Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wichita Lineman

Glenn Campbell passed away a couple of days ago at the age of 81.  I've written about Wichita Lineman before as part of my Songs I Didn't Like To Admit I Liked Series.  Originally released in 1968, this version is from a 1988 collaboration between Campbell and Jimmy Webb (the composer).  Lyric, melody, vocal and arrangement come together in an impeccable form.

Extra added bonus!

Here's Glenn doing an instrumental version of Ain't No Sunshine.  The whole thing is marvelous but the solo, beginning around 47 seconds in, is something else.

1 comment:

  1. Have been watching YouTube clips of Glen since his death. Always loved "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix". Have met Jimmy Webb and seen him perform twice. Never had the pleasure of seeing Glen Campbell perform. His voice and tremendous instrumental ability will be missed!