I was watching X-Men: Days of Future Past when I heard Time in a Bottle in the background. I've always thought this song was pretty but I was curious who sang it? I bought a Jim Croce best of immediately. No he's not obscure like most of the people from my blog. When I was 18-25 I used to go to thrift stores every Saturday and buy records. (This stopped once I moved into my apartment. There's simply no room for more records.) I found a lot of Jim Croce records but ignored them not knowing what he sang. I've found having a lot of records in a thrift store doesn't mean people wanted to give you away. It means you were popular in the time It also means people threw away their records and went digital. Anyway I enjoyed the album a lot. There were so many songs I knew like Operator, Big Bad Leroy Brown, I've got a Name, and I have to say I love you in a song. He died at 30. I'm 31 so I think that's young. He He accomplished a lot in a short period of time. He had an unique sound.
Marisol was a child prodigy and she made a couple of movies. I was such a fan at 20 that I purchased one of her films when she was a kid. I don't know Spanish but I could tell it was silly. Her voice changed as an adult and became deeper. Anyway her 1976 album Hablame del mar Marinero album impressed me. The title song is the best. It's a solid Spanish album. Marisol was an intriguing Spanish artist. I wish that she was known in the states.