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How The Wrecking Crew Secretly Recorded Some of the Biggest Hits of the 1960s & 70s

The top flight crew of L.A. studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew acquired their name, legend has it, because they “were wrecking the business for everyone else,” writes Janet Maslin at The New York Times­, meaning older session players who couldn’t keep up. Drummers like Hal Blaine (“who justifiably calls himself ’10 of Your Favorite Drummers’ on his Web site”) and guitarists like Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye could play anything put in front of them perfectly, in one take, with th...
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Spotify adds a centralized hub to learn more about songwriters

Royalties aside, songwriters are often unsung heroes of music making. Sure, some — like Carole King and Jimmy Webb — become well-known in their own right, but more often than not, names are relegated to the liner notes. A new feature in Spotify seeks to correct that — or at least offers listeners a way to take deeper dives into the catalogues of the people behind their favorite songs. Songwriter Hub is a new offering that aggregates information about some of the industry’s biggest and most pr...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Tech, Carole King, Justin Tranter, Jimmy Webb, Nija, Smith Missy Elliott Teddy Geiger Ben Billions, Songwriter Hub

The punk-rock style legacy of Trash and Vaudeville’s Jimmy Webb

"He was known for helping people look hotter and sexier but be comfortable in it."
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'Proust in streetwear': punk rock stylist Jimmy Webb dies at 62

New Yorker helped fashion looks for the likes of Iggy Pop, Madonna and Beyoncé Jimmy Webb, the New York stylist who helped dress the likes of Debbie Harry, the Ramones and Iggy Pop, has died aged 62.Webb was a salesman and a buyer at Trash and Vaudeville, a shop located in New York’s East Village, which came to define a punk rock style with skinny silhouettes and leather goods. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Punk, Iggy Pop, Blondie, East Village, Webb, Jimmy Webb, Vaudeville, Iggy Pop Madonna, Beyoncé Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb, beloved eccentric of NYC’s Trash and Vaudeville shop, dead at 62

Jimmy Webb, a downtown fixture and enthusiastic salesman and buyer at iconic East Village rocker fashion haven Trash and Vaudeville, has died, his longtime friends confirm. He was 62. “We are all going to miss our wonderful friend Jimmy Webb,” Debbie Harry, legendary Blondie frontwoman and Webb muse, 74, told The Post. “There goes a...
Tags: Fashion, Blondie, East Village, Webb, Jimmy Webb, Vaudeville, Jimmy Webb Debbie Harry

National Recording Registry Inducts Classics by Dr. Dre, Mister Rogers and Cheap Trick

Mister Rogers, meet Dr. Dre. Memphis Minnie, meet “Dusty in Memphis.” “Wichita Lineman,” wave hello to the “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” say hi to Whitney Houston. And perhaps in the time of coronavirus, all these classic records can help — in the words of Eddy Arnold — “Make the World Go […]
Tags: News, Glen Campbell, Library Of Congress, Whitney Houston, Memphis, Rogers, Dr. Dre, Cheap Trick, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Village People, Jimmy Webb, Eddy Arnold, National Recording Registry, Wichita Lineman, Mister Rogers

The enduring beauty of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman" and one of the greatest musical couplets ever written

Lithub has a wonderful piece on the classic Jimmy Webb composition, "Wichita Lineman," one of the most enduring pop songs ever written. Made famous by the late Glen Campbell, the author of piece describes the song as one that "defies the injustice of repetition." And then, there's that amazing "I need you more than want you" couplet. There is little ambiguity about the greatest couplet ever written. The punchline—the sucker punch—of “Wichita Lineman,” the line in the song that resonates so much,...
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Michael Kiwanuka Journeys Into His Soul

"Light", the closing song, is a deeply soulful ballad that might attempt to answer the questions raised by "Solid Ground". With a combination of enigmatic lyrics and music, "Light" might gently evoke some of Jimmy Webb's haunting songs for some listeners. The gradual fadeout of "Light" features an eerie guitar solo and backing singers repeating the lyric, "A mile apart, leave and be free". As the end of the Kiwanuka journey, "Light" leaves the listener in a completely different destination fro...
Tags: Music, Review, R&B, Indie Rock, Jimmy Webb, Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka, Folk Rock, Alternative r&b, Indie folk, Solid Ground With

Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Western Stars’ Film, Explains ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Cover at New York Premiere

It’s been widely reported that for his most recent album, “Western Stars,” Bruce Springsteen sought inspiration from styles of music he had never previously leaned on: the smooth orchestrated pop that composers such as Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach perfected in the 1960s and ‘70s. As he pointed out, less noted is the fact that for the […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Burt Bacharach, New York Premiere, Rhinestone Cowboy, Jimmy Webb, Western Stars

Nick Cave delivers powerful songs and stories at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Nick Cave entered the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage in darkness, and he spent the next two-and-a-half hours illuminating it with what he called “an experiment in intimacy.” Dressed in a three-piece suit, a white shirt open at the neck and patent leather loafers, the singer-songwriter was there for the final night of an American tour called “Conversations with Nick Cave: An Evening of Talk and Music,” which is both an accurate description of the event and an understatement of the power of Cave’s...
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Music Unbound

From the time I began playing music, there was a clear line defined by almost every institution, private teacher, scholarship, competition, music festival, mouthpiece option, etude book, sound concept, etc. that let me know there was such a thing as jazz music and such a thing as classical music. And while they might rub elbows at moments in history, with outliers aplenty, they were always treated as two distinctly different art forms meant for two different audiences, two different history book...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Analysis, Moon, Steve Reich, Jazz, Classical, Coltrane, Greenstein, Judd, Village Vanguard, Jimmy Webb, Judd Greenstein, Groove, Genre, Hollenbeck

Bruce Springsteen Finds a New Sound By Looking To the Past

"Hello Sunshine," the first single from Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album Western Stars, shares the same melancholy space as early '70s ballads by Jimmy Webb and Kris Kristofferson.(Image credit: Kalle Gustafsson / trunkarchive.)
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ASCAP Elects New Board Of Directors

ASCAP has released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors and named the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2019. In addition to ASCAP President and Board Chairman Paul Williams, the writer members who were re-elected in the at-large field are: composer Joel Beckerman; composer Richard Bellis; composer Bruce Broughton; songwriter/producer Desmond Child; composer Dan Foliart; songwriter/c...
Tags: Music, US, Williams, James, Ascap, Board, Bruce Houghton, Bruce Broughton, Irwin, Marcus Miller, Paul Williams, Sony ATV Music Publishing, Jimmy Webb, Joel Beckerman, Michelle Lewis, Richard Bellis

50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and music singles of 1969

In 1969 you either bought your music on black plastic circles and used a needle to scratch sounds out of the vinyl, heard it on the airwaves, most likely on a lo-fi AM radio, or, if you were lucky, saw your favorite bands and musicians live in concert. The best-selling album of the year, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” plateaued at No. 4 on the charts, but that’s probably because the 10 albums that made it to the top were more uniformly solid, nearly all of them still considered classics....
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elvis Presley, Lodi, Charles Manson, Cher, Beatles, Diana Ross, Romeo, Ross, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant

Highlights Nov. 5-11, 2018

Godfather at the revolution Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. Longing T he Sun makes a trine aspect to Neptune this week (Nov. 5, 10:40 pm) on the Sabian Symbol, Telephone linesmen at work installing new connections, which evokes one of my very favorite records. Never was a song more filled with high lonesome longing than Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman;” it epitomizes the delicious pain of yearning and nostalgia that ...
Tags: Hollywood, Rome, Moon, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Astrology, David Foster Wallace

Randy Kennedy's Playlist for His Novel "Presidio"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Randy Kennedy's novel Presidio is an assured and original debut. Booklist wrote of the book: "Kennedy employs a conversational and reflective tone as he skillfully explores the na...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Paul Simon, America, David, Williams, Willie Nelson, Nashville, San Antonio, Kennedy, Central Park, Eagles, Nick Drake, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

Julian Gough's Playlist for His Novel "Connect"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Julian Gough's novel Connect is propulsive and ambitious, one of the most thought-provoking books of the year. Booklist wrote of the book: "Connect imagines a world of systems wit...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Berlin, America, Fbi, Stephen Malkmus, Body, David, Ireland, Cameroon, David Bowie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kate Bush, Times, Brian Eno, Wilhelm Reich

Comedy Roundup (5/7): Nick Thune, Michael Ian Black, Mo Welch, Hari Kondabolu, more

Plus: Martin Short & Steve Martin, "Running Late with Scott Rogowsky," Conner O'Malley, John Lutz & Scott Adsit, the 5th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza, Sasheer Zamata, and more funny stuff. Continue reading… [Author: Arielle Gordon]
Tags: Music, Steve Martin, Sasheer Zamata, Music News, Martin Short, Neko Case, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Frank Nelson, Jo Firestone, Eugene Mirman, George Gordon, Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, Michelle Buteau, Zach Sims

Soul Serenade: The Holy Trinity of Soul (Isaac Hayes Vinyl Reissues)

Isaac Hayes began his career as a session musician. He was called on to sub for Booker T. Jones when Jones was at school, studying for his music degree at Indiana University. There were occasions, however, when both keyboard players appeared on the same record. Obviously, Hayes’ talent as a keyboard player was acknowledged by Stax management but I wonder if anyone knew at the time that one day he would be the savior, at least temporarily, of the company that he was playing occasional piano for. ...
Tags: Music, Atlantic, Jones, The Jackson 5, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Stax Records, Indiana University, Dionne Warwick, Porter, Soulsville, Otis Redding, Pitts, Hayes, David Porter

NHRA’s Leah Pritchett feels ‘sense of home’ in Arizona

Chances are NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver Leah Pritchett never met songwriter Jimmy Webb, although they grew up a few miles apart in San Bernardino County. However, they have one thing in common: Phoenix has played a major roles in their lives. In 1965, Colton’s Webb penned “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” one of his many hits. Although first recorded by Johnny Rivers that same year, it was the 1967 version by Glen Campbell that reached the top of the charts. More than 50 years later, Pritchett r...
Tags: Sports, Glen Campbell, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Arizona, Nascar, Motorsports, Johnny Rivers, Phoenix, Alexander, Elliott, Don, Matt Kenseth, Colton, Daytona

Soul Serenade: Hugh Masekela, “Grazing in the Grass”

Hugh Masekela died this week. The South African trumpeter had a big instrumental hit with “Grazing in the Grass” in 1968 and the Friends of Distinction followed-up the next year with a vocal version of Philemon Hou’s song and it was also a hit. But that one hit was hardly the whole story. Masekela was born in a town called Witbank. Although he played piano as a child he found inspiration in a Kirk Douglas film called Young Man With a Horn (based on the life of jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke) and tu...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Paul Simon, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Harry Belafonte, Broadway, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Botswana, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Miriam Makeba

The “Humans of New York” Photo Project Becomes a 13-Part Video Documentary Series: Watch It Free Online

New York, New York—there are many ways of assessing whether or not you’ve “made” it here—these days it includes an appearance on photographer Brandon Stanton’s wildly popular blog, Humans of New York, in which a spontaneous street portrait is anchored by a personal quote or longer anecdote. Following several books and a UN-sponsored world tour to document humans in over twenty countries, the project has morphed into a 13-episode docu-series as part of Facebook’s original video content platform. ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Books, Photography, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Creativity, New York Times, Un, Bushwick, Nyu, Coney Island

Hear Fleet Foxes Cover Nina Simone’s “Do What You Gotta Do”

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott did a BBC Radio 6 Music live session that aired today. As Pitchfork points out, they played two tracks: Crack-Up's "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me" and "Do What You Gotta Do," a song that was written by Jimmy Webb and … More »
Tags: Music, Nina Simone, Fleet Foxes, BBC Radio, Robin Pecknold, Jimmy Webb, Casey Wescott

Ashley Gorley Named Songwriter Of The Year At ASCAP Country Music Awards 2017

Country music's best gathered at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Monday night for the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, with songwriter Ashley Gorley taking top honors as the ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year for the fifth time in his career.  Gorley was recognized for his nine-chart topping hits in the past year and is the first ASCAP songwriter to accomplish such a feat in the field of country music.  Grammy Award-winning artist Rodney Crowell was presented with the AS...
Tags: Music, Nashville, Oklahoma, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Music Business, Ascap, Major Labels, Phoenix, Bruce Houghton, Matthews, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Ryman Auditorium, Crowell, Ashley Gorley

Photos: 2017 51st Annual CMA Awards, country fashion hits the red carpet

Faith Hill, left, and Tim McGraw arrive at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Maren Morris, left, and Ryan Hurd arrive at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Keith Urban arrives at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Brittany Snow arrives at the 51st annual CMA Award...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Niall Horan, Osborne, Tim McGraw, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Invision, Grey, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Midland, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Lauren Alaina

Gotcha Covered: “Wichita Lineman”

When Glen Campbell passed earlier this month, the first songs that came to mind for people to remember him by tended to vary amidst all the impulsive reactions. Me, I figured hearing him sing the best Brian Wilson song Brian Wilson never sang was how I wanted to memorialize him. Others went … More »
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, List, Brian Wilson, Johnny Cash, Freddie Hubbard, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Webb, the Meters, R.E.M, Gotcha Covered, British Electric Foundation, Justus Köhncke, Urge Overkill

Otto, Cannonball and Glen

This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Otto Penzler, mystery-fiction editor and owner of New York's Mysterious Bookshop, for my "House Call" column in the paper's Mansion section (go here). Penzler's childhood was quite harrowing. In the late 1930s, his mother married a German here illegally. The couple then moved to Germany, and Otto was born in 1942. His mother was trapped there under Nazi rule and his father was killed on the Eastern front sweeping for mines. Otto survived, m...
Tags: New York, Germany, Glen Campbell, America, Los Angeles, Rebecca, Switzerland, Jazz, Coldplay, Frank Sinatra, Wall Street Journal, Joe Zawinul, Don, Campbell, Wichita, Gibson

Remembrance: Glen Campbell, by the rivers of my memory

Buzz Bands LA contributing writer Steve Hochman has been covering popular and unpopular music for more than 30 years. He reports for KPCC’s “Take Two” and San Francisco station KQED’s “The California Report” and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Musician, Entertainment Weekly and AOL, among others. Here, he shares the story of the day in 2011 when he interviewed Glen Campbell, who died Tuesday at age 81. • • • Glen Campbell sits on the edge of a pool table in his ...
Tags: Music, Featured, News, Glen Campbell, San Francisco, Arkansas, Alzheimer's Disease, Aol, John Wayne, Kim, Malibu, Ray Charles, Phoenix, Sinatra, Paul Westerberg, Campbell

Jimmy Webb Recalls His Partnership With Glen Campbell

Webb wrote some of the songs that Campbell made so famous, and he recalls their partnership in his memoir, "The Cake and the Rain."
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Listen to 10 Essential Glen Campbell Songs

From his collaborations with Jimmy Webb in the 1960s to his farewell two months ago, hear some of the most moving performances by an American Everyman.
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