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Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain by [Webb, Jimmy]
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"The Cake and the Rain is novelistic, perfectly plotted and quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written." - The Wall Street Journal

"I am devouring Jimmy Webb's autobiography right now. The Cake and the Rain takes me inside the life of the extraordinary, gifted friend of mine." - Art Garfunkel

"During the late Sixties and early Seventies, Jimmy Webb was arguably the most successful mainstream songwriter alive...At the heart [of The Cake and The Rain] is his struggle to carve out his own identity as he lived a double life as a Middle American fixture with countercultural artistic ambitions." --Rolling Stone

"For those who want a good--and at times incredible--story of muses, merriment, melancholy, melodrama, along with touches of ordinary life and multiple near-death experiences, this is your book ... Fans who have attended his concerts through the years know full well that Jimmy Webb always has some fascinating tales that stand on their own, without the aid of some of the greatest melodies the human ear has been fortunate to catch. Here he gets to fill in the details of interactions with Elvis, Sinatra, the Beatles (and their individual members), Joni Mitchell, Richard Harris, a totally out-of-control Harry Nilsson, and even the Devil himself" --Elmore Magazine

"Amazing! One of the best music memoirs I've ever read - I guess I shouldn't be surprised." - Will Friedwald, author of Sintra! The Song is You

"The Cake and the Rain has an almost cinematic quality, thanks to Webb's evocative writing, and the book's structure, which juxtaposes tales of Webb's adventures in the music business with stories of his family."- James Watts, Jr., Tulsa World

"Part memoir, part confessional, part musical history, and part cultural studies, The Cake and the Rainchronicles Webb's fantastical (and at times tortuous) path through the music world of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It's a must-read for music lovers everywhere." - Mark Mussari

"Webb writes in a comfortable, conversational way, as though he's telling a few close friends some stories from his fascinating life, and the book makes a great way for a music fan to pass a few hours." --Booklist

"An insider's view of the star-maker machinery and a treat for Webb's many fans." --Kirkus

Book Description

Songwriter Jimmy Webb's snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13689 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (30 August 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #191,179 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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