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Postby Dee » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:22 am

Great find, Mike. Thanks for posting it. New to me, too!

In reply to your question below about "Waltzes", yes, I remember this wonderful performance!
It's a favourite of mine, and I posted it for other fans to enjoy, too, here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=323&p=6879#p6879
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Postby Mike Joyce » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:18 pm

I just noticed this track by Bobbie Gentry.


I never knew she had recorded this song. I also noticed Lynn Anderson has a version with the name Bobby instead of Susie.
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Re: Check Out This Link

Postby Mike Joyce » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:04 pm

I noticed this show was being broadcast on The Ultimate Oldies Show. It is regarding the Wrecking Crew. I haven't heard it all yet but I imagine Glen will be included.
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Dee, I am glad you enjoyed Glen at the Pebble Mill show. Do you remember he also sang "They still dance to Waltzes in England" at the end of the show. Great version. Sadly, The BBC closed down that site and I believe it has been demolished some years ago.
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Postby Dee » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Yes, I love the Pebble Mill studio version, too, Mike & Cowpoke.
I was blessed to have received a share of it several years ago from a very good friend. The Butterfly Effect. :)

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Re: Check Out This Link

Postby Cowpoke » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:56 am

Totally agree, Glen's ballad versions are wonderful too. And that Pebble Mill version is awesome. It brings the song down to its core. It doesn't need any embellishments to convince.
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Postby Mike Joyce » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:19 pm

That is probably right Cowpoke. The first time you hear something is the one that creates the deeper impression on the mind. Having said that I loved the ballad version of Galveston from the Festival Hall concert which was the first time I recalled hearing that song. I found it very moving and loved the arrangement. However I also fell in love with the recorded version when I heard it on an album for the first time. I felt the arrangement reflected the dramatic situation of the war the guy was in and in my mind created an ominous feel of the battle he was involved in. Still love both versions equally. But as you say Cowpoke, Glen took the song to another level in his live versions. I was especially taken by the version Glen performed at the Pebble Mill studio in my very own city of Birmingham. No guitar solo but a great delivery I thought.

Of course the other wonderful version is on Sessions with Jimmy on the piano.
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Postby Cowpoke » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:08 am

>You appreciated good song writers first and then found Glen who is one of Jimmy's best perpetrator's of his work
That's exactly right. In fact, Glen is one of the few artists I admire that is not a great songwriter himself. To me he's the best song interpreter of all time.

I hear what you are saying about being spoiled by Glen's vocals and Al de Lory's arrangements. Still, imagine if you heard Jimmy's 1972 version of Galveston first. Wouldn't Glen's studio version sound a little too smooth and bombastic after that? It did and still does for me. However, Glen's live versions of the song are just magnificent and the best I think.
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Postby Mike Joyce » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:37 pm

Hey that's an interesting story there Cowpoke. You appreciated good song writers first and then found Glen who is one of Jimmy's best perpetrator's of his work. You found the same ocean following a different river.
I found Jimmy from the opposite direction via Glen. To be honest I didn't enjoy Jimmy's albums that much. I was spoiled by Glen's smooth vocals and Al De Lory's arrangements. However now I am older I have more appreciation of the soul of his singing rather than it's imperfections, and the beauty of the lyrics sung with a truthful heart .
It's funny you mention cassette tapes. My earliest recording of Glen was of his Festival Hall concert which I recorded off air with a microphone. It was broadcast as a two part 45 minute show in 1977. I listened to it a hundred times until I managed to buy the double album. That tape is still in a box, and that poor recording would take me back to those days, more so than the stereo pristine album I bought later.
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Postby Cowpoke » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:45 pm

You're right. Fiftieth anniversary of Glen's first classic hit!
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Postby Cowpoke » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:03 pm

No I didn't get to see Glen when he still toured Europe. He did that until the early 80s I believe. I was around 10 years old at that time. In 1987 I got a Pop Music Encyclopedia for my birthday. That's when I started to discover all kinds of different artists. There was a special section about songwriters in it. It mentioned Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill etc. but also a certain Jimmy Webb who intrigued me. It mentioned his solo albums and said "Letters" and "El Mirage" were his strongest solo efforts. I managed to track down both albums in second hand stores. That's when I first heard the song Galveston! After that I went looking for songs written by Jimmy. That's when I found a cassette of Glen Campbell recordings in our local library introducing me to "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"! I remained a Jimmy Webb fan ever since. But it took until 2007 before I finally started digging into Glen's rich catalog of recordings. Then I found the Glen Campbell forum and... the rest is history! :D
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