Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 am
This is a pretty cover version of Wichita Lineman by Irish band The Villagers, from 2016
A Forum That Honors Glen Campbell
Details:We're excited to announce that today starts the pre-ordering for Jimmy's new Ten Easy Pieces Deluxe Edition. The new reissue was remastered with four bonus tracks which include "Up, Up and Away,"" I Was Too Busy Loving You," and additional demo takes of "Galveston" and "The Worst That Could Happen" plus new liner notes by Jimmy.
Pre-Order Jimmy Webb's Ten Easy Pieces on CD at and receive a free autographed coaster with your order. You can get more info and order it here (on Friday Music's website): https://bit.ly/2CXaCMJ
This coaster, hand-signed by the legendary Jimmy Webb, is a Friday Music exclusive, and is only available when you pre-order the cd before October 19th 2018 -Jimmy Webb.
SOURCE: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... al-192201/(Director Steve Binder and his producer, Bones Howe) wanted (the Comeback Special) to end with Elvis singing a current hit, possibly “MacArthur Park,” though Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker was still hoping for it to end with a Christmas song. It was an idea that they’d develop until almost the last minute.
They moved into the NBC studio on June 17th, rehearsing (Jerry Reed's) “Guitar Man,” and they began recording the choreographed “story” section of the special three days later with a strong selection of L.A. sidemen, including guitarist Mike Deasy and drummer Hal Blaine. It was also then that Binder decided they needed another song to end the show, leading him to beseech vocal arranger Earl Brown to write (overnight) what would become “If I Can Dream” ... as a replacement for Parker’s Christmas song.
Article with special audio links and a JW playlist of songs:It is fair to say that Americana, a melting pot of classic country, folk, bluegrass, Celtic music, Southern rock and Delta blues, has its own equivalent of The Great American Songbook – The Great Americana Songbook, if you will – and pre-eminent among the titan songwriters of that genre is (Jimmy) Webb.
“I love Jimmy Webb’s songs, always have. They are dazzling and form the soundtrack of ours lives, from “MacArthur Park” to “Wichita Lineman” and dozens of songs in between. Jimmy’s new book, “The Cake and the Rain,” is dazzling too. The life and times of this Oklahoma kid turned songwriter is told with the same tender, funny and often heartbreaking phrases and visions he works into his best songs. In Jimmy’s voice I hear the sound of the railroad train, the music of the birds, the secret music of love gone wrong and friendship gone right- and life pouring, burning, running through his fingertips and his powerful visions of flying all the way out and all the way back home. Beautiful book. Get it, you need it. ”
— Judy Colllins
“There are popular songs, and there are great songs, and they are not always the same. . . It’s the fact that people are still singing and still listening to the songs Jimmy Webb started writing 50 years ago that’s a defining difference.”
— Patt Morrison, The Los Angeles Times
See: https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystolle ... 9f0652dba5A typical Roots on the Rails train trip is limited to about 50 passengers because of the number of sleeping accommodations aboard. Musicians play and jam while the train is rolling — on chartered or public trains — and give concerts for the passengers during stopovers at hotels and other venues.
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Anyone interested in Jimmy Webb's songwriting craft may consider joining him and Jesse Winchester and some 70 other people on a Californian train ride from LA-Oakland in January 2011. Read about it at http://www.flyingunderradar.com/rails/FT11LO.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
I've been on a few of those trips, very rewarding, as you connect with the guys in ways you wouldn't ordinarily do.
From yet another Dane, Jens.