- Album name: Photographs & Memories
- Artist name: Jim Croce
- Year: 1974
- Number of discs: one disc / two sides
- Collection: Selman
Level of familiarity before listening
I have heard of Jim Croce, but I don’t think my parents were fans of his because I don’t recall them ever playing his music around the house or in the car when I was growing up. The only song that I can definitely say I know is Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, and I’ve always liked it but never loved it.
What I expected
Singer-songwriter folk rock.
What it was actually like
It was definitely more country than I expected, which I thought was great. Besides Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, I also recognized Time in a Bottle, which was all right. I thought Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), You Don’t Mess Around With Jim and Roller Derby Queen were all pretty solid.
As an introduction to Jim Croce, I liked this record a lot!