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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:08 pm

Jimmy Webb is hot on the trail making appearances to talk about his new memoir, The Cake and The Rain.
(You can read the first tantalizing chapter on Google Books as well as Amazon ["peek inside"]).
I can't keep up with the reviews, interviews (audio and video), and articles that are pouring in.
But I will try!
Fans, please join this topic -- post articles you are coming across as well as your personal reviews of the memoir after you read it.
We would love to read your thoughts about it!

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Jimmy Webb’s Favorite Jimmy Webb Covers
By Dave Gil de Rubio
Long Island Weekly
April 27, 2017

In Jimmy Webb’s new memoir, The Cake and The Rain, nearly a dozen pages in the back contain a partial list of all the artists who have ever recorded one of his songs. Of the hundreds of covers that have come down the pike, these are the Long Island resident’s favorites.

:arrow: https://longislandweekly.com/jimmy-webb ... bb-covers/
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:22 pm

Jimmy Webb on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!
April 24, 2017

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This interview may be The Funniest one on record for JW! It sure "takes the cake"! lol

:arrow: http://www.gilbertpodcast.com/jimmy-webb/

It is downloadable if you don't have time to listen to it until later.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:18 am

Hi, Mike,

In reply to your post below about the length of Jimmy Webb's new memoir, I read that it covers only about the first 5 years of his career with fast, unfolding, "somewhat surreal" events, interwoven with stories about his father, grandfather and other influential Webb relations.

This is an article in which Jimmy addresses the editing process as recommended by his editor:

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Oklahoma native Jimmy Webb to share tales of his meteoric rise in music
Tulsa World
By James D. Watts Jr.
Apr 23, 2017
JIMMY WEBB: “I wanted the book to capture this somewhat surreal sequence of events, which I thought moving between the past and present would achieve,” Webb said. “Originally, it was a much longer book, about 300,000 words, but my editor wanted it down to 120,000. That was hard to do because so many little episodes and events had to be dropped. But I’m pleased with the book. The tempo of it, that acceleration, is more in tune with the way the actual events unfolded. It was all such a blur to me as a young person.”

SOURCE: http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/a ... 4eaa0.html
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:04 pm

JIMMY WEBB ON IMUS IN THE MORNING
“America’s Songwriter” Jimmy Webb stops by the studio to talk with the I-Man about his new book "The Cake and the Rain".
April 18, 2017

Don't miss the Phoenix and Johnny Rivers story as shared by Jimmy, a topic of much discussion here on Glen Campbell Forums. :)

:arrow: http://www.imus.com/video/2017/4/18/jimmy-webb.html
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby 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

:arrow: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... ra-w476622

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby 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

Postby Dee » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:54 am

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain
mankatofreepress.com
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

Postby Dee » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:17 pm

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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
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

Postby 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/


--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/

See you there?
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby 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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