Jimmy Webb

Genres: Action & Adventure Documentaries Folk Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Layne Webb, 15 August 1946, Elk City, Oklahoma, USA. A music major at California’s San Bernadino Valley College, Webb arranged a single for girl-group the Contessas while still a student. Inspired he moved to Hollywood where he secured work with Jobete Music, the publishing wing of Tamla/ Motown Records. He wrote ‘This Time Last Summer’ for Brenda Holloway and ‘My Christmas Tree’ for the Supremes, before recording demo tapes of other compositions at a local recording studio. These reached singer Johnny Rivers, who recorded the original version of Webb’s ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ in October 1966. Rivers appointed Webb in-house composer/arranger for his newly-launched Soul City Records where he worked with the fledgling 5th Dimension. Having completed the intriguing ‘Rosecrans Blvd’, the partnership flourished with ‘Up, Up And Away’, a breezy recording indebted to west coast harmony groups and...

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