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Posted on 04/24/2010 10:10:25 PM PDT by FlJoePa

Most underappreciated artist we'll have in our lifetime.

It doesn't get any better


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1 posted on 04/24/2010 10:10:25 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Sarcasm?


2 posted on 04/24/2010 10:12:36 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: FlJoePa

Born April 22, belated Happy Birthday to Glen Campbell.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 10:15:34 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, prolife atheist, seeker of something)
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To: HospiceNurse
Sarcasm?

Here's a clip from the late '60s, nice performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

4 posted on 04/24/2010 10:16:18 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: HospiceNurse

No...What would lead you to the thought that my post was based in sarcasm? Just curious. I just wanted a lot of people to see a great video I found of a great entertainer. Is that ok?


5 posted on 04/24/2010 10:19:38 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Jimmy Webb who wrote the song? Just kidding - beautiful song.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 10:21:51 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: FlJoePa

So weird I was thinking about this song yesterday. One of the greatest love songs ever.


7 posted on 04/24/2010 10:23:38 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FlJoePa

I certainly hope you picked up Glen’s most recent album, “Meet Glen Campbell” — it’s excellent.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 10:27:07 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: FlJoePa

I liked him in the movie below.

Uphill All the Way (1986) More at IMDbPro »

Director:Frank Q. Dobbs
Writer:Frank Q. Dobbs (written by)
Contact:View company contact information for Uphill All the Way on IMDbPro. Release Date:January 1986 (USA) See more » Genre:Comedy See more » Plot:Two unemployed good ol’ boys are mistaken for a pair of notorious bank robbers. | Add synopsis » Plot Keywords:Independent Film User Reviews:Comedy with country performers in it See more (4 total) »


Cast (Cast overview, first billed only)
Roy Clark ... Ben Hooker
Mel Tillis ... Booger Skaggs

Burl Ives ... Sheriff John Catledge

Glen Campbell ... Captain Hazeltojn
Trish Van Devere ... The Widow Quinn
Richard Paul ... Thaddeus Dillman
Elaine Joyce ... Miss Jesse
Jacque Lynn Colton ... Lucinda

Frank Gorshin ... Pike
Sheb Wooley ... Anson Sudro
Burton Gilliam ... Corporal
Gailard Sartain ... Private
Rockne Tarkington ... Leon
Jack DeLeon ... Sam Osmond (as Christopher Weeks)

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Chicken Carlos


9 posted on 04/24/2010 10:28:27 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: FlJoePa

How can anyone say Glenn Campbell is underappreciated? He was a Beach Boy. He had his own television show. He had top 10 hits.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 10:29:04 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: FlJoePa

Glen Campbell may have had ups and downs in his personal life, but as an artist he is an American treasure. His music will stand the test of time, he and Jimmy Webb will go down as one of the top singer/songwriter duos ever.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 10:31:21 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Frantzie

Great to see that Jools Holland (BBC show presenter and also keyboard player for the band Squeeze) appreciates Glen and this song.

A beautifully written song that came to life with Glen’s talent.

“By the time I get to Phoenix - McCain will be losing the primary”

“He’ll cry and say he was just a Maverick and not a RINO”
“But he stabbed us in the back a million times before>”


12 posted on 04/24/2010 10:31:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: FlJoePa

One. Sexy. Beast.

13 posted on 04/24/2010 10:31:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: FlJoePa

Haven’t heard that in a long time, thanks.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 10:33:03 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: JennysCool

Its in my cd player in my car as we speak. He should have won grammy’s for that cd, but he isn’t “hip” enough apparently.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 10:33:20 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

He was also in “True Grit” with The Duke. Plus Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper as bad guys.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 10:33:35 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie

Here! Here! Jimmy Webb! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUg5p3BncuQ&feature=related


17 posted on 04/24/2010 10:34:48 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: FlJoePa

I have the single. Bought a GC greatest hits about a month ago for 4.99. Done. Thanks.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 10:35:01 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What, you haven’t had a bad day?


19 posted on 04/24/2010 10:35:03 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Hey, Hoss, that looks like a glamour shot compared to me.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 10:37:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’d lay a little bet that most of the hollywood actors look just like that when they get up in the morning...he has bed head hair, needs a shave and is pissed at his X wife...But Glen sure could sing a song...


21 posted on 04/24/2010 10:41:01 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Judges Gone Wild
I read something somewhere on the back story of the song. Jimmy Webb was driving cross country. They got Glen to do the song and it was a big hit. A lot more to the story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

One of the most beautiful songs written. Rolling Stone called it the first extentential country song. Glen had paid his dues as a session musician, Beach Boy etc in LA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqrMd5y7QXQ&feature=related

22 posted on 04/24/2010 10:41:05 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: thecodont

He looks like John Edwards in that vid.


23 posted on 04/24/2010 10:41:57 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Frantzie
I liked True Grit but I didn't care the the part he played until he “died”.

At least he did not sing in either movie!

24 posted on 04/24/2010 10:45:56 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Well, True Grit was hardly a musical. Especially at the end. He obviously sang the opening though.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 10:48:57 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I am glad Duke did not sing either. ;-)

It was a decent movie. One of the last John Wayne made. It looked more like Colorado if I remember.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 10:49:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
I think Wichita Lineman was their best. By the Time I Get Phoenix was very good but Wichita Lineman was genius songwriting, very moving and very simple too.
27 posted on 04/24/2010 10:51:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: HospiceNurse

Well, you just misspelled his name in your reply.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 10:52:50 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: Frantzie
I'm sure all western fans will never forget this song by Lee Marvin.
29 posted on 04/24/2010 10:52:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
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To: FlJoePa
Thanks, FLJoePa. That was very gentle on my mind.
30 posted on 04/24/2010 10:53:02 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: FlJoePa
Well, you just misspelled his name in your reply.

God forgive me

31 posted on 04/24/2010 11:00:13 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: FlJoePa
I don't believe THIS ARTIST is underappreciated, but this song is unquestionably one of the best folk songs ever written.
32 posted on 04/24/2010 11:03:45 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: Frantzie

I love the lines, “And I need you more than want you;
And I want you for all time.”
Also the morse code guitar bit.

Great song, great production!


33 posted on 04/24/2010 11:06:44 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: HospiceNurse

I wasn’t picking on you. I was just trying to make a point.


34 posted on 04/24/2010 11:06:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

He IS handsome!

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/campbellmug1.html


35 posted on 04/24/2010 11:07:09 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: FlJoePa

Excellent! Thanks for posting that. (That’s a Jim Webb song, right?)

Anyway, it’s interesting to see that Glen’s still got it. What was most interesting was his work on the Strat. I had forgotten that he’s also a very good guitar player.

Here’s a link to Glen doing the same song, circa 35 years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFCuBLAjXo&NR=1

FRegards,
LH


36 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FlJoePa

What he was really unappreciated for was his guitar picking.


37 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:50 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Jimmy was genius. He was so young when he wrote that stuff. Barely into his twenties.
He certainly had a vision, and he definitely found the right guy to deliver it.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:59 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

I don’t know that Glen Campbell is underappreciated. He was a HUGE star from ‘68 to ‘70 or so, when he was having the hits and had his TV show. The hits stopped after ‘77. He had a good run.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 11:15:38 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: FlJoePa
I can't believe he recorded this Jimmy Webb song seven years before Waylon, Willie, Kris and Johnny.
40 posted on 04/24/2010 11:23:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Lancey Howard

What incredible wonderful memories from the late sixties!
My honey in my arms, tears streaking down my face!

Most excellent - thank you very much!


41 posted on 04/24/2010 11:32:23 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: FlJoePa
This is my favorite song by him and a song that has meaning for me, and did when I was living that life.

Gentle On My Mind Glen Campbell

42 posted on 04/24/2010 11:45:28 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: FlJoePa

Are you still within the sound of my voice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIirdWNrVpg


43 posted on 04/24/2010 11:48:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

This is one of the most haunting songs ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw&feature=related


44 posted on 04/25/2010 12:23:03 AM PDT by RebelTex (FREEDOM IS EVERYONE'S RIGHT! AND EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!)
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To: FlJoePa

Agreed this man and this song are amazing. Here’s set with Stone Temple Pilots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDPuK_tqG-Y
“I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time” gives me goosebumps.


45 posted on 04/25/2010 12:50:14 AM PDT by ApeStyle
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To: ApeStyle

Thats in 2008 by the way, the man still has it.


46 posted on 04/25/2010 12:57:06 AM PDT by ApeStyle
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To: FlJoePa; All

Since you Folks like this song so much,
This is a remake of Wichita Lineman by Wade Hayes.

Its one of my favorites and the video is one of my favs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRDScEJaw10


47 posted on 04/25/2010 1:17:16 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: RebelTex
Yeah! That was my second choice to post, but EMR is a sentimental favorite of mine.

What I like about Gordon Lightfoot is that he is not a starry-eyed leftist, like some folk singers. He writes the whole gamut from love songs, meditative musings, topical songs, working songs, even songs for children. He was just born to write and sing!

48 posted on 04/25/2010 1:44:49 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: RebelTex
Yeah! That was my second choice to post, but EMR is a sentimental favorite of mine.

What I like about Gordon Lightfoot is that he is not a starry-eyed leftist, like some folk singers. He writes the whole gamut from love songs, meditative musings, topical songs, working songs, even songs for children. He was just born to write and sing!

49 posted on 04/25/2010 1:44:49 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: FlJoePa
Thanks, FRiend, for reminding me.

That was a million Dead Worlds trailing behind me ago- but I remember...

"and I need you more than want you
and I want you for all time
and the Wichita Lineman
is still on the line..."


Now, to lighten things up, google Jimmy Webb and the washing machine song...


Just an old Keyboard Cowboy...gating back out, into Cyberspace and The Dreaming

-30-

50 posted on 04/25/2010 3:26:12 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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