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Jim Croce Anthology: The Stories Behind The Songs

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190 pages of Jim Croce’s best-loved songs & the stories behind them.

With full music and lyrics included, and lots of rare photographs, the Jim Croce Anthology the ultimate book for Croce aficionados.

Anthology features all Jim’s hits, including “Time in A Bottle,” “Operator” and “I’ll Just Have to Say I’ll Love You in a Song.” It also includes a wealth of catalog material ripe for rediscovery.

Songs and sheet music include: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown * I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song * Operator * Time in a Bottle * Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues * You Don’t Mess Around with Jim * and more.

Your copy of the Jim Croce Anthology will be personally autographed & inscribed by Ingrid Croce.

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An intimate collection that features music for 40 classic Jim Croce songs alongside Ingrid Croce’s personal recounting of the stories behind each of them. Complete with “photographs and memories,” from Jim’s handwritten lyrics to photos from the road, the Jim Croce Anthology is a beautiful insight into one of the most popular songwriters of a generation.

“With his story songs, Jim’s wit and charm exaggerated his heroes, making legends of “everymen” from lovers to operators, stock car boys to Roller Derby Queens. Fluctuating between bits of Americana, portraits of crazy characters, and pieces of very romantic autobiography, Jim Croce told “bigger than life” stories in his down-to-earth way.”

“The songs were chosen because they told stories and they resonated with me…when I’m asked if there was really a “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” or if “Time In A Bottle” was written for me, I think about Jim Croce and smile at how he might have answered these questions.”
Ingrid Croce

Songs include: Alabama Rain * Bad, Bad Leroy Brown * Ballad of Gunga Din * Got No Business Singing the Blues * I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song * It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way * Mary Ann * Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) * Photographs and Memories * Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) * Roller Derby Queen * These Dreams * Time in a Bottle * Tomorrow’s Gonna Be a Brighter Day * Top Hat Bar and Grille * Walkin’ Back to Georgia * What Do People Do * Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues * You Don’t Mess Around with Jim * and more.

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 0.5 × 12 in
Author

Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock

Publisher

Hal Leonard (September 1, 2009)

Language:

English

ISBN-10:

1423483022

ISBN-13

978-1423483021

  1. Roz

    With full music and lyrics included, and lots of rare photographs, it’s the ultimate book for Croce
    aficionados.
    San Diego Community News

  2. Roz

    The best part of this songbook was Ingrid Croce’s “short stories” about how the songs came
    about. Thank you, Ingrid, for making the song book more personal. I hope to do justice to your
    combined works.
    Jill (Amazon, 5-Star Review)

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