Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jim Croce - Home Recordings

Please don't allow DaddyRich to get all gushy about how much love he has for Mr. Jim Croce. Man, this cat was awesome. And taken from us all far too soon. I do truly wish there were more available from his canon, but this appears to be the clearing out of his vaults. I do appreciate the inclusion of some country classics that so informed his material that comprised his long lost of hits and great songs. Enjoy


"Recorded in 1967 at the Croces' Pennsylvania house, these recordings of blues, folk, and country tunes come from sessions “done at our kitchen table” according to the beloved singer/songwriter’s wife, Ingrid. “Jim would set up and play, sometimes for ten or twelve hours straight. He put down the songs he was thinking about playing in concert or at the bar that night. The songs on here are ones A.J. thought were most representative of his roots.” They include “In the Jailhouse Now,” “Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women,” “Living With the Blues,” “Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate,” “Six Days on the Road,” “If the Backdoor Could Talk,” and many more.
“Croce is best known as a folk-based singer/songwriter, but he also had an appreciation of country music, as evidenced by the country twang in his voice on such tracks as ‘You Oughta See Pickles Now,’ ‘Mom and Dad's Waltz,’ and ‘The Wall.’ Fans looking for uncommon Croce recordings will surely cherish Home Recordings: Americana.”—All Music Guide"

1. Living With The Blues
2. Things 'Bout Goin' My Way
3. Nobody Loves A Fat Girl
4. You Oughta See Pickles Now
5. Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women
6. In The Jailhouse Now
7. If The Back Door Could Talk
8. Who Will Buy The Wine
9. Mom And Dad's Waltz
10. Wall, The
11. Sadie Green (The Vamp Of New Orleans)
12. I Got Mine
13. Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
14. Six Days On The Road
15. Mama Tried

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Daddy Rich said...


Tbag said...

Thanks, as usual.

Anonymous said...

I'm not familiar with much of Jim Croce's material, but I saw a great documentary on him a couple of years back and it said that he would tour a lot because he donated pretty much most of the proceeds of his shows to charity.... sounds like a pretty nice guy and did things for "the right reasons", if you will..

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this Jim Croce piece. He was taken from this world WAY too early..