Life and Times (Jim Croce album)

Life and Times is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1973. The album contains the No. 1 Billboard chart hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", one of Croce's most successful songs. Croce was nominated for two 1973 Grammy awards in the "Pop Male Vocalist" and "Record of the Year" categories for the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown".[3]

Life and Times
Jim Croce - Life & Times.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1973[1]
RecordedThe Hit Factory, New York City, 1972
GenreFolk rock
LabelABC (USA)
Vertigo (UK)
ProducerTerry Cashman, Tommy West
Jim Croce chronology
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
Life and Times
I Got a Name
Singles from Life and Times
  1. "One Less Set of Footsteps"
    Released: February 1973
  2. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
    Released: April 1973
  3. "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way"
    Released: December 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jim Croce.

1."One Less Set of Footsteps"2:46
2."Roller Derby Queen"3:28
3."Dreamin' Again"2:38
4."Careful Man"2:22
5."Alabama Rain"2:14
6."A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)"2:05
7."Next Time, This Time"2:55
8."Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"3:02
9."These Dreams"3:12
10."Speedball Tucker"2:26
11."It Doesn't Have to Be That Way"2:31



  • Producers: Terry Cashman, Tommy West
  • Engineer: Bruce Tergesen

Chart positionsEdit

Year Chart Position
1973 Canadian RPM 100 1
1973 US Billboard 200 7


Year Single Chart Position
1973 "One Less Set of Footsteps" Billboard Hot 100 37
1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Billboard Hot 100 1
1973 "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" Billboard Hot 100 64


Country Certifications
United States Gold