Jim Croce was one of the premier architects of the singer/songwriter movement in the early '70s, and during his much revered musical career, he managed to successfully cultivate his story telling, humor and heartfelt thoughts and heartbreak into some of the most memorable songs and melodies ever recorded. His legendary ABC recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time. "There's something about approaching universal truths with the simplicity of the acoustic guitar," Croce declared. "You can take it anywhere and it helps me reach listeners of all ages and walks of life." 1973's I Got A Name was Croce's third album in two years time and the last before a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana took his and his guitarist Maury Muehleisen's lives. Peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, his third consecutive Gold-certified record includes a pair of hits, "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" and the title track which would also serve as the theme for the film The Last American Hero.