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Jimmy Webb

p, *1946 US, Elk City, Oklahoma
Singer / Composer / Songwriter of Pop and Rock
A.k.a. James Layne Webb Git-tar

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", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "The Worst That Could Happen", "All I Know", and "MacArthur Park". He has had successful collaborations with Glen Campbell, Michael Feinstein, The 5th Dimension, Art Garfunkel, and Richard Harris. In addition, his compositions have been performed by many popular contemporary artists, including America, Johnny Cash, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Cocker, Judy Collins, John Denver, Amy Grant, Isaac Hayes, Thelma Houston, Billy Joel, Tom Jones, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Rod McKuen, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., Carly Simon, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand,

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Vocals
  • Accordion
  • Vibraphone
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Wichita Lineman (feat. Billy Joel & Jerry Douglas) on Just Across The River by Jimmy Webb
The Highwayman on El Mirage by Jimmy Webb
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress on El Mirage by Jimmy Webb
The Highwayman (feat. Mark Knopfler) on Just Across The River by Jimmy Webb
If These Walls Could Speak on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
Wichita Lineman on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
MacArthur Park on In Session by Glen Campbell & Jimmy Webb
Galveston on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress on In Session by Glen Campbell & Jimmy Webb
Didn't We on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Original Album SeriesJimmy Webb2015Album
Still Within The Sound Of My VoiceJimmy Webb2013Album
Glen Campbell And Jimmy Webb In Session...Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb2012Album
Just Across The RiverJimmy Webb2010Album
Cottonwood FarmJimmy Webb & The Webb Brothers2009Album
Live And At Large In The UkJimmy Webb2007Album
Soul Man / The Elephant HuntDennis Bryant / Jimmy Webb2007Single
Oklahoma RisingOklahoma City Philharmonic, Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill2006Single
Archive + LiveJimmy Webb2005Compil.
Twilight Of The RenegadesJimmy Webb2005Album
The Moon's a Harsh Mistress: Jimmy Webb in the SeventiesJimmy Webb2004Compil.
And Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain... The Classic Songs Of Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb1998Compil.
Ten Easy PiecesJimmy Webb1996Album
ArchiveJimmy Webb1993Compil.
Suspending DisbeliefJimmy Webb1993Album
Angel HeartJimmy Webb1982Album
Selections From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Voices"Jimmy Webb1979Album
If You See Me Getting Smaller, I'm LeavingJimmy Webb1977Single
Where The Universes AreJimmy Webb1977Single
The Highwayman / Christiaan NoJimmy Webb1977Single
El MirageJimmy Webb1977Album
Land's EndJimmy Webb1974Album
Crying In My SleepJimmy Webb1974Single
Feet In The SunshineJimmy Webb1974Single
The Naked ApeJimmy Webb1973Album
The Naked Ape (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Jimmy Webb1973Album
Love HurtsJimmy Webb1972Single
Campo De Encino / Once In The MorningJimmy Webb1972Single
LettersJimmy Webb1972Album
And So: OnJimmy Webb1971Album
P.F. SloanJimmy Webb1971Single
Stephen Stills / Words And MusicStephen Stills / Jimmy Webb1971Album
Lost Generation / I Can't QuitJimmy Webb1970Single
Words And MusicJimmy Webb1970Album
Jim Webb Sings Jim WebbJimmy Webb1968Album
One Of The Nicer ThingsJimmy Webb1968Single
One Of The Nicer ThingsJimmy Webb1968Single
I Can't Get It / I Can't QuitJimmy Webb1966Single
Aquarius / Let The Sunshine InThe Fifth Dimension Arranged & Conducted By Jimmy WebbCompil.
Psalm For The Semi LivingJimmy WebbAlbum
The Jimmy Webb SongbookJimmy WebbCompil.
Where Does Brown BeginJimmy WebbAlbum
Old Friend/Strum BumJimmy WebbSingle
A Good Womans Love (Thank You Lord) / Little AnnieJimmy WebbSingle
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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