Jimmy Webb On World Cafe Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs a six-song set in this Sense of Place: Toronto session. In a conversation with host David Dye, the musician discusses how he was inspired to write some of his most popular songs.
Songwriter Jimmy Webb Tells The Stories Behind His Classics
November 15, 2013 - Jimmy Webb is a songwriter, composer, and singer who has written hits including "Up, Up and Away," "By the Time I get to Phoenix," "Galveston," and "MacArthur Park."
His songs have been performed by artists ranging from Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, The Supremes, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Art Garfunkel, America, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., and Barbra Streisand. At the age of 21 at the 1967 Grammys he collected an unprecedented 8 awards for “Up, Up, and Away” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” He joins us today at the piano in front of an audience and explains the inspiration behind the songs. He has a new album Still Within the Sound of My Voice.
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Recent Release:Still Within the Sound of My Voice
Release Date:September 10, 2013
Label: Entertainment One