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Viewing Entry - The Cake and The Rain (S15564)
by Webb, Jimmy

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TitleThe Cake and The Rain : A Memoir
Author / Responsible partyWebb, Jimmy
GenreAutobiography, Biography.
TopicsAutobiography, Biography. Webb, Jimmy. Webb, Jimmy -- Childhood and youth. Lyricists -- United States -- Biography. Musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Jimmy Webb's 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. He's 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 Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from the proverbial humble beginnings into a moneyed and manic international world of beautiful women, drugs, cars, and planes. That stew almost took him down, but Webb survived, his passion for music among his lifelines. His book is rich with a sense of time and place with the voices of characters, vanished and living, famous and not, when life seemed nothing more than a party.

Additional Information

System control numberS15564
Original Print PublisherNew York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
NarratorJimmy Webb
Narrator NameJimmy Webb
Participant or performer noteJimmy Webb
Narrators GenderMale narrator