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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 09:12 PM

 

Jim Croce - Operator (Live)

Some Chill time...............



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Reply Jim Croce - Operator (Live) (Original post)
Pharaoh Oct 2014 OP
CentralMass Oct 2014 #1
Pharaoh Oct 2014 #2
CentralMass Oct 2014 #3
defacto7 Oct 2014 #5
JEFF9K Oct 2014 #7
defacto7 Oct 2014 #10
Roy Rolling Oct 2014 #14
pinto Oct 2014 #4
JEFF9K Oct 2014 #6
virgdem Oct 2014 #8
tomm2thumbs Oct 2014 #9
Half-Century Man Oct 2014 #11
Welibs Oct 2014 #12
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #13

Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 09:23 PM

1. Thank you , that was great.

It takes me back to my senior year in 1978. I had a '66 VW bus with a good cassette player mounted up on the overhead vent. Jim Croce was a fan favorite when we were cruising around. I have some of his music on my iPhone these days. He died far too young.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 09:44 PM

2. I graduated High school 1974

 

Croce was great.............I heard it on another site, thought I'd share.....Brings back a lot of memories...

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 09:45 PM

3. Thanks again and same here.

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:06 PM

5. I was in a High School English Lit class

when I heard he died. I was crushed.

My favorite then as now: I Got a Name.

Like the pine trees lining the winding road,
I got a name, I got a name...

and I'll carry it with me like my Daddy did,
but I'm living a dream, that he can't live...

Rolling me down the highway, rolling me down the highway,
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by.

... Like the fool I am and I'll always be,
I got a dream, I got a dream....
They can change their minds but they can't change me,
I got a dream, I got a dream...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:28 PM

7. A minor correction ...

and I do this only because the correct phrase evokes such a beautiful image to me:

" ... and I carry it with me like my daddy did, but I'm living the dream that he kept hid"

I have a book of sheet music for all Jim Croce's hits. It's called "Jim Croce: His Life and Music." I Got A Name was written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, although it sounds like it was written by Croce.

Some of the great songs Croce wrote:

* Time In A Bottle
* Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
* I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
* It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
* One Less Set Of Footsteps
* Operator
* Photographs And Memories
* You Don't Mess Around With Jim

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Response to JEFF9K (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 01:01 AM

10. Yeah I know about the origin.

But the text... that makes it even better. Thanks for filling me in.

He lead an interesting life playing the role of rough tough and hardened Harley riding hood when in fact he was a New York boy with very little contact with the popular rough gang culture he played about. He thought of himself as kind of a wimp. But he played and sang like he cut his teeth on the streets.

I could sing all those songs you mentioned, I have courted loves to that music and basked in melancholy loss more than once listening to those tunes in the background.

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Response to JEFF9K (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:04 AM

14. Mesmerizing

I have the same book of sheet music. He's one of the greats.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 10:10 PM

4. Thanks.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:11 PM

6. "Thank you for your time" ...

"You've been so much more than kind."

His songs are fun to play on acoustic guitar.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:43 PM

8. Thanks for posting-brings back memories..

of seeing Jim Croce live in concert in 1972. He performed as a lead in for Loggins and Messina. My first concert and it was a great one.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

9. That was swell - thanks!




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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 01:06 AM

11. One of the songs on my "All time saddest songs list.

Operator-J. Croce
Danial-E. John
Ichiban no Takaramono, Yui Version-LiSa (in Japanese)
Last Kiss-Bonnie Pink (Japanese)
Real Folk Blues-Yoko Kanno (you guessed it in Japanese)

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 01:52 AM

12. I wonder if my underwear is still lost in the back of that 1968 'stang! I can smell the beer & cigs!

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 03:51 AM

13. I am looking at that audience behind him, who will soon vote in Carter and a time of unprecedented

 

creativity and opportunity and economic chaos, and then throw it all away with Reagan.

I would have graduated HS in '72, but I was in the Navy training to work on power plants on ships. I remember listening to him in Chicago, I think, on one of our weekends from Great Lakes Naval Training Facility.



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