Adeli’s Music Blog

Jim Croce

Posted in music by adeli on September 20, 2009

Jim Croce, whose hits included “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle,” was born on January 10, 1943. The American folk rock singer-songwriter died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973 at the age of 30.

His first album You Don’t Mess Around With Jim included “Operator” and “Time in a Bottle.” His second album Life and Times included the number one hit “”Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”

Jim Croce completed recording his third album I Got a Name just a week before his untimely death. This posthumously-released album included the title track, “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song,” and “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues.”

Other Jim Croce songs I like are “Lover’s Cross,” “One Less Set of Footsteps” and “New York’s Not My Home

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

I Got A Name

Workin’ At The Cash Wash Blues

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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

Posted in music by adeli on May 24, 2009

Today, May 24th is Bob Dylan’s 68th birthday. America’s musical poet has released 33 albums and has written and performed some of the most influential and popular songs of this century, some of which appear on Greatest Songs lists.

Let’s take a listen to some of Dylan’s timeless songs below:

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Bob Dylan: His Music & Influence

Posted in music by adeli on April 28, 2009

Bob Dylan changed folk music. But his legendary persona is undermined by an erratic and confusing recording career. As Bob Dylan releases his 33rd studio album today, WNYC”s Soundcheck debates his music and influence.

Listen: Subterranean Homesick Smackdown

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