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Old 10-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #26
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jj - The Croce Signature Guitar is a bit misleading. On the site there is no manufacture date on the guitar and Elderly lists it on their 'Vintage' page as "Recent". Still they mentioned that Jim's signature is "inlaid" therefore if "recent" it still may be collectible but certainly is not "vintage". His signature is no doubt a reproduction and not signed by his hand, in his presence. A reproduction authorized by his family/estate, I hope.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:32 PM   #27
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I love when a topic catches fire like this one, a lot of information comes out. The web site that I was on is:
http://www.maurymuehleisen.com/

Maury was the headliner and Jim the backup when they first go together. Interesting that Maury was so confident in his ability that he would go from headliner to the backup without a squawk.

I'd love to find that first album, thanks for the Ingrid and Jim video - so cool. AJ is a jazz singer and accomplished pianist, Ingrid is remarried and owner/chef at "Croce's" in San Francisco.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:11 AM   #28
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Hi Brink! Ingrid is remarried and owns "Croce's" located in the Gaslamp here in San Diego. One other tidbit - Jim, Ingrid and A.J. Croce were living here in San Diego when Jim and Maury died in the plane crash. My husband's best friend - and best man at our wedding - sold Ingrid her first house here in San Diego.
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I love when a topic catches fire like this one,
Oh moderator........there's a pyromaniac in our midst

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #30
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Hi Brink! Ingrid is remarried and owns "Croce's" located in the Gaslamp here in San Diego. One other tidbit - Jim, Ingrid and A.J. Croce were living here in San Diego when Jim and Maury died in the plane crash. My husband's best friend - and best man at our wedding - sold Ingrid her first house here in San Diego.
oops! I got my "San" confused. I didn't know they were in California when he died. I watched a special on PBS (I think) and it had a lot of footage of the farmhouse where so much music was made. Was a great place.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:21 AM   #31
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Are you telling the same moderator that you wanted to impeach????

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:17 AM   #32
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can't impeach!! - i was appointed..
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:50 PM   #33
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I posted a note on Maury's web site and got a nice e-mail from his sister. Thanks for an enjoyable forum and lively discussion.
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:19 AM   #34
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I have the LP "Photographs and Memories" which, if you pull out the album sleeve, has a photo of a very young "Adrian Croce". Is this the same as AJ Croce? What is he doing now? Is he a musician like his Dad? BTW if you look at the sleeve notes on the CD, the photo is not there. That was the cool thing about 33 LPs, there was so much more artwork and photographs.Anyone remember the original Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour LP?!
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:12 AM   #35
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A.J. Croce is an musician. Here's a link to his web site. Hope this helps.

http://www.ajcroce.com/aj-croce-biography.htm
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #36
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Foraging through You Tube, I found this video of Sal Joseph, the fellow who wrote the song, performing "Thursday".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asfSH...eature=channel

Geez, I had to break out the sonar equipment to find this thread.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:37 AM   #37
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great find, rm!

on the previous page of this thread i'd only found a studio recording of him playing this but not any vintage video such as this! thanks, super stuff

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...?bandID=406244

is he (sal/joe) not a real gem...very heartfelt and moving

YouTube - Google JOSEPH SALVIUOLO,MAC,AM aka SAL JOSEPH


i ask this occasionally: does anyone have jim and ingrid singing a recorded version of SFAWN? go to 1:40, i've always liked this clip

YouTube - Jim Croce Trailer for Documentary

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #38
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wonderful stuff..
and not to derail this thread but those clips took me down the road to this guy:wowza..
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:01 PM   #39
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On Sept. 20th it was the 35 annivesary of the plane crash that killed Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen. I found this on the web site for Maury:

My fondest memory of Maury was when he and I recorded the backup harmony parts on "Thursday" during the "I Got A Name" sessions in the summer of 1973. We always sounded great together, but this day was cosmic…and quick. Two takes…one to get the basic background track down and the second to "double" our parts. If you listen closely, you can almost hear us smiling as we nailed the performance supporting Jim's tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. It was a very sweet moment.

Tommy West, Maury's record producer
You know, maybe that's why I've always enjoyed tunes by artists like Gordon & Croce. They told some fantastic stories through their music. If you ever get a chance to listen to it, though, you should lend an ear to a tune by Croce called Photgraphs & Memories. I swear, it almost sounds like Gordon's style.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:41 PM   #40
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My husband's best friend - and best man at our wedding - sold Ingrid her first house here in San Diego.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxkJG...eature=channel

cool interview...bypass the first few minutes of her intro....but at 2:45 onward, is this the place AJ is talking about that was 2 miles from the closest neighbour?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0W30...eature=related

at 30 second mark, a bit of AJ (didnt realize he'd been partially blinded...he sure looks like dad) playing Lover's Cross from the compilation album
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #41
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jj, I'm not a 100% sure if you are directing the house in San Diego question directly at me. If you are, the answer to your question (is this the house Ingrid purchased in San Diego) is no. Relisten to the interview and AJ specifically mentioned that "my dad" purchased the house sight unseen.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:51 PM   #42
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oh, i had read that Gord and other musicians had some great jams at Jim's place way back....i found a pic of their first house in SD...what you are referring to must be the first house she bought (on her own) after he was deceased

she says that she has enough bootleg JC material to release an album per year for 10 years...i hope she stumble across the SFAWN version at somepoint sooner than later...it's odd that with all the JC original material, that they show a clip of a Gord tune in the doc trailer...but i'm not complaining
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #43
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Does anyone know where I can purchase the guitar transcription or score for the Song Thursday? I am most interested in the actual recording for both guitar parts. It seems to not be available anywhere. My email is larrycalella@yahoo.com

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:50 PM   #44
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My favorite guitar and bass players and most frequently played CDs are in this order:

1) Gordon Lightfoot and Terry Clements (Lead), Rick Haynes (Bass)
2) Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen (Lead)
3) Harry Chapin, Doug Walker (Lead), Big John Wallace (Bass)
4) John Denver, Pete Huttlinger (Lead)

I read about a great concert in Detroit back around 1977 with Gord, John Denver, Harry Chapin and James Taylor and Terry was the backing lead guitarist for all four..[/quote]


I was just listening to a playlist that included Gord, Jim Croce, James Taylor and John Denver on my Itunes when I opened the forum to see this thread! brought a smile to my face. I love the guitar playing on all of these singers' recordings. Now I am going to actually take some time to read through everything posted here and figure out what i have been missing the past 35 years!
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #45
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You know, maybe that's why I've always enjoyed tunes by artists like Gordon & Croce. They told some fantastic stories through their music. If you ever get a chance to listen to it, though, you should lend an ear to a tune by Croce called Photgraphs & Memories. I swear, it almost sounds like Gordon's style.

Here's the song - I agree it sure could be a Lightfoot song:
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #46
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Ah, for matching up great artists with wonderful sidemen you have to include Steve Goodman with Jethro Burns on mandolin.

I was born on Jim Croce's 8th birthday.
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