Croce, Jim

Croce Jim Dead Men Still Tell Tales

Isn’t that the alive & well Carlos Santana on the cover? Why, yes it is!


01 Operator
02 It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way – story
03 It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
04 Roller Derby Queen – story
05 Roller Derby Queen
06 Box #10 – story
07 Box #10
08 I’ve Been Framed – story
09 I’ve Been Framed
10 I’ll Have TO Say I Love You In A Song
11 Speedball Tucker – story
12 Speedball Tucker
13 New York’s Not My Home
14 You Don’t Mess Around With Jim – story
15 You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

Jim Croce cover

Date and source is commonly given as 1972-11-15 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH – SBD but there is no independent confirmation of this as it gets repeated over and over. To complicate matters a bit I found this poster (which may or may not be genuine):

Jim Croce Agora

The album title indicates that this was released after the artists’ death on September 20th 1973 and further confirms the fall of 1974 as the earliest time for the start of the Phonygraf label.