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Old 12-10-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hello, I was watching the live dvd from Jim Croce, and in one of the segments, he and his wife Ingrid sing this song. Now did Gordon write this, or is it a standard. Unfortunately, don't get your hopes up. It's only a clip, but I'd like to figure out if he'd listened to Gord's music.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hello, I was watching the live dvd from Jim Croce, and in one of the segments, he and his wife Ingrid sing this song. Now did Gordon write this, or is it a standard. Unfortunately, don't get your hopes up. It's only a clip, but I'd like to figure out if he'd listened to Gord's music.
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:02 PM   #3
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Gord wrote Song For a Winter's Night. I heard in an interview with Ingrid that Croce did listen to Gord.
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:02 PM   #4
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Gord wrote Song For a Winter's Night. I heard in an interview with Ingrid that Croce did listen to Gord.
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:03 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by MatthewBullis:
Hello, I was watching the live dvd from Jim Croce, and in one of the segments, he and his wife Ingrid sing this song. Now did Gordon write this, or is it a standard. Unfortunately, don't get your hopes up. It's only a clip, but I'd like to figure out if he'd listened to Gord's music.
Thanks a lot.
Matthew


I remember back in high school, around 1974 I saw a movie about Jim Croce's life, and he and his wife sang this song. I'd never heard about it again. It made such a huge impact as i was a Lightfoot fan way back then and instantly recognized the song.

Gord did write it, as he says during a thunderstorm in Cleveland.
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:03 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by MatthewBullis:
Hello, I was watching the live dvd from Jim Croce, and in one of the segments, he and his wife Ingrid sing this song. Now did Gordon write this, or is it a standard. Unfortunately, don't get your hopes up. It's only a clip, but I'd like to figure out if he'd listened to Gord's music.
Thanks a lot.
Matthew


I remember back in high school, around 1974 I saw a movie about Jim Croce's life, and he and his wife sang this song. I'd never heard about it again. It made such a huge impact as i was a Lightfoot fan way back then and instantly recognized the song.

Gord did write it, as he says during a thunderstorm in Cleveland.
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:05 AM   #7
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Sad to say it but I've never heard of Jim Croce. He sounds like a good guy. I like 'Song For A Winters Night'. To me, it's hard to wrong with that one.
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:05 AM   #8
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Sad to say it but I've never heard of Jim Croce. He sounds like a good guy. I like 'Song For A Winters Night'. To me, it's hard to wrong with that one.
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:21 AM   #9
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
Sad to say it but I've never heard of Jim Croce....

Aaarrrrgghhhh (sorry, folks - geezer reflex kicking in.)

I'm better now.

Jim Croce was a wonderful singer/songwriter from the early 70s who died WAY too young in 1973 in a plane crash. Sigh. He was just hitting his stride and making a mark musically; many, if not most, of his songs were posthumous hits: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown; Time in a Bottle; Operator; I Got a Name;I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song; Photographs and Memories; One Less Set of Footsteps; Lover's Cross; Workin' at the Car Wash Blues; You Don't Mess Around with Jim - did I miss any? He was a terrific writer who sang funny story songs and lovely ballads.
http://www.jimcroce.com/biography.html
is a funny biographical piece written shortly before his death.

Incidentally on Jim's first album, "Facets" (1966) the first cut is Gord's "Steel Rail Blues".

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Old 12-11-2003, 08:21 AM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
Sad to say it but I've never heard of Jim Croce....

Aaarrrrgghhhh (sorry, folks - geezer reflex kicking in.)

I'm better now.

Jim Croce was a wonderful singer/songwriter from the early 70s who died WAY too young in 1973 in a plane crash. Sigh. He was just hitting his stride and making a mark musically; many, if not most, of his songs were posthumous hits: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown; Time in a Bottle; Operator; I Got a Name;I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song; Photographs and Memories; One Less Set of Footsteps; Lover's Cross; Workin' at the Car Wash Blues; You Don't Mess Around with Jim - did I miss any? He was a terrific writer who sang funny story songs and lovely ballads.
http://www.jimcroce.com/biography.html
is a funny biographical piece written shortly before his death.

Incidentally on Jim's first album, "Facets" (1966) the first cut is Gord's "Steel Rail Blues".

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Old 12-14-2003, 03:08 PM   #11
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yes i saw that also on VH1's behind the music for jim croce i also listen to him just as much as gord
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Old 12-14-2003, 03:08 PM   #12
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yes i saw that also on VH1's behind the music for jim croce i also listen to him just as much as gord
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Old 12-14-2003, 03:27 PM   #13
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Annie I know just how you feel! When I went to Gord's concert in Sept. in Orillia the KIDS (average age of 26) that I worked with on the ambulance had never heard of Gord. I would have had a stroke right there if it hadn't been for the fact that the KIDS would have been the ones rendering care. No offense to the younger crowd here, you are wise beyond your years since you are on the GL site!
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Annie I know just how you feel! When I went to Gord's concert in Sept. in Orillia the KIDS (average age of 26) that I worked with on the ambulance had never heard of Gord. I would have had a stroke right there if it hadn't been for the fact that the KIDS would have been the ones rendering care. No offense to the younger crowd here, you are wise beyond your years since you are on the GL site!
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:08 PM   #15
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I had seen an episode of Behind the Music a few years back where Ingrid Croce (Jim's wife) was interviewed. She talked about being friends with Gordon Lightfoot. His name was mentioned, along with several others, as one who would come over for jam sessions at the Croce's on a frequent basis.
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I had seen an episode of Behind the Music a few years back where Ingrid Croce (Jim's wife) was interviewed. She talked about being friends with Gordon Lightfoot. His name was mentioned, along with several others, as one who would come over for jam sessions at the Croce's on a frequent basis.
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Old 12-20-2003, 03:16 AM   #17
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WOW I like Croce too! Am I a geezer? How bout Harry Chapin? Any you young pups heard of him? Be honest.
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Old 12-20-2003, 03:16 AM   #18
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WOW I like Croce too! Am I a geezer? How bout Harry Chapin? Any you young pups heard of him? Be honest.
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Old 12-20-2003, 06:49 PM   #19
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I like Jim Croce but I am certainly not in the Geezerhood yet! DMD3,if you want a crash course in Jim Croce,look for the CD or Cassette called,"Photographs & Memories":The Best Of Jim Croce. It has all of his top 40 hits and some really snappy tracks! I bought it nearly a decade ago and still listen now and then. You'll love it! Later!

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