Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is a song written by American folk rock singer Jim Croce. Released as part of his 1973 album Life and Times, the song was a Number One pop hit for him, spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1973. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1973. Croce was nominated for two 1973 Grammy awards in the Pop Male Vocalist and Record of the Year categories for "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". It was his last number-one single before his death on September 20 of that year.
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Album: Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits, 1974. In the music industry, arguably the worst tragedy that can befall an artist is to die in their prime, when he or she is just beginning to break through to the mainstream and reach people on a national level. In 1969, the Croces and an old friend from college, Tommy West, moved to New York and record an album. When the Jim and Ingrid record failed to sell, they moved to a farm in Lyndell, PA, where Jim juggled several jobs, including singing for radio commercials. Eventually he was noticed and signed by the ABC/Dunhill label and released his second album, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, in 1972. The record spawned three hits: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)," and "Time in a Bottle.
And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown The baddest man in the whole damn town Badder than old King Kong Meaner than a junkyard dog. Now Leroy he a gambler And he like his fancy clothes And he like to wear his diamond rings On everybodys nose He got a custom Continental He got an Eldorado too He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun He got a razor in his shoe
Title: BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN (Jim Croce). G. Well, the south side of Chicago. A7. Is the baddest part of town. And Leroy Brown, he learned a lesson 'bout messin'. with the wife of a jealous ma. . And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown, A7. The baddest man in the whole damn town. B7. C. Badder than old King Kong.
Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce. G Well the south side of Chicago A7 Is the baddest part of town B7 C And if you go down there you'd better just beware D7 G Of a man named Leroy Brown G Now Leroy's more than trouble A7 You see he stands 'bout six foot four B7 C All the downtown ladies call
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Originally Performed by Jim Croce). Прослушать Скачать 03:02. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Made Popular By Jim Croce). Прослушать Скачать 03:00. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Originally Performed By Jim Croce) Karaoke Version. Прослушать Скачать 03:06. Reissued, Remastered. There's no telling what he might have accomplished, but he left us with some great ones including Bad Bad Leroy Brown; Time in a Bottle; Operator; I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song, and more. Disc: 1. 1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. 2. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels).
Here is the real story of Bad Bad Leroy Brown as told by Jim Croce on the tonight show. Croce met the guy at Fort Dix new Jersey in 1967 while he was in a Lineman Company. I was there and went to impromptu song gathering where Croce got up and wowed every one with his singing, which was at the time him doing Buddy Grecco songs. This album, and the lyrics behind his songs really cemented him in the industry as a singer/songwriter, and he received a multitude of offers from recording studios and other artists for him to write/compose songs for them. This particular song actually started in his short stint in the army (1968-1970). He evidently met someone in the Army who was really bad news while at Fort Jackson, South Carolina (I did my basic training there in 1984 – literally 1 mile from where he did his training there).
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|A||Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Written-By – J. Croce*
|B||Hard Time Losin' Man
Written-By – J. Croce*
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|6073 256||Jim Croce||Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (7", Single)||Vertigo||6073 256||Italy||1973|
|TOS 923||Jim Croce||Bad-Bad Leroy Brown (7", Single)||Vertigo||TOS 923||South Africa||1973|
|6073 256||Jim Croce||Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (7", Single)||Vertigo||6073 256||New Zealand||1973|
|6073 256||Jim Croce||Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (7", Single)||Vertigo||6073 256||Netherlands||1973|