leroi brown



On this day in music history: July 21, 1973 - “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Jim Croce, it is the first chart topping single for the singer, songwriter and musician from South Philadelphia, PA. The story song about a man from “the South Side of Chicago” is inspired by a man actually named Leroy Brown that Croce meets while serving in the army, stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. The person in question quickly tires of his military stint and go AWOL after a week, then coming back for his pay check and is immediately arrested and taken away to jail. Remembering him for his great bravado, Jim writes a fictionalized account of this man. Croce records the song for his fourth studio album “Life And Times” in late 1972. Released as a single on March 20, 1973, it becomes a major hit short order. Entering the Hot 100 at #85 on April 21, 1973, it climbs to the top of the chart thirteen weeks later. Croce also receives a pair of Grammy nominations for the single posthumously in 1974, including Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Record Of The Year. The song is covered a number of times over the years, including versions by Frank Sinatra, Jerry Reed, Sylvie Vartan and Kim Carnes. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

In addition to state-of-the-art weapons, shielding, and navigation technology, Driver’s vehicle the McMANN also has a cassette tape player, which is very exciting because it means they get to make mixtapes they can make everyone else listen to while they head out on a mission.

So I made a couple of YouTube playlists.

These are all songs that came out in America between 1960 and spring of 1974, mostly a blend of rock, soul, power pop, and some proto-punk. The first one is faster songs, more rock ‘n’ roll. The second has more soul and love songs and stuff. Chill, but you can still sing along to ‘em.

Driver’s Mixtape Vol 1.

  1. “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
  2. “Keep Yourself Alive” by Queen
  3. “Amateur Hour” by Sparks
  4. “Waterloo” by ABBA
  5. “20th Century Boy” by T. Rex
  6. “WAR” by Edwin Starre
  7. “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
  8. “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane
  9. “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
  10. “Revolution” by The Beatles
  11. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks
  12. “I Can See for Miles” by The Who
  13. “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf
  14. “Dusty Old Fairgrounds” by Blue Ash
  15. “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
  16. “No Matter What” by Badfinger
  17. “Changes” by David Bowie
  18. “Wild Thing” by The Troggs
  19. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones
  20. “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce
  21. “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel
  22. “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 2

  1. “In the Street” by Big Star
  2. “Lake Shore Drive” by Aliotta Haynes & Jeremiah
  3. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  4. “Dancing in the Street” by Martha & the Vandellas
  5. “Get Ready” by The Temptations
  6. “Do You Love Me” by The Contours
  7. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes
  8. “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
  9. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone
  10. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon
  11. “Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke
  12. “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
  13. “Everyday People” by Sly & the Family Stone
  14. “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  15. “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse
  16. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
  17. “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley
  18. “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore
  19. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  20. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Robert John
  21. “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
  22. “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong

Please feel free to suggest more songs and artists to me, if you think they’d be good road trip listening and came out by spring 1974!

The Losers Karaoke Songs

Richie Tozier: ~‘Africa’ by Toto

~ ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley

~ ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League (Totally doesn’t sing to Eddie) 

~ ‘That’ll Be The Day’ by Buddy Holly 

Eddie Kaspbrak: ~’Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ by Wham!

~’Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ by Cyndi Lauper (Duet with Bev)

~’Daydream Believer’ by The Monkees

~’(I Just) Died In Your Arms’ by Cutting Crew

Beverly Marsh: ~’Alone’ by Heart 

~’One Way Or Another’ by Blondie

~’You Don’t Own Me’ by Lesley Gore 

~’Bad To The Bone’ by George Thorogood & The Destroyers 

~Bonus + ‘Tough Guys’ by REO Speedwagon

Bill Denbrough: ~’Boys Night Out’ by Timothy B. Schmit 

~’I Won’t Back Down’ by Tom Petty 

~’Glory Days’ by Bruce Springsteen

~’Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey (He’s definitely the person who sings this even though it’s sung like 80 times a night, cause it’s an overused karaoke song).

Stan Uris: ~’Centerfield’ by John Fogerty (This is too adorable to picture) 

~’All Star’ by Smash Mouth (just to spite Richie)

~’Hip To Be Square’ by Huey Lewis & The News

~’Diana’ by Paul Anka (people swear he sounds just like Paul Anka).

Mike Hanlon: ~’We Didn’t Start The Fire’ by Billy Joel 

~’I Want You Back’ by The Jackson 5

~’Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ by Jim Croce

~’Hey Jude’ by The Beatles (everyone rolls their eyes at the overused song but Mike always gets everyone singing along, brings the house down!) 

Ben Hanscom: ~’Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’  by Elton John and Kiki Dee (Duet with Bev, Richie tried really hard to convince Eddie to sing it with him too).

~’Please Don’t Go Girl’ by New Kids On The Block 

~’Total Eclipse of the Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler

~’Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba

  • [Dinah storms out after Camila tries to teach her to play guitar]
  • Camila: Fine! You go learn from your qualified instructor! But don't come crying to me when everyone's sick and tired of hearing you play Bad, Bad Leroy Brown!!
  • Lauren: [entering, singing] "Baddest man in the whole damn town."
  • Camila: Oh, fine! Take her side! [Storms out]

Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown


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everyworldneedslove replied to your post “Tonight in Sam Plays the Ukulele”

On the way home from work today, my playlist randomizer played “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” and I thought of your ukulele journey, because story-song + Chicago! :D (Also it occurs to me that “Mack the Knife” would be the best song to go with it…“


*googles Mac The Knife ukulele tab*

*grabs ukulele*

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I had never encountered G6, I didn’t even know that was a thing. Fortunately it’s easy to play. 

Happy Drunk Uncle Iroh Karaoke: “bad bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce

Sad Drunk Uncle Iroh Karaoke: “ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone” Bill Withers

Weird In The 70s//A Rogue Canary Playlist

1. stuck in the middle with you//stealers wheel 2. burning love//elvis presley 3. bad bad leroy brown//jim croce 4. brick house//commodores 5. shining star//earth, wind & fire 6. barracuda//heart 7. voulez-vous//abba 8. daddy cool//boney m 9. boogie wonderland//earth, wind & fire

megahamskii  asked:

I've heard it said that you guys used tabletop sessions to design Fallout quests, and I think I've seen a few posts of yours on here and in other places that show Obsidian devs play tabletop Fallout together at least occasionally. My question is: what system do you use? GURPS seems like an obvious choice, but I know that you also designed your own Fallout TTRPG a while back (although I don't think it was ever finished). There's also Jason Mical's one, which is fairly well-known.

When Chris Avellone ran campaigns at Black Isle, he used a system that was very close to the F1/F2 SPECIAL rules.  He did make some cool rules for tabletop play like First Aid cards based on Doctor skill and the use of theme music for bonuses to rolls 1/session (a super mutant had Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Arcade had St. James Infirmary Blues). When I ran games around 2004, I used the (incomplete) system I designed.  I haven’t played or run any Fallout TTRPG stuff since then.

In college I played in a GURPS Fallout game and that worked pretty well because of SPECIAL’s origins.  I say “pretty well” because GURPS is even easier to break than SPECIAL.