Life and Times (Jim Croce album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Life and Times
Jim Croce - Life & Times.jpg
Studio album by Jim Croce
Released July 1, 1973[1]
Recorded The Hit Factory, New York City, 1972
Genre Folk rock
Length 28:48
Label ABC (USA)
Vertigo (UK)
Producer Terry Cashman, Tommy West
Jim Croce chronology
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
(1972)You Don't Mess Around with Jim1972
Life & Times
I Got a Name
(1973)I Got a Name1973
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]

Life and Times is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1973. (See 1973 in music.) The album contains the #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]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks 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 positions[edit]

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


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


Country Certifications
United States Gold