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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:11 pm

Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 02:36 pm:

Tune "Wichita Lineman"

The story I know about the song, and this is translate from danish to english on a Google translater, so I hope for the best!
1968: The 4th November, published the new Glen Campbell album, titled "Wichita Lineman", only the title track on this album are written by J.W.
Glen had asked J.W. to write "Wichita" (a town song) as a sort of "follow up" to "Phoenix".
Glen count "Wichita Lineman" for his "all time" favorite song, which later in the United States was elected the "Most Played Song of the Millennium" in country music.
The composition "Wichita Lineman" became, from the experiences J.W. had had when he was a student in the penultimate year of study and drove along the flat areas by Kansas, Oklahoma state line and there saw a lonely telephone installer, Lineman, high up in a telephone pole, working with the wires, while he held a telephone in his hand.
J.W. philosophized so on who this guy was talked to, up there, and it was what gave him the idea for the song.
With respect to this composition, it was the first time that J.W. "purposely" sat down and wrote a "follow-up song" to "Phoenix", at a invitation from G.C.
Most of the work with the song, was over less than three or four hours after, but when they wanted to get started quickly in the studio to record, J.W. agree to send the not yet finished work of the song with a note, stating that the song was not yet completely ready-made, and that he would soon add the missing part.
A two, three days later had G.C. called back and said thank you for the song and that it would be a hit.
J.W. could scarcely believe his own ears, as G.C. had told him that the next song was already finished recording.
He said once the G.C., it was not quite finished polished, but it was according to G.C.
As J.W. later has said about the song, "Thanks for the good creator, it was recorded and that nobody can get it to disappear. It will be there forever, so long the playing records, they will play this song".
So when the text was missing in the song, G.C. has added a guitar solo piece.
When G.C. was starting to refine the song, he could not get "the right of the box", something was missing.
He remembered J.W.s demo of the song and the sound of J.W.s organ that could produce sound as bells, horns, flutes and whistles.
The organ was in a hurry brought in, and a giant evergreen, was born.
The legendary sound of the title track, partly because that J.W.s Gulbranson organ, a simplified church organ. The organ had at the time a very early digital sound.
And J.W. was especially delighted with the beautiful arrangement that was made by Al De Lory.
So every time that J.W. hear the song, he hears always the piece, which he did not write any text.
WILL CONTINUE!

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 12:58 pm:


Tune "Galveston"

When Jimmy Webb wrote this tune, this was NEVER thought as UPTEMPO song, as Glen back then late 1960`ties record this.
I was a song about the Vietnam war, and J.W. was on the left side and Glen more on the right back then.
So I think J.W. was not so glad back then of this uptempo version!

When J.W. and Glen was together in London spring 1977, and recorded this live at Royal Festival Hall, "Galveston" was recorded in "right tempo".
J.W. conduct The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maybe first recording of this song, was made by late Don Ho (1930-2007), who was a Hawaiian and traditional pop musician, singer and entertainer.

I was down in Galveston 2010, when I was with my other musical family The Newbury´s and friends in Houston, Texas at The Mickey Newbury Gathering there.
M.N. (1940-2002), legendary late singer-, songwriter (who know me a little), and sign a very rare cd to me.
And yes, Glen also recorded M.N.s arr. of "An American Trilogy", plus one more M.N. tune.

USA "Military group" 4 TROOPS did a great version of "Galveston" in 2010.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:10 pm

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 01:29 pm:


The song STORY of "By the time I get Phoenix"

As I remember this is was Paul Petersen from the Donna Reed Show, Jimmy Webb first wanted to record "Phoenix".

It was when Petersen was with Motown J.W. was hoping that Paul would record this.

Later Tony Martin also a Motown artist recorded a DEMO ONLY of this also on Motown, as I remember.
Later he recorded this on a live album.

First regular RECORD version is with Johnny Rivers on a 45 vinyl on Imperial IM-6460 put out 3th October 1966.
On album with Rivers name "Changes" out November 1966.

The story why and when Glen saw this, was on a wall in a recordings studio, where Rivers album where placed.
Glen likes the titel of the song and then recorded this master evergreen.

#no. 3. on the BIG BMI copyrights list, there 50 years list 1990 was "Phoenix", and yes #no. 1. was "Yesterday".


J.W. was contract writer there on Jobete Music (Motown) from around 1965 and a year ahead.
First copyright money J.W. got was from a song on group Supremes Christmas album late november 1965 and tune was "My Christmas Tree".
J.W. got around 350-400 US dollars for his writing of this.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:09 pm

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 05:01 pm:


Just looking over my big Jimmy Webb music files today, and found my super rare acetate of "Where´s the playground Susie?", sung by Glen.

Can see this acetate I have is a Capitol mono made with Project #no. 70489, and can also read this was made 2th April 1969. Running time 2:59.

As you can read down here (post 22th February MOD), this was that song I ask J.W.s lovely wife Laura, to ask Jimmy to sing for me up at world famous artmuseum Louisiana, Denmark, 18th February 2011.
"Playground Susie" was in a medley this evening where J.W. also include "MacArthur Park".
This TWO songs is very PERSONAL for me.


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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:53 am:


Thanks for remember dear JIMMY LAYNE WEBB!

Have just send a private e-mail to Laura & Jimmy and wish them both a great day.

For me was, is 2011 a great year, when I think back to February 18th and my concert with Jimmy Webb here in Denmark.

And that Jane and I was taking care of Jimmy Webb´s wife Laura, the day after my concert, because J.W. was on this way back to UK to some extra concerts.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:06 am:


Happy Birthday to JIMMY WEBB who turns 65 years young today, 8-15. He is 10 years younger than Glen.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:07 pm

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2011 - 02:27 pm:


Interview with Jimmy Webb.

http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/A ... 14-sub1823" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 5.112114-Welcoming-Webb.html

Hopefully we'll have some reviews of the upcoming show with Glen and Jimmy here soon.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

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Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 07:31 pm:


Wow, Tim! What a cool opportunity you had there! It would be an honor to meet Jimmy Webb. In addition to their cosmic musical connection, I think it can be fairly stated that both Glen and Jimmy are down-to-earth guys, which is every bit as rare and wonderful as the music they've made through the years. Glad you had a chance to see both GREATS within a few days!

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:06 pm

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:25 pm:


...and hopefully to be included on GC's rumored forthcoming album.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by admin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 10:12 am:


I meant to post this a few weeks ago...I saw Jimmy Webb in concert here in St. Louis on March 19th. It was exactly 6 days after seeing Glen in Horton, Kansas. What a treat to see those guys back to back like that. I sat in the front row and afterwords got to meet Jimmy to chat a bit and take some pics. We talked about Glen and also Frank Sinatra and his relationship with him. As all of us Glen fans can say...Jimmy is simply the best songwriter out there and a really great guy too!

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