1973 Jim Croce – I Got A Name

I Got A Name is the fifth and final studio album and first posthumous release by American singer-songwriter, Jim Croce. released on December 1, 1973. It features the ballad “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song”, which reached number 9 in the US singles chart, and the ballad “Salon and Saloon”, the last song Croce recorded in his lifetime. The song was written by his guitarist Maury Muehleisen and was included on the album as a gift to the writer. The song is noted for its sparse piano-only vocal backing. This would be Croce’s final album recorded during his lifetime, as Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973, the day before the album’s title song was released, leaving wife Ingrid Croce and son Adrian J. Croce. The title track, the theme from the film The Last American Hero, was another posthumous hit for Croce, reaching number 10 in the US singles chart.

Tracks

I Got A Name (Charles Fox; Norman Gimbel) 03:14
2  Lover’s Cross (Jim Croce) 03:03
3  Five Short Minutes (Jim Croce) 03:29
4  Age (Jim Croce) 03:45
Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues (Jim Croce) 02:34
6  I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce) 02:32
7  Salon And Saloon (Maury Muehleisen) 02:27
8  Thursday (Sal Joseph) 02:26
9  Top Hat Bar And Grille (Jim Croce) 02:48
10  Recently (Jim Croce) 02:34
11  The Hard Way Every Time (Jim Croce) 02:30

Musicians

1 I Got A Name

Bass Joe Macho
Drums Rick Marotta
Guitar Tommy West
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Piano Tommy West
Percussion George Devens
Background Vocals Maury Muehleisen
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


2 Lover’s Cross

Bass Joe Macho
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Vocals Jim Croce


3 Five Short Minutes

Bass Stu Woods
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Henry Gross
Guitar Jim Croce
Piano Tommy West
Percussion Bobby Matos
Background Vocals Leroy Brown
Background Vocals Marty Nelson
Background Vocals Tasha Thomas
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


4 Age

Bass Joe Macho
Drums Rick Marotta
Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Guitar Jim Croce
Guitar Tommy West
Keyboards Tommy West
Percussion George Devens
Vocals Jim Croce


5 Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues

Bass Stu Woods
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Jim Croce
Slide Guitar Henry Gross
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Synthesizer Michael Kamen
Percussion Bobby Matos
Background Vocals Maury Muehleisen
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


6 I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

Bass Joe Macho
Drums Gary Chester
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Electric Piano Tommy West
Percussion George Devens
Background Vocals Alan Rolnick
Background Vocals Marty Nelson
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


7 Salon And Saloon

Piano Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


8 Thursday

Bass Joe Macho
Drums Rick Marotta
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Keyboards Tommy West
Background Vocals Maury Muehleisen
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


9 Top Hat Bar And Grille

Bass Joe Macho
Drums Rick Marotta
Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Piano Tommy West
Percussion George Devens
Background Vocals Ellie Greenwich
Background Vocals Tasha Thomas
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce


10 Recently

Bass Joe Macho
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Piano Tommy West
Percussion Bobby Matos
Percussion Rick Marotta
Vocals Jim Croce


11 The Hard Way Every Time

Bass Stu Woods
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Jim Croce
Acoustic Guitar Maury Muehleisen
Piano Tommy West
Synthesizer Michael Kamen
Oboe Michael Kamen
Background Vocals Marty Nelson
Background Vocals Terence Minogue
Background Vocals Tommy West
Vocals Jim Croce

Liner Notes

Producer – Terry Cashman, Tommy West
Arranged By (Strings)- Terence Minogue (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11)
Conductor – Terence Minogue (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11)
Engineer – Bruce Tergesen

Art Direction, Design – Robert L. Heimall
Photography By – Benno Friedman

Recorded At The Hit Factory
Phonographic Copyright ABC Records Inc
Copyright ABC Records Inc