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The Resource The cake and the rain : a memoir, Jimmy Webb

The cake and the rain : a memoir, Jimmy Webb

Label
The cake and the rain : a memoir
Title
The cake and the rain
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Webb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne. Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for profession. Webb was a preacher's son whose father climbed off a tractor to receive his epiphany, and Jimmy, barely out of his teen age years, sank down into the driver's seat of a Cobra to speed to Las Vegas to meet with Elvis. Classics such as 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 were all recorded by some of the most important voices in pop before Webb's twenty-fifth birthday: he thought it was easy. The sixties were a supernova, and Webb was at their centre, whipsawed from the proverbial humble beginnings into a moneyed and manic international world of beautiful women, drugs, cars and planes. That stew almost took him down -- but Webb survived, his passion for music and work among his lifelines. The Cake and The Rain is a surprising and unusual book: Webb's talent as a writer and storyteller is here on every page. His book is rich with a sense of time and place, and with the voices of characters, vanished and living, famous and not, but all intimately involved with him in his youth, when life seemed nothing more than a party and Webb the eternal guest of honour
Summary
The Grammy Award-winning songwriter, author of Tunesmith and youngest inductee into the National Songwriters' Hall of Fame traces his religious upbringing in Oklahoma, struggles with addiction and meteoric successes with artists ranging from The Supremes and The Fifth Dimension to Johnny Cash and Art Garfunkel
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10558759
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Webb, Jimmy
Dewey number
782.42164092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webb, Jimmy
  • Webb, Jimmy
  • Musicians
  • Lyricists
  • Composers
  • Country musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
The cake and the rain : a memoir, Jimmy Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060447611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781785586187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The cake and the rain : a memoir, Jimmy Webb
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060447611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781785586187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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