You Don't Mess Around with Jim

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Croce's debut ABC album was also his commercial breakthrough, topping the charts for five weeks, largely due to the comic, up-tempo title tune, a story song about competing pool hustlers, although Croce also reached the Top 20 with the change-of-pace ballad "Operator That's Not the Way It Feels." Just after his death, ABC issued the track "Time in a Bottle," and a newly ironic message propelled it to number one.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Croce's debut ABC album was also his commercial breakthrough, topping the charts for five weeks, largely due to the comic, up-tempo title tune, a story song about competing pool hustlers, although Croce also reached the Top 20 with the change-of-pace ballad "Operator That's Not the Way It Feels." Just after his death, ABC issued the track "Time in a Bottle," and a newly ironic message propelled it to number one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227989880
  • Catalog Number: 514257
  • Sales rank: 9,325

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Croce Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ellie Greenwich Background Vocals
Terry Cashman Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Chester Drums
Tommy West Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tasha Thomas Background Vocals
H.J. Boyle Electric Guitar
Joe Macho Bass
Maury Muehleisen Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Jim "Shaft" Ryan Bass
The Briggs Background Vocals
H.J. Boyle Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Terry Cashman Producer, Audio Production
Tommy West Producer, Audio Production
Pete Dino String Arrangements
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