on the DVD, "Time in a Bottle" and "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" were cut from the CD release because they were not live performances.
Jim Croce was an American singer-songwriter with five studio albums and 12 singles to his credit. His posthumously-released fifth studio album was completed just prior to his 1973 death, and seven singles were also posthumously issued, one of which was "Time in a Bottle" from a previous album You Don't Mess Around with Jim. His popularity continued long after his death with the release of numerous compilation albums and "new" material being portioned out sporadically over the years. Three live albums, as well as a live DVD, have also been published.
Jerry Reed Sings Jim Croce is an album by American country singer Jerry Reed, released by RCA Records in 1980. The album is a tribute album for Jim Croce who died in 1973 in a plane crash during the peak of his career. Seven of the ten songs were singles released by Croce. The album peaked at number 56 on the Billboard country chart. The song "Age" was the only single released from the album. It peaked at 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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