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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:00 am

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AN EVENING WITH JIMMY WEBB AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
JimmyWebb.com
April 17, 2017

“Few singers blend grit and grandeur like Jimmy Webb… [his] voice is like an old Mustang heading through a treacherous yet often gorgeous landscape.”
— ROLLING STONE
America’s greatest living songwriter, Jimmy Webb, is making his way to our shores in June and will see him perform in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth. The composer and singer, known worldwide as a master of his trade, will perform his catalogue of hits to Australian audiences.

:arrow: https://www.jimmywebb.com/the-news/
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:49 pm

5 to find: Performers who collaborated with songwriter Jimmy Webb
By Jimmie Tramel
Tulsa World
April 19, 2017

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Webb’s multi-genre works have been performed by just about everyone in the music world, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Kanye West. Here’s a sampling of five singers or groups who helped turn Webb’s songs into hits.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:39 pm

Jimmy Webb Sheds New Light on "Galveston" and Other Classics
Houston Press
by Chris Gray
April 29, 2016

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Super insightful article about the origins of "Galveston" and "Highwayman", popular topics here on Glen Campbell Forums.
This article is a year old but popped up in my press feed this week. I believe a fan recently posted here asking if JW had traveled to Galveston early in his life. Here's your answer from Mr. Webb himself!
“JIMMY WEBB: I was always fascinated with the Gulf, and I got a chance to see the big water a couple of times with my dad,” he says. “I used to do evangelical stuff; go out and do revivals and stuff with my dad, so I got to see the water and the big boats and everything. I always remembered that, so when I started writing this song, I wanted to write a song about a blue-collar guy. My hero is just a regular guy, and that’s the guy I write about most of the time.”

:arrow: http://www.houstonpress.com/music/jimmy ... cs-8362586
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:18 pm

Jimmy Webb: A Life Lived In New Memoir
By Dave Gil de Rubio
Long Island Weekly
April 27, 2017
“‘WICHITA LINEMAN’ IS A SIMPLE SONG ABOUT AN ORDINARY MAN THINKING EXTRAORDINARY THOUGHTS.” —BILLY JOEL

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JIMMY WEBB: In examining my memory, I realized that my story intersected some of the important events that happened in the 1960s in a very definite and almost spooky way. I thought this might be a thread that would make a book,” he explained.

:arrow: https://longislandweekly.com/jimmy-webb ... ew-memoir/
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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.

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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. :)

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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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