The Takin A Walk-music history on foot podcast is a show hosted by Buzz Knight, a media executive and consultant, and a passionate music lover. In this podcast, Buzz takes listeners on a journey through music history, exploring the inside stories from guests, while sharing stories and insights about musicians, bands and the music they create.
Monday Apr 03, 2023
Monday Apr 03, 2023
Jimmy Webb IS Music History and we are proud to have him on Takin A Walk.
His songwriting resume is part of American History.
Here are show notes for this episode of Takin A Walk-Music History on foot.
Jimmy Webb's Music Journey From Teen Songwriter To Legend
Music is a very important part of our lives. We get married to it. We get buried to it. We dine to it. We jog to it. We meditate to it. We entertain our children with it. We worship to it, and we make love to it. There are very few things we do in life, if any, that are not accompanied by music. Songs and music are what make all the wheels go round In the world of entertainment. Music is the secret ingredient, and our country has a rich music treasury. If you try to make a movie, show, or event without it, you will fail because something is missing.
Join today’s walk with Jimmy Webb. Jimmy Webb is a songwriter, composer, and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. His timeless hits continue to be performed and recorded by the industry’s biggest names, and his new compositions span the musical spectrum from classical to pop. Since his first platinum record, “The Worst That Could Happen,” Jimmy has had numerous hits, including “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman, “Galveston,” “Highwayman,” “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park.” He has also become a leader and mentor in the industry as a champion for songwriters.
In this episode, Jimmy shares his journey as a songwriter from teenage and young adulthood to where he is today. Jimmy’s life story is remarkable and nearly improbable, a time tale of hustle with many seasons of weathering the storm.
Key Highlights from the Show;
[00:01] Episode intro and a bit about Jimmy Webb
[01:45] Jimmy's first public appearance as a performer in his father's Baptist church
[05:20] Jimmy’s first job in LA transcribing other people's songs in Motown
[09:42] Jimmy’s songwriting experience in his teen and early twenties
[11:07] The first time Jimmy heard his music on the radio
[16:18] Bill Payne’s (from Little Feat Band) first gig with Jimmy
[19:06] Jimmy’s perspective on the importance of music in our lives
[24:14] Jimmy's upcoming performance at City Winery Boston on April 6
[24:51] Ending the show
- In your teens and early 20s, you’re like an unexposed film and a blank canvas that has not been utilized.
- Music has to be important to you for you to do it; it has its ups and downs, hits and misses, and dry spells, which can make you emotionally vulnerable.
- Music is the secret ingredient to entertainment.
- We have to take care of songs as an art form.
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