Jimmy Webb

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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The legendary Jimmy Webb - 'nuf said.


 

"Macarthur Park is melting in the dark..."

"By the time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising..."

"And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line..."

Jimmy Webb's sprawling list of accomplishments have taken him to the rare artistic and commercial stratosphere. Bursting onto the scene with five top ten hits in the late sixties, Webb's songs have been recorded by Glen Cambpell, Richard Harris, Frank Sinatra, Linda Rondstadt, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, among others. His classic song "Wichita Lineman" (hailed the greatest song of all time in Blender's Oct/Nov 2001 issue and listed in MOJO Magazine’s worldwide survey of the best one hundred singles of all time), earned James Taylor a "best male pop vocal" Grammy nomination this past year. Other classic songs include "The Highwayman," "Galveston," and "If These Walls Could Speak."

Jimmy is a multiple Grammy winner (the only musician to ever receive awards for lyrics, music, and orchestration), a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and serves on ASCAP's board of directors. He has scored and arranged for major motion pictures and television series, including The Santa Clause, "Tales from the Crypt", and "E/R". His book about songwriting, entitled Tunesmith, is a bestseller and is regarded as "the Bible of songwriting" by many esteemed peers. Simply put, Jimmy Webb's cultural influence is profound.

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