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    I enjoyed listening to this. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Webb. I don't think he get the attention he deserves.

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    I'm not a great expert on Jimmy Webb's work but he has some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

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    "By the time I get to Phoenix" is one of my many "work is progess" arrangements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftwareGuy
    I enjoyed listening to this. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Webb. I don't think he get the attention he deserves.
    He is a legend among musicians older than , say, 50 or so while the young guns hardly look back these days.....

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    I recorded Wichita Lineman for my forthcoming quartet album

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    Wichita Lineman is another awesome song.

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    I agree about Jimmy Webb. He is a very knowledgeable musician. I recommend his book "Tunesmith" which is part autobiography and part "how-to" guide for songwriters. Wichita Lineman is one of the most perfect, cinematic pop tunes every written.

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    The talk about Witchita Lineman reminded me of this version by Johnny A. I hadn't listened to it for a long time. It's not jazz but it is a nice interpretation. Good feel, good technique, never gets boring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manos de Cement
    The talk about Witchita Lineman reminded me of this version by Johnny A. I hadn't listened to it for a long time. It's not jazz but it is a nice interpretation. Good feel, good technique, never gets boring.

    Even REM covered Wichita Lineman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Even REM covered Wichita Lineman.
    I was frustrated about that because while I think Michael Stipe is a perfect singer for the song they did kind of mess the chords up.

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    That was enjoyable. I have always thought the name Moon is a harsh mistress is intriguing.

    I can feel this thread slipping into a Wichita Lineman thread, but this is gorgeous from one of my favourite YT guitarists:



    Also the Stone Temple Pilots version with Glen is superior to the original, fight me.

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    Thanks to Cesarguit for his interpretation of this wonderful song, very well played. The melody is incredibly beautiful, simple and melancholic. I think this tune is perfectly suited for acoustic or electric guitar. Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden did a great job when recorded it and left us an absolute gem. IMHO the best rendition, except for instrumental versions, is Joe Cocker's.

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    I agree with you. Metheny's version is wonderful, like all His renditions , and also Joe Coker's version is my favorite of the vocal versions.

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    I can't resist. This is not Jimmy Webb. But it's melodic enough that he could have. It's one of my favorite chord melodies.




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    Beautiful interpretation of Webb's Moon/Mistress.

    Pretty hard to find a better songwriter alive today than Webb. His range is awe inspiring. From "Paper Cup" or "Up, Up, and Away," to "Time Flies." Something else, again.



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    my contribution to this beautiful tune