I Got A Name
(Rhino Encore)


Although he died on September 20, 1973, singer-songwriter Jim Croce lives on with three 2008 CD reissues on Rhino’s Encore series. The Philly-born Croce released his first breakthrough album, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim in 1972. Produced by production legends, Terry Cashman and Tommy West, Croce’s 1972 ABC Records debut spawned several huge hits including the famous title track, “Time In A Bottle” and “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels).” 1973’s Life And Times spotlighted Croce’s number one hit single “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and the album was still high on the charts when Croce’s plane went down in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 1973. One of Croce’s greatest songs, “I Got A Name” was also the title of his final album, I Got A Name. The album was released shortly after Croce’s untimely end. In addition to the brilliant and timeless title track, I Got A Name also featured the equally moving “I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song.” After many years of forgotten memories, in 2008 I heard “I Got A Name” on the Delilah’s nationally syndicated radio show and it really stunned me that Croce’s music still sounds so vital and innovative. 35 years after his passing, Croce’s music is ripe for rediscovery. www.Rhino.com / www.Delilah.com


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