This is the index page
for my site on American legendary singer-songwriter
Jimmy Webb. Who is Jimmy Webb I hear you cry?
Over the years Jimmy has
written some of our generations most outstanding songs,
yet he is still relatively unknown. His songs have been
recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand and Frank
Sinatra and you hear them on the radio every day.
You may still be confused
but if I say he wrote "By the Time I Get to
Phoenix," "Witchita Lineman," "Galvaston,"
"Macarthur Park" you can see the pedigree of
Radio Two featured Jimmy
and his music on one of their shows and Art Garfunkel
summed it all up with the following words:
"Jimmy is tragically
under appreciated.... I think that kind of lack of
appreciation is quite tough and his heart has been
broken over the years... to be so good and so inside is
a killer, why is it that good is not the same thing as
popular? How can he be so good and have such a hard time
getting it through. He is a musical genius."
Certainly Jimmy's music
has been with me since the first time I heard MacArthur
Park. I seem to remember having the radio on whilst I
was helping my mother to wash up. The song came on and I
was stopped in my tracks. This was so different. Few
records over the years have had that same cor blimey,
wow factor. For me Without You by Nilsson, American Pie
by Don McLean and Mockingbird by Barclay James Harvest
are the only tracks to even approach it.
From that point onwards I
looked out Jimmy's music. happily buying albums blind
when Webb tracks were included or when he appeared
amongst the production credits. I was rarely
Jimmy Webb is a
songwriting genius, he is disgracefully under-rated. If
this section of my web site addresses that in some small
way then I will be more than happy.
So find out more by
clicking on the following links:
Reviews of Jimmy's solo albums and other albums
containing his songs
of Jimmy Webb songs recorded by other artists
of a Jimmy Webb concert from Cambridge, England
of albums on which Jimmy's songs appear
Webb's official web site
for Jimmy Webb on Wikipedia