Photographs & Memories

Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits is a 1974 compilation album (and second posthumous release) by Jim Croce, originally released on ABC Records. The album was released a year after Croce's 1973 death in an airplane crash. The inner photo jacket includes a tributatory essay on one side and a photo of Jim's son A.J. on the other. The title track originally appeared on the You Don't Mess Around with Jim LP as well as the B-side of the album title track single in 1972.

Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 1974[1]
Recorded1971 - 1973
GenreRock, folk
ProducerTerry Cashman, Tommy West
Jim Croce chronology
I Got a Name
Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
The Faces I've Been

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]

In a 1974 review in Billboard magazine, the editors wrote, "It is hard to believe one man poured out a fountain of excellent work in barely two years, but this LP offers proof of the greatness of Croce's career and is, in all respects, truly a greatest hits album. They're all worthwhile and this magnificent collection makes one realize just how greatly this man will be missed. The beauty of music, however, is that he will always be heard."[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jim Croce, except I Got a Name, written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel.

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"Life and Times3:00
2."Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)"You Don't Mess Around with Jim3:49
3."Photographs and Memories"You Don't Mess Around with Jim2:04
4."Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)"You Don't Mess Around with Jim2:45
5."Time in a Bottle"You Don't Mess Around with Jim2:28
6."New York's Not My Home"You Don't Mess Around with Jim3:07
7."Workin' at the Car Wash Blues"I Got a Name2:32
8."I Got a Name"I Got a Name3:13
9."I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song"I Got a Name2:34
10."You Don't Mess Around with Jim"You Don't Mess Around with Jim3:07
11."Lover's Cross"I Got a Name3:05
12."One Less Set of Footsteps"Life and Times2:45
13."These Dreams"Life and Times3:12
14."Roller Derby Queen"Life and Times3:28
Total length:41:09

Chart and certificationsEdit


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles & John Peel Great Rock Discography
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via
  4. ^ Sep 28, 1974 Billboard Magazine
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1974". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 1974-12-28. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  7. ^ "Album artist 838 - Jim Croce". Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 1975-12-27. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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