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You Don't Mess Around With Jim


Download links and information about You Don't Mess Around With Jim by Jim Croce. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:00 minutes.

Artist: Jim Croce
Release date: 1972
Genre: Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:00
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No. Title Length
1. You Don't Mess Around With Jim 3:03
2. Tomorrow's Gonna Be a Brighter Day 2:52
3. New York's Not My Home 3:08
4. Hard Time Losin' Man 2:28
5. Photographs and Memories 2:07
6. Walking Back to Georgia 2:51
7. Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) 3:49
8. Time In a Bottle 2:27
9. Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) 2:44
10. Box # 10 2:26
11. A Long Time Ago 2:21
12. Hey Tomorrow 2:44



Jim Croce had previously released an album with his wife Ingrid before making his commercial breakthrough with his ABC Records’ debut, 1972’s You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. The album’s title track — about pool shark “Big” Jim Walker and not Jim Croce the songwriter — and "Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)" established Croce as both a great tale spinner and a compassionate and touching singer-songwriter. But his true emotive connection came with “Time In A Bottle,” a song that would shoot to #1 on the pop charts after Croce’s tragic death in a plane crash in 1973. His short-lived career already had plenty of highlights, many of which are featured here. The hits are readily familiar but the same loner identity and straightforward honesty can be heard in his ballad of alienation “New York’s Not My Home,” his call for hope “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be a Brighter Day,” and his knack for capturing the sorrow and nostalgia for an irretrievable past in “Photographs and Memories.”