View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Down The Highway on Discogs/5(6). Down the Highway is a compilation album that was released by Lifesong Records. Down the Highway was released in and is 35 minutes and 35 seconds long. On this album is some of his best work. Jim Croce's folk style is clearly heard on this album. This is A1 material and if you are a Jim Croce fan, then this is a must for your collection. Side /5(4). Jim Croce – Down The Highway Label: Axis (3) – CDVAX , EMI – CDVAX , Virgin – CDVAX /5(1).
The song reached a peak of 10 on the Billboard Hot after spending 17 weeks on the chart. It also hit 3 on the Cash Box Top Croce composed most of his own material, however he did not write "I Got A Name". In an interview with Billboard magazine, writer Norman Gimbel revealed the reason Croce chose to record the song, stating that "Jim liked it because his father had a dream for him but had died before his son's first success.
The song features a narrator who is proud of who he is and where he is going in life, undeterred by the naysaying of others. He begins by declaring that like any plant or animal, he has a name of which he can be proud.
The narrator acknowledges, however, that not all people take pride in who they are in such a way: for instance, he carries his name with him "like [his] daddy did," but the narrator, choosing to handle life differently, is "living the dream that [his father] kept hid. In the second verse, the narrator goes on to note that like the wind, birds, or even crying babies, he has a song to sing. Much like he does with his name, he holds his song up as a proud part of his identity, and resolves to sing it no matter what.
Even if singing "gets [him] nowhere," by declaring his identity and worth to the world, the narrator can go to "nowhere" proudly. In the final verse, the narrator declares that he I Got A Name - Jim Croce - Down The Highway (CD) go forward in life "free," acknowledging that he will forever thus be a "fool. He then notes that while others may "change their minds" about him and his dream, their naysaying can never change his identity.
Even so, the narrator is willing to "share" his dream with others, and announces that if anyone else is "going [his] way"—i. However, the culmination of the narrator's beliefs and pride in his identity is really in the chorus, as he declares that no matter what, he is joyfully "moving" and "rolling" himself "down the highway" of life.
All in all, as he moves forward in life, carrying his name, his song, and his dream as part of him, his biggest goal is to simply not focus on the past, but look to the present and future instead.
The narrator ends by sharing his hope that he can live each day to the fullest, "moving ahead so life won't pass [him] by. InBillboard wrote, "The song is bigger and more grandiose in lyric and melody content than Croce's usual funky material which makes interesting contrast.
Jim Croce performed the song live on an episode of the Midnight Special in The song was featured in a TV commercial for Western Airlinesinjust before the carrier merged with Delta Air Lines ; it had the tag line, "Western Airlines: We have a name to live up to.
Croce was 30 years old. Others killed in the crash were pilot Robert N. Cortese and road manager Dennis Rast. An investigation showed the twin-engine plane crashed after clipping a pecan tree at the end of the runway. The pilot had failed to gain sufficient altitude to clear the tree and had not tried to avoid I Got A Name - Jim Croce - Down The Highway (CD), even though it was the only tree in the area.
It was well after sunset, but there was a clear sky, calm winds and over five miles of visibility with haze. The report from the NTSB  named the probable cause as the pilot's failure to see the obstruction due to physical impairment and because fog reduced his vision. The year-old Elliott suffered from severe coronary artery disease and had run three miles to the airport from a motel.
He had an ATP certificate14, hours total flight time and 2, hours in the Beech 18 type airplane. The album I Got a Name was released on December 1, The album reached No. InCroce was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She owned and managed it until it closed on December 31, She closed this restaurant I Got A Name - Jim Croce - Down The Highway (CD) January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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28 rows · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Jim Croce - Down The /5(60). Feb 04, · I got a name, I got a name Like the singing bird and the croaking toad I got a name, I got a name And I carry it with me like my daddy did But I'm living the dream that he kept hid Moving me down the highway Rolling me down the highway Moving ahead so life won't pass me by Like the north wind whistling down the sky I've got a song, I've got a song. Oct 10, · Composed in by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox and written by Jim Croce. The letter presents a narrator who is proud of who he is and where he is going in.
Jim Croce was an American singer-songwriter with five studio albums and 11 singles to his credit. His posthumously-released fifth studio album was completed just prior to his death, and six singles were also posthumously issued, one of which was "Time in a Bottle" from a previous album You Don't Mess Around with seygetbatileansugaraddiporlita.co popularity continued long after his death with the release of.
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Jun 14, · Released | December 1st, Album | I Got a Name Disclaimer | I made this video is for entertainment purposes only because I love the song. Absolutely no c. Jim Croce, Soundtrack: Django Unchained. Jim Croce was born on Sunday, January 10th, in a working-class section of Philadelphia, in an Italian-American family. While a teenager, he began playing the accordion, and then learning to play an acoustic guitar when he was After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he supposedly met the character who inspired the song "Bad Bad Leroy.
Oct 10, · Composed in by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox and written by Jim Croce. The letter presents a narrator who is proud of who he is and where he is going in.
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