Beyond The Beyond : Leroy Brown -Joe Salviuolo- Bill Reid- JimCroce-Maury Muehleisen
Joe & Bill –
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
March 1980 at The Meeting House
Joe met Jim when they both students at Villanova University. They were both quite active in the Villanova University music serendipity. I believe Jim met Ingrid at this time. Joe & Jim met Terry Cashman, Tommie West, and Gene Pistilli at this time. Jim eventually recorded one of Gene’s songs, Rosie, a song about New York City, 42nd street (see also within : Moby: Wait For Me -43rd Street), hookers etc…”Rosie had religion, she got it on the farm, now she’s in New York City, shoots it in the arm…” So far, this remains unreleased.
Cashman, West & Pistilli became recording artists in New York City ( “Sunday Will Never Be The Same”, etc…starting these friends’ covering of the days of the week in song, per Terry Shore Fisher. Terrie was Joe, Maury & Jim’s musical companion & songwriter of great merit. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kne96DsM7Ds ). Joe went on to Pennsylvania University where he received, per Joe, the only double Master degrees that that University had thus far given in Communications & Folklore. While at Penn, Joe met Henri Glassi who was later to chair Penn’s Folklore Department, etc. Joe then started teaching at Glassboro University, where he met and mentored Maury Muehleisen. They did a student teacher concert while each was there. Maggie & Ron Gletherow made CDs of that concert for Joe and were kind enough to give me one. Joe introduced Maury to Cashman,West & Pistelli, now associated with Capitol Records . Maury got a record ( then 33 1/3 RPM vinyl) deal with Capitol. Joe got Henri Glassi to illustrate the album, “Gingerbreadd”, write the linials…
“Gingerbreadd” remains artistically and musically one of the more beautiful albums ever. The studio musicians on it are now legends in their own right.
The vinyl is a collector’s item, but is available in CD format. Maury met Jim via Joe at Cashman & West at Capitol in New York City. Joe helped produce Jim’s first album Facets, funded by Jim’s Dad.
Ingrid & Jim became one of the finest singer songwriting teams ever.
Ingrid had great input into all of Jim’s songs. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVWSHj9z88c and or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdCo82YLr9w&feature=related . They produced Jim’s second album, “Croce”, since re-released as Jim & Ingrid Croce. See the Croce site, http://www.jimcroce.com/discography.shtml .
Maury & Jim started playing together, and toured together in support of Maury’s : “Gingerbredd”.
Jim’s first big album came out…history
Leroy Brown – Jim Croce – Maury Muelheisen –
Bill Reid: Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Joseph Salviuolo, Bill Reid : Eric Anderson’s Thirsty Boots
Bill Reid – Salty Dog
Sorry bout the premature ending. Will fix promptly.