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 Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Layne Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "MacArthur Park", "Wichita Lineman", "Worst That Could Happen", "Galveston" and "All I Know".[1] He had successful collaborations with Glen Campbell, Michael Feinstein, Linda Ronstadt, the 5th Dimension, the Supremes, Art Garfunkel and Richard Harris.

Jimmy was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990. He received the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award in 2003, the ASCAP "Voice of Music" Award in 2006 and the Ivor Novello Special International Award in 2012. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the 50 years between 1940 and 1990.[3] Webb is the only artist ever to receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration.
Rock and pop music produced a number of legendary singer/songwriters in the '60s and '70s -- artists who were celebrated as both performers and as tunesmiths. But Jimmy Webb was one of the very few who gained genuine fame as a songwriter that outstripped his recognition as a vocalist. Like Burt Bacharach (one of his key inspirations), Webb wrote some of the most iconic songs of the era, including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Up, Up and Away," "MacArthur Park," and "Didn't We," and he often had a hand in the production and arrangements of their best-known recordings. Webb's best songs were literate but down-to-earth character studies that offered a glimpse into the rich interior lives of ordinary people, as well as the joys and sorrows that were part of everyday lives. Webb was most celebrated for his lyrics, but his melodies were graceful and complemented the moods of his stories, moving from sunny chamber pop to introspective contemplations of lost love. Although other artists had more chart success with his tunes, Webb was also active as a recording artist through the '70s, making his debut with 1970's Words and Music and earning strong reviews for 1971's And So: On and 1977's El Mirage, albums steeped in polished soft rock that found him exploring the more personal side of his muse. Webb spent most of the '80s away from the studio, but he returned with the contemplative Suspending Disbelief in 1992, and would record at his own casual but consistent pace in the decades to come, revisiting his best-known songs on 1996's Ten Easy Pieces, recording with his family on 2009's Cottonwood Farms, and delivering his interpretations of the work of his favorite songwriters on 2019's SlipCover.

Jimmy Webb was born the son of a Baptist minister in Elk City, Oklahoma, on August 15, 1946. An avid music enthusiast as a boy, he made his first public appearance as a performer playing the organ at his father's church, and even then, he improvised, rearranged, and re-harmonized the hymns. In his teens, he began his composing career with religious songs, and later led his own rock & roll band. In his teens, Webb began exploring the craft of songwriting, and he would pen "follow-up" tunes extemporizing on popular songs of the day. He quickly realized that his songs were sometimes superior to the originals, and set his sights on a career as a songwriter.


juan manuel muñoz said...

Mil gracias, amigo. Saludos.