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I Got A Name

October 14, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 1973 R2M Music
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  • Total Length: 31:12
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  • ASIN: B001IAQVUY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,887 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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What an incredibly moving song.
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Whether you purchase this album on vinyl, 8-track, or CD, your bound to like it.
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Really enjoy listening to this album.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. Petit on October 19, 2008
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It's taken way, way too long for this album to appear on CD in the U.S. That changes now. Rhino has brought one of the best albums of the 70's back into the light, finally. "I Got a Name" is by far Jim Croce's best album. Alternately triumphant, wandering, heartbreaking, and humorous, the entire record begs the question, "How could Rolling Stone leave this off their 500 greatest albums list?!".

Some of Croce's best known songs are here: The incredible title track (which should be familiar to even the most casual fan or classic rock listeners in general), the heartbreaking "Lover's Cross", the beautiful "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" (another one that, odds are, you've heard) and the fun "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues", as well as the 'familiar but not THAT well-known' "Salon and Saloon" and "Thursday". These songs alone are worth the price of the disc, but it's the less famous songs here that elevate this album from "great" to "masterpiece".

Given Croce's death in a plane crash so close to the album's release, an eerie air hangs over some of the tracks here: The title track, sure, but also "Age", which details roads not taken and love ignored in favor of material pursuits, is simply outstanding, easily my favorite Croce song. That eerie air hangs even heavier over the closing track, "The Hard Way Every Time", a song that details roads that ARE traveled, and how those life experiences shape us. In light of the events that transpired right before it's release, the final line, in which Croce concludes that "I wouldn't have done it any other way" is simply incredible.

The humourous songs are here, too. The aforementioned "...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ on December 30, 2009
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Not long ago, i was on a dollar grab--scooping up tons of cheap vynal. I came across this.

Say what you want about Jim Croce's music-it's great and we'll get right to that--but what made me buy this was something very different: being four years old in 1973, singing "I Got A Name" with my mom in one of those big Ford Country Squires--you know, the fake wood sides--as it played on the radio; only AM came in cars in those days. Seeing this album in front of the big-wood-cabinet General Electric stereo. Sticking my little head in to watch that black and rainbow ABC label spin; I am still transfixed by that graphic art now, and I finally get why.

I am not sure, but this may have been, technically, the first album I owned.

But sweeping ALL that away, this is great music. Croce just had it all over his folk contemperaries. He does not have the preaching of Cat Stevens, the sensitivo whining of James Taylor, the archness of Joan Baez.

Croce had sensitivity, humor, polish, and a band that just KICKED. Listening now, I hear Croce's great playing, but more than that, the tight, fluid, almost funky bass, the musically played drums. This may be folk, but it is folk played by the best musicians. With the best arrangements.

Croce may have involved us with his folksy little stories, but this guy was smart--real smart.

It's a good thing my parents were not Monovani fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stan57 on February 5, 2014
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I first purchased this on cassette of all things back in the seventies, so I needed to upgrade to a newer format. These tunes are all wonderful. One can't help but wonder what other wonderful songs and albums he would have created. At least we have these and they are wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol E. Gathright on January 2, 2014
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It's terrific, the same songs I heard years ago on my album. CD is in great shape, no difficulties, arrived quickly after order.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on December 30, 2013
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This is Jim Croce at his very best. Whether you purchase this album on vinyl, 8-track, or CD, your bound to like it. Definately two thumbs up. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yaya on October 3, 2013
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This Cd is great what a team Jim and Maury made. These songs touch your soul everyone who as been in love can feel the emotion in the lyrics and the way they were sung. Cd has a good mix of romantic and bluesy songs. Worthwhile addition to any music collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tunesareus on July 21, 2013
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Some of the songs, like "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song," are great and have become standards. Others, like "Working at the Car Wash Blues" and "Five Short Minutes" are more quirky or out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean's mom on May 17, 2013
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I had this as an LP and wanted the CD. Favorite song "Age". Would have purchased it just for that song.
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