My passionate and articulate wife Linda Friedricks Halper espousing (that's what spouses do!) about a recent Jimmy Webb Concert we saw at the Outpost in the Burbs:
"How do you know that you have been to a great concert: You can't get the music out of your head. It is like being in love, you feel the music deep in your soul. You find out everything you can about this incredible performer on Goggle. You look at his concert tour to see when you can see him again and play his two magnificent CDs you purchased at the concert all the next day. This grand obsession is what has happened to me after seeing Jimmy Webb play a benefit concert at Outpost in the Burbs, Friday night, Oct. 18. Jimmy Webb is an amazingly talented singer songwriter whose music spans 40 + years. His hits and the artists who made them famous are" Up Up and Away" (The Fifth Dimension), "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Galveston"," Wichita Lineman" ( Glen Campbell ),"All I Know" (Art Garfunkle), "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Easy for You to Say" (Linda Ronstadt)and "MacArthur's Park" (Richard Harris). His songs are a history of music itself and for me were evocative of my teenage and young adulthood years. Although he might not be as polished a singer as say Glen Campbell , Webb's phrasing and raw emotional interpretations of his music communicated the love and respect he felt for his songs. He was also an accomplished raconteur, recounting colorful stories about his songs and the singers who covered them. I strongly recommend that you don't pass up the chance to see this extraordinary entertainer and former Montclairian in concert."
Included is a Jimmy Webb sing along to "The Worst That Could Happen" from the concert http://youtu.be/am60GSMkO28