Jimmy Webb

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James Layne "Jimmy" 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 The 5th Dimension, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, and Art Garfunkel. In addition, his compositions have been performed by many popular contemporary artists, including Linda Ronstadt, The Supremes, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Rod McKuen, Frank Sinatra, Thelma Houston, The Temptations, Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Judy Collins, Donna Summer, America, Amy Grant, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Tom Jones, Michael Feinstein, Rosemary Clooney, R.E.M., Cassandra Wilson, and Carly Simon.

Webb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990. He received the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award in 2003, the ASCAP "Voice of Music" Award in 2006, and the Ivor Novello Special International Award in 2012. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 and 1990. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Jim Webb Sings Jim Webb Jimmy Webb 1
1970 Words and Music Jimmy Webb 2
1971 And So: On Jimmy Webb 2
1972 Letters Jimmy Webb 2
1977 El Mirage Jimmy Webb 3
1996 Ten Easy Pieces Jimmy Webb 1
2005 Twilight of the Renegades Jimmy Webb 1
2008 Live and at Large Jimmy Webb 1
2013 Still Within the Sound of My Voice Jimmy Webb 1
Just Across the River Jimmy Webb 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Archive + Live Jimmy Webb 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Moon's a Harsh Mistress Jimmy Webb 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 The Last Unicorn Jimmy Webb / America 4 3

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Suspending Disbelief Jimmy Webb 1

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