Sunday, October 08, 2006

Jim Croce - Live: The Final Tour

I was going to share this bad boy here for my 100th post but am a bit past that now so here we ae. One of the best things about doing your own blog is not having to cater to anyone else's musical tastes. If people coem and visit and download - that's great. But it's the sharing of music that really touches you and holds a special place that's important. I really hope at least one person who has never listened to Croce will be turned on by this post and my blog. Some of my earliest musical memories are from his great songs and I feel there was a great loss to the world by his dying so young. The man had a great gift for communication in song and I doubt his like may be seen again any time soon. This live show demonstrates his gift for putting his real-life experinces in song. It's not often that we get a glimpse of how a song becomes what we hear on radio and records. Jim lays down some great and funny stories and also plays impeccable versions of his hits for a grateful crowd. It's a tragedy that soon after this show his life would be over in a plane crash. Give a listen and you, too will be convinced. Pay special attention to the 'trucker dialogue' and the "Ball Of Kerrymuir' - great stuff.

1. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
2. Roller Derby Queen Dialogue
3. Roller Derby Queen
4. Next Time, This Time
5. Trucker Dialogue
6. Speedball Trucker
7. New York's Not My Home
8. Hard Time Losin' Man
9. Ball Of Kerrymuir Dialogue
10. Ball Of Kerrymuir
11. You Don't Mess Around Jim
12. It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
13. Careful Man Dialogue
14. Careful Man
15. Shopping For Clothes
16. These Dreams

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DaddyRich said...

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mocho said...

really good stuff

Loren said...

A guilty pleasure for his sometimes over the top sentimentality, not to mention his dated broom brush moustache, one can always appreciate his craft nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

obrigado por este belo post. thanks.

Katoj said...

Isn't this the chick who sang "time in a bottle?"

Anonymous said...

Please, please repost.