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Viewing Entry - The Cake and The Rain (E15564)
by Webb, Jimmy

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 12 hours 30 minutes


Overview

TitleThe Cake and The Rain : A Memoir
Author / Responsible partyWebb, Jimmy
CollectionNonfiction
GenreAutobiography, Biography.
TopicsAutobiography, Biography. Webb, Jimmy. Webb, Jimmy -- Childhood and youth. Lyricists -- United States -- Biography. Musicians -- United States -- Biography.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2021

Summary

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

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System control numberE15564
Original Print PublisherNew York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Narrator NameJimmy Webb.
Participant or performer noteJimmy Webb.
Narrators GenderMale narrator