Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog
1973
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973 for two weeks
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from Jim Croce's fourth album, Life and Times (1973)
  • 1974 Grammy nomination for Record of the Year
  • 1974 Grammy nomination for Male Pop Vocalist
  • the biggest hit single for Jim Croce
  • the first of two No. 1 hits and the fourth of eight Top-40 singles charted on the Hot 100 by Jim Croce in his career
  • on the record:
         Jim Croce- vocals, rhythm guitar
         Maury Muehleisen- acoustic guitar  
         Joe Macho- bass
         Tommy West- piano, electric piano, backing vocals
         Ellie Greenwich- backing vocals
         Tasha Thomas- backing vocals
         Gary Chester- drums
  • written by Jim Croce
  • produced by Terry Cashman, Tommy West
  • engineered by Bruce Tergesen
  • recorded at The Hit Factory, New York City, NY
  • Frank Sinatra released a cover version of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" in 1974 - it peaked at No. 83 on the Hot 100
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