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.”
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.