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alohagoddess2007

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  1. I was just thinking....if i sit down on the sofa to listen to Danny Couch..does that make me a Couch potato?.... :lol::lol:

    No, it means you are a sofa potato, : :smile: If you are tired Kiwi, kick back and relax, Danny's music is very soothing. Take care Mary


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    In the music industry, arguably the worst tragedy that can befall an artist is to die in their prime, when he or she is just beginning to break through to the mainstream and reach people on a national level. One such artist was Jim Croce, a songwriter with a knack for both upbeat, catchy singles and empathetic, melancholy ballads. Though Croce only recorded a few studio albums before an untimely plane crash, he continues to be remembered posthumously. Croce appealed to fans as a common man, and it was not a gimmick -- he was a father and husband who went through a series of blue-collar jobs. And whether he used dry wit, gentle emotions, or sorrow, Croce sang with a rare form of honesty and power. Few artists have ever been able to pull off such down-to-earth storytelling as convincingly as he was.

    James Croce was born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 10, 1943. Raised onragtime and country, Croce played the accordion as a child and would eventually teach himself the guitar. It wasn't until his freshman year of college that he began to take music seriously, forming several bands over the next few years. After graduation, he continued to play various gigs at local bars and parties, working as both a teacher and construction worker to support himself and his wife, Ingrid. In 1969, the Croces and an old friend from college, Tommy West, moved to New York and record an album. When the Jim and Ingrid record failed to sell, they moved to a farm in Lyndell, PA, where Jim juggled several jobs, including singing for radio commercials. Eventually he was noticed and signed by the ABC/Dunhill label and released his second album, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, in 1972. The record spawned three hits: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)," and "Time in a Bottle." The latter would become Croce's breakthrough hit, shooting all the way to number one on the Billboard charts. Croce quickly followed with Life and Times in early 1973 and gained his first number one hit with "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."

    After four years of grueling tour schedules, Croce grew homesick. Wishing to spend more time with Ingrid and his infant son Adrian James, he planned to take a break after the Life and Times tour was completed. Unfortunately, the tour would never finish; just two months after "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" topped the charts, Croce's plane crashed in Natchitoches, LA. Croce and the four other passengers (including band member Maury Muehleisen) were killed instantly.

    Ironically, Jim Croce's career peaked after his death. In December of 1973, the album I Got a Name surfaced, but it was "Time in a Bottle," from 1972's You Don't Mess Around with Jim which would become his second number one single. Shortly afterwards, "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" reached the Top Ten. Several albums were released posthumously, most notably the greatest hits collection, Photographs and Memories, which became a best-seller. Several other compilations have since been issued, such as the 1992 release The 50th Anniversary Collection and the 2000 compilation Time in a Bottle: The Definitive Collection. Listening to the songs Croce recorded, one cannot help but wonder how far his extraordinary talents could have taken him if he would have perhaps lived a few years longer. Unfortunately, such a question may only be looked at rhetorically, but Jim Croce continues to live on in the impressive catalog of songs he left behind. ~ Barry Weber


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  4. No interest in some Hawaiian Keoke?

    Mahalo ( Thank You } Lord of the Dense for you attention to the above matter. I always try to treat everyone with Aloha, so why don't we start fresh here I would like to invite you all over to a Listening Luau over at Danny Couch's My Space site and you will hear for your self why i like his music so much:

    Danny Couch @ MySpace

    Take care Mary


  5. DANNY COUCH “ the voice of These Islands “

    Honolulu, HAWAII

    One of the most Special evening of my life was when:

    My husband and I went

    To see Danny Couch at the Sheraton

    At about 655 PM we came back upstairs luckily were second in line to enter the show room .

    I had been chatting with a lady who was with her group of Navy wives, when John tapped me on the shoulder and said

    “Honey, you might want to see this,”,I turned around. and said, “On my God, Honey, who is that?? ( I knew very well who it was, just couldn’t believe it !!! ) John said, I think it is Danny, dear. Danny Couch was right there !!!!!

    Greeting the lady in front of us! I did not expect him to be there right at the door to the show room, How many entertainers are greeting you at the door!!!I was almost speechless ( For me, that is something new, LOL } and felt like a school girl

    trembling with excitement going to her first concert. Just that morning at the Aloha Stadium Flea Market, I had been talking to Patty ,( a nice lady who has a Chinese Seed and Fruit booth about Danny Couch and his music

    Well. My turn came, WOW !!!, I hazily remember telling him how much , ( I was in a daze, almost like a out of body experience }

    I Love his music Danny Couch is such a

    Warm, humble and wonderful person. and Girls!! Let me tell you! OOO La La, Sigh!! Danny is also very handsome and charismatic. He has none of the pretenses or aritificialites that

    Many entertainers have today.

    Danny came out on stage and just lit up the

    Room with his wonderful charismatic presence by singing " Hawaii, My Paradise" , If you love his music and have not seen him perform, please do so, You will fall even more in love with this warm, wonderful man's music If you have not heard his music, go to his show, you will be come an instant fan.

    Danny sang old and new favorites and took the time to interact with

    The audience on a warm one on one basis, just like we were at his

    home,in his back yard, When Danny sang his romantic ballads like Kuuipo ( My SweetHeart,) You feel like the song is being sung in your ear, just for you. Danny Couch sings the words and the emotions of any song he performs. They so truly come from his heart. Danny becomes the song he is singing and is united as one with his song and his audience and his music becomes one with you, a part of you forever.

    When Danny sang These Islands

    I just could not help but cry

    Danny's show lasted 90 minutes, and seemed to go much to fast. Afterward, Danny took time to talk to all of his guests., we all now felt like his friends. I left feeling elated but a little sad like I had to leave a dear friend that I had traveled a long way to visit

    I could write pages and pages about Danny's Wonderful Show, but mere words cannot begin to describe how I felt that night, Seeing Danny Couch perform his wonderful music.

    http://www.dannycouch.com/

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