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is he any good? ive been told id like him. what should i get of his?
but I don't think I've heard his recordings - I'm more familiar with versions other people have done. There's a record called "Ten Easy Pieces" which is him singing some of his most famous songs, I'd get that (I've just added it on Amazon):
and/or get "20 Golden Greats" by Glen Campbell
"A Tramp Shining" and "The Yard Went On Forever" which you can get on one CD called "MacArthur Park".
And yes - also get any of Glenn Campbell's late '60s stuff (much of which was written by Webb)
is a brilliant Campbell compilation.
also, once you're into Jimmy Webb, try Isaace Hayes' version of 'By the time I get to Phoenix' from 'Hot Buttered Soul'. It's 20 minutes long and awesome.
I listened to Nick Cave's version of "... Phoenix" about six or seven times over the weekend.
It's on his "Cyles" LP. Campbell's is the definitive one, though..
Webb's songs are so damn good that I guess they are hard to do badly. I'm sure someone or other has succeeded, however.
"Wichita Lineman" alone has been covered so many times that there must be some right stinkers
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Thanks for the tip.
He's a kind gent.
how good is 'Kicking against the pricks'? 'Black Betty' and 'Hey Joe' alone make it worth buying.
I have a semi-egotistical obsession with versions of "Hey Joe", as it happens
because it never really kicks off, just simmers really menacingly.
but NC's bloodthirsty drawl is always welcome.
Anyone got the version by Les Problemes on the LP, 'Antoine et les Problemes'?
but if anyone has it, Grockle will...