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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Dee » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:42 pm

Jimmy Webb on John Lennon's Lost Weekend, Writing for Frank Sinatra
Veteran songwriter recalls his hard-partying early days, brushes with the Beatles and other career highs and lows chronicled in new memoir
RollingStone.com
April 17, 2017

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Mike Joyce » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:14 pm

This is going to be a good read for the fans. But it will only be up to the early seventies as I understand it, so I hope there will be a second edition follow up,otherwise it will be a half baked cake in the rain.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Dee » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:54 am

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain
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April 1, 2017

For fans who may have always wondered about the meaning of "MacArthur Park", as does the writer of a column published today, have hope!

The article is a mixed bag, but the first comment to it is most interesting! Laura Savini, wife of Jimmy Webb, commented with an intriguing reveal about Jimmy's new book:
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

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Jimmy Webb's new book is available for pre-order "everywhere" now! The publication date is still April 18th!

To enter to win a giveaway for a copy of the book, go to "goodreads" site at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/314 ... d-the-rain" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Offer ends tomorrow, March 24th!

A couple of early reviews (non-professional) are posted on goodreads, too.
The Cake and The Rain is a surprising and unusual book: Webb’s talent as a writer and storyteller is here on every page. His book is rich with a sense of time and place, and with the voices of characters, vanished and living, famous and not, but all intimately involved with him in his youth, when life seemed nothing more than a party and Webb the eternal guest of honor.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Dee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm

MAJOR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT!

A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb!

An open-to-the-public, all-star tribute is being held in honor of Grammy-winning hit-maker Jimmy Webb!

Now you can meet Jimmy and have your cake, too!

Where: Carnegie Hall, New York City
When: May 3, 2017

This event follows the April 18th release of JW's new memoir The Cake and The Rain and coincides with the upcoming 50th anniversary of “Wichita Lineman.”

VIP tixs on sale now!
General admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd, at 9 am.
100% of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Glen Campbell.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THIS EVENT, TICKETS, AND JIMMY WEBB'S FORTHCOMING BOOK, go to: http://www.musicof.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


--and in related news--


Jimmy Webb Tribute Books Ashley Campbell, Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam!
Other performers include: Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Billy Davis, Jr., Johnny Rivers, Judy Collins, Marilyn McCoo of Fifth Dimension and Jimmy Webb himself.

Read all about it here: http://www.cmt.com/news/1778726/jimmy-w ... ht-yoakam/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

See you there?



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Dee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:44 pm

Rob, thank you, your JW stories are golden. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by robduloc » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:07 pm

The first night Jimmy Webb gets quiet, "My wife mentioned since I am Spiritual, perhaps I should pray more"... a Pause... Jimmy Webb sharing with his people... takes a deep breath through his nose, a filter perhaps, reaches his innermost soul, raises the level or volume of his voice one notch, assertively... "If you see me breathing, I am praying"!

Dead silence, I think at that moment we were all breathless, Jimmy Webb stole our heart.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by robduloc » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:57 pm

Thank you, Mike for your kind reply!

I just discovered a version of "Wichita Lineman" on the Creed Taylor Jazz Label from the early 70's.

And last Friday, I read all of Glen's biography up to around page 175- in one sitting~

Glen talks about bringing John Hartford on board for his show, far as I can read into the subject a follow up to Gentle On My Mind was crucial and most of the time when the author is talking about Jimmy Webb it's about "By The Time I Get To Phoenix".

And so it really is about moving forward!

After seeing Jimmy Webb in person, I think "Wichita Lineman" is the number that occupies his thoughts and Glen Campbell's biography says Webb had a little more to shape the song than Webb mentioned.

The second night I saw him, Jimmy Webb talked about what it was like to come to L.A. and receive three cars for a present by his manager, the first one "A Mustang"... "Oh, wait a minute- A Cobra was the first one"! ooh!

I am sorry if any record collectors noticed that I said Common did the bridge on "Jam", I meant to say Heavy D who help discover and produce the wonderful R&B Band from New York "Soul For Real".

The lead singer of Soul For Real right now is talking about how difficult it is to get their new songs on the air, and they even tried to put on all the filters to sound like what is popular right now. I'm sure that everyone can relate how important it is to be genuine. Another case where this artist has some really good new music out there and ought to be able to throw away a formula if it doesn't work.

Kenye West did produce a good album with his friend Common, that was a number of years ago.

Has anyone heard the story, Brian Wilson showed up on Webb's doorstep on Jimmy's Birthday... in his bathrobe with a bottle of "DOM"... Wilson falters at the door looks around Jimmy Webb's shoulders and says, "You got dark Wings around you"!

Jimmy Webb pauses, dead silence in the club, "If anybody got that right... about anything concerning me, that was it"!

My initial reaction was to see the wings in my mind, later I thought that it sounded a lot like a 19th Century Composer's Cape and Cowl!

That seals it for me, Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb knew each other in a past life.

I, uh, haven't listened to the new Kenye West sample yet because Jimmy Webb was angered and so I didn't care to promote it, and on behalf the music community I would like to thank Jimmy Webb and Taylor Swift for giving the world something to dream and hold on to. You are an inspiration for this Generation and next one to come.

I love you, Glen Campbell Community.

Thank you, Mike.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by Mike Joyce » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:48 pm

Hi Dee,
I listed to the Soul Music link you posted. Thank you for posting it. I had not heard it before. The programme was previously broadcast on 23rd August 2011 and 27th August 2011. It was then re broadcast on 9th December 2016.
It looks primarily at what the song meant to various listeners of the song, with contributions from Glen and Jimmy and even a lineman himself. A fan of Johnny Cash also talks about Johnny's version of the song and says he thinks it's better than Glen's, which I find hard to accept. Glen's is the definitive version as far as I'm concerned, but each to there own I guess. I love the story of the guy who always hears his Mum's vacuum cleaner in his head when he hears the song playing.
robduloc, thanks for sharing your insights into Kanye West, and Hip Hop / Rap music. There are so many areas of music that have developed over the decades, it is hard to know what category they fall into. I recall Glen had much the same problem himself.
It was interesting to hear on the broadcast about Wichita Lineman that the people of Jamaica and other Caribbean islands used to love listening to country music, which of course is noted for it's own reggae music.
If music is good it lasts.



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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Post by robduloc » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:15 am

If it's alright, I would like to enter a few things regarding Kenye West, it's where I first jumped in here after listening to Jimmy Webb discuss the Grammy's.

It might provide a little closure.

First off, Hip Hop and Rap are interchangeable but the genre is really Hip Hop.

Rap is what you do in Hip Hop, and Rap is probably the name some lame White Guy came up with, it's like saying, I like "Rock" and "Sing".

What they are playing on the radio isn't really Rap or Hip Hop, the lyrics no longer have any relevance, Hip Hop in the 90's is about turning to music as an alternative from the street.

Kenye West is mainly known for producing, and is respected for his work in the 90's among the Hip Hop community and only became famous among the mainstream for saying random things.

He grew up in Chicago and was close friends with a rapper named Common, who is on the song "Jam" by MJ.

Kenye is famous for the albums he produced for Jay Z.

And so Kenye West has been producing since the 90's and has a number of albums of his own, and yes he raps on them, but it wasn't until 2007 he came to the public's attention in an interview with Mike Meyers of all people, that's when he started getting Grammy nominations.

That isn't cool, and it really is unfair what he said and did at The Grammy's at Taylor Swift's expense.

Kenye West has an album he produced of samples that use Classical Music, there really are a number of people that may have not gotten into that kind of style if it weren't for when West went mainstream, I honestly think his most recent sample is in that vein.

Thank you~



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