Happy Birthday, Jimmy Webb.
A tremendous article was published today by udiscovermusic in honor of Jimmy's birthday:
Jimmy Webb And The Great Americana Songbook
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
By Martin Chilton
Article with special audio links and a JW playlist of songs:It is fair to say that Americana, a melting pot of classic country, folk, bluegrass, Celtic music, Southern rock and Delta blues, has its own equivalent of The Great American Songbook – The Great Americana Songbook, if you will – and pre-eminent among the titan songwriters of that genre is (Jimmy) Webb.
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