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I am a lineman for the county......

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TeleinTX, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. TeleinTX

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    Glen Campbell with Stone Temple Pilots, playing the baritone (Danelectro?). The DeLeo Brothers are incredibly talented (guitarist and bassist). One of the greatest songs ever written by Jimmy Webb. STP has lost so many of the people they've played with: Glen, Scott, and Chester.





    REM's version of Wichita Lineman from 1994. They didn't play the chords the same, but Michael Stipe gave a good rendition.





    Guns & Roses tribute, right after Glen died. Axl knew the lyrics without a tele-prompter. I remember that song as a kid, so friggin beautiful and haunting. Got to see Jimmy Webb awhile back, where he played the piano and told stories about all the songs he had written, and especially about his friendship with Glen. Tear-jerker, for sure. Does anyone know who the 3rd guitarist is, playing the white Gretsch? His lead was spot on and Slash at the end with the acoustic, nice touch.




    Not long before Glen died, he worked with another one of my favorite songwriters, Paul Westerberg (Replacements, Solo, Grandpaboy). Paul wrote this song specifically for Glen, and he's the guy in the video carry the painting. Glen covered several of Paul's songs. The musicians playing with Glen are some of his kids. Some of the paintings are interesting, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, good company to keep. I think they showed them was that they were all musicians and during the 60's & '70's, they all had variety shows on television. If you've ever seen the Replacement's video of "Bastards of Young", you'll recognize Westerberg sitting down, watching the stereo, just like on this video. Nice touch.




    Sorry, I dunno why, but I just started thinking about Glen Campbell the last few days. What an amazing talent. I mean the guy played with the Beach Boys and was part of the Wrecking Crew of session masters. RIP

    Some of other's hits he played on.
    https://www.onlineguitarbase.com/glen-campbell-session-guitarist-hit-songs-played/
     
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    Huge, huge, HUGE song!
     
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    If i can ever get around to mastering this beautiful version, I'll die a happy man
     
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    Great song. Glen was an incomparable talent. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Some haunting harmonies here in this shoegaze version
     
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    That song gets me every time. I prefer Glen's original version, not that there aren't equally good versions. I just dig Glen.
     
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    Look at some of the other songs Jimmy Webb wrote. I didn't know he wrote The Highwayman, covered by Cash, Waylon, Kristofferson and Willie. They named their supergroup "The Highwaymen".


    BILLBOARD'S TOP 10 SONGS WRITTEN BY JIMMY WEBB
    01. MacArthur Park – Donna Summer, 1978
    02. Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell, 1969
    03. MacArthur Park – Richard Harris, 1968
    04. Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge, 1969
    05. Galveston – Glen Campbell, 1969
    06. Up, Up And Away – The Fifth Dimension, 1967
    07. All I Know – Art Garfunkel, 1973
    08. Honey Come Back – Glen Campbell, 1970
    09. By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen Campbell, 1967
    10. Where's The Playground Susie – Glen Campbell, 1969


    IMMY WEBB SONGS
    A Tramp Shining
    Adios
    After All The Loves Of My Life
    All I Know
    All My Love’s Laughter
    Alyce Blue Gown
    Angel Heart
    Another Lullaby
    Asleep On The Wind
    Belmont Avenue
    By The Time I Get To Phoenix
    Carpet Man
    Cheap Lovin’
    Christiaan No
    Cloudman
    Crying In My Sleep
    Dancing Girl
    Didn’t We
    Do What You Gotta Do
    Dream Worth Keeping
    Dreams/Pax/Nepenthe
    Easy For You To Say
    Eleventh Song, The
    Elvis And Me
    Evie (See Euie)
    Epilogue
    Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon
    Feet in the Sunshine
    For TV Show “Tales From the Crypt”
    Loved To Death
    Gayla
    Grow Young
    Highwayman, The
    The Hive
    Honey, Come Back
    I Don’t Know How To Love You Anymore
    I Keep It Hid
    If These Walls Could Speak
    If This Was the Last Song
    If You Must Leave My Life
    If You See Me Getting Smaller
    In The Final Hours
    Interim
    Is There Love After You?
    It Won’t Bring Her Back
    It’s A Sin When You Love Somebody
    Someone Else
    Just Like Always
    Just This One Time
    Lady Fits Her Blue Jeans
    Light Years
    MacArthur Park
    Marionette
    Mixed Up Girl
    The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
    Mr. Shuck ‘n’ Jive
    My Christmas Tree
    Name Of My Sorrow
    Ocean In His Eyes
    Oklahoma Nights
    Once In The Morning
    One Of The Nicer Things
    Only One Life
    Orange Air
    P.F. Sloan
    Paper Chase
    Paper Cup
    Piano
    Postcards From Paris
    Pocketful of Keys
    Requiem: 820 Latham
    Rosecrans Blvd.
    Saturday Suit
    Scissors Cut
    See You Then
    Shattered
    She Moves, Eyes Follow
    Skylark, A Meditation (See Skylark)
    Skywriter
    Someone Is Standing Outside
    Still Within The Sound Of My Voice
    Summer’s Daughter
    Sunshower
    That’s The Way It Is
    That’s The Way It Was
    The Girls’ Song
    The Hymns From The Grand Terrace
    The Magic Garden
    The Yard Went On Forever
    These Are All Mine
    This Is Where I Came In
    This Is Your LifeTime Flies
    To Make It Easier On You
    Too Young To Die
    Up, Up And Away
    Wasn’t There A Moment
    Watermark
    What Does A Woman See In A Man
    Whatever Happened To Christmas
    When Can Brown Begin
    Where Do Unicorns Go
    Where The Universes Are
    Where’s The Playground, Susie
    Where Words End (Just Across the River)
    Wichita Lineman
    Wooden Planes
    Worst That Could Happen, The
    You Can’t Treat The Wrong Man Right
    You Might As Well Smile
    Soundtrack of THE LAST UNICORN (with the London Symphony)

    The Last Unicorn
    Man’s Road
    In the Sea
    Now That I’m a Woman
    That’s All I’ve Got to Say
    The Last Unicorn Part 2
    Forest Awakens: The Unicorn Forest/The Hunters
    Red Soup
    Red Bull Attacks
    The Cat
    The Tree
    Haggard’s Unicorns
    Bull-Unicorn-Woman
    Unicorns in the Sea
    Unicorn and Lir
     
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    I was a lineman for the Cleveland Browns. That's why they lost so much.
     
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    Glen's original version is recorded perfection, one of the pinnacles of LA studio magic. The acoustic guitars at the beginning, the drums and when the trombones come in are notable touches.
     
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    How about the Johnny A version?

     
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    It's always good to see a thread honoring one of the all-time greats. Glen was one of my favorite artists of all time.
     
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    Great tune!
    Here are another couple of cool covers

     
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    I was 6 when this song was released and it’s always been a favourite, wonderful song. It’s one of those songs that stays with you...
     
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    Here ya go -- apparently everything you need to know about this epic song in about 270-plus pages. I'll let you know when I get round to reading it -- it's about fifth in my 'to read' pile.

    I'm wondering if there's a book in Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger.

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