Friday, September 30, 2011

Jim Croce

He died 38 years ago today after the plane he chartered clipped a singular pecan tree at the end of a runway in Natchitoches, Louisiana, following a concert. 5 others on board, including his accompanist Maury Muehleisen, also perished.

Jim and his melodies were a big part of my life. I played his albums almost every day after school. I even had a blue denim workman's shirt like he always wore on album covers and in concert. Fascinating - a man in a work shirt with 'Cat' emblazoned on it singing tender love songs.

Some criticized his songs for being so short, but he responded by explaining he was an admirer guessed it....Haiku. Really.

Songs of love and remembrance
True original

For more haiku, visit the wonders at 'recuerda mi corazon,' exclusive home of Haiku My Heart.


Blogger Spadoman said...

Nice tribute, and a small bit of trivia. Makes sense then, that his style was the way it was. I knew all his songs too. Very good use of haiku on your part for this.


9/30/2011 10:27 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

thank you for the sound of his familiar voice, and your memories.
i will think of you in blue work shirts each time i return for your next haiku.

9/30/2011 11:02 PM  
Blogger Marit said...

I love your tribute... ofcourse we know the songs of Jim Croce in Europe, but I didn't know much more about him. I do have nice memories on some of his songs though... the haiku you wrote is beautiful and fitting for the man!

10/01/2011 10:18 AM  

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