Bass Singer's Rendition Of 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim' Wows

A supremely talented vocalist, Geoff Castelluci, turned in a stunning rendition of Jim Croce’s classic song “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.”

Covers are something that nearly every single musician has done at one time or another. Performing the song originally written and performed by someone else gives a musician a chance to do some things. First, it’s an opportunity to show appreciation for someone else’s work by showing and doing the tune the justice it deserves. It also gives the musician covering the song the chance to show off their musical skills and attempt to build an audience.

Additionally, covers allow people to hear different interpretations and takes on classic songs. The same old, same old can get boring. Why not try something new at times? 

Those covers will often work, meeting and possibly even exceeding the original. Other times, they fail spectacularly. In a clip posted on YouTube, Geoff provided his take on singer-songwriter Jim Croce’s beloved tune “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” which is unbelievably good.

Geoff’s extremely deep and unique voice, combined with Jim Croce’s one-of-a-kind lyrics and songwriting style, makes for a perfect match. When Geoff reaches the iconic chorus, you can’t help but sing along.

“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape

You don’t spit into the wind

You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger

And you don’t mess around Jim”

This is an excellent cover of a terrific song. Geoff, best known for his deep voice, shows his incredible vocal range in the clip. Several times throughout the clip, you’ll honestly believe that someone else has started singing, but it’s all Geoff. 

This young man has been incredibly blessed with a stunning voice; listening to him sing anything is always a treat.

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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