Monday, March 19, 2007

Glen Campbell Sings Jimmy Webb's By The Time I Get To Phoenix

While Jimmy Webb had already had songs performed before this one, BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX was the song that really announced him as one of the most distinctive voices of the sixties.
Campbell's version remains definitive and is one of the great singles of the decade.
Within a year everyone from Dean Martin to Frank Sinatra would record the song, it now stands as one of the most recorded songs in popular music history.


Steve Oerkfitz said...

Actually I prefer Nick Cave's version on Kicking Against the Pricks.

Jeremy Richey said...

I like Cave's version a lot to. It's a testament to how great the song is when you look at how diverse the performers who have sang it are.
Thanks for your comment.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Jeremy, like it will probably come as no surprise that my fav version of the Webb song is Dino's.....'cause Dino has the way of makin' every song his very own. Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool. Stop by and visit the little Dinoblog...have added some cool new Dinothings.