The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir

By | June 22, 2019
The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir Author Jimmy Webb
ISBN-10 1250058414
ISBN-13 9781250058416
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
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Jimmy Webbs 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 Hes 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 preachers son whose father climbed off a tractor to receive his epiphany and Jimmy barely out of his teen age years sank down into the drivers 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 Webbs twenty fifth birthday he thought it was easy The sixties were a supernova and Webb was at their center 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 downbut Webb survived his passion for music and work among his lifelines The Cake and The Rain is a surprising and unusual book Webbs 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 honor

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