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JIM CROCE I GOT A NAME “SEALED”

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JIM CROCE I GOT A NAME “SEALED”

Jim Croce – I Got A Name
Label: ABC Records – ABCX 797
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Soft Rock, Folk Rock

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Description

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 recorded during his lifetime, 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.

Jim Croce – I Got A Name
Label: ABC Records – ABCX 797
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Soft Rock, Folk Rock

Track list

A1 I Got A Name 3:09
A2 Lover’s Cross 3:02
A3 Five Short Minutes 3:32
A4 Age 3:44
A5 Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues 2:29
B1 I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song 2:28
B2 Salon And Saloon 2:30
B3 Thursday 2:20
B4 Top Hat Bar And Grille 2:48
B5 Recently 2:31
B6 The Hard Way Every Time 2:24

James Joseph Croce January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) 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 he formed a partnership with songwriter and guitarist Maury Muehleisen his fortunes turned in the early 1970s. His 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 his death. The follow-up album, Life and Times, contained the song “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”, which was the only No. 1 hit he had during his lifetime.

On September 20, 1973, at the height of his popularity and the day before the lead single to his fifth album, I Got a Name, was released, Croce and five others died in a plane crash. His music continued to chart throughout the 1970s following his death. Croce’s wife, Ingrid Croce, was his early songwriting partner. She continued to write and record after his death and their son A. J. Croce became a singer-songwriter in the 1990s.

Discography

Facets (1966)
Jim & Ingrid Croce (1969)
You Don’t Mess Around with Jim (1972)
Life and Times (1973)
I Got a Name (1973)