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Fabulous Friday: "Wichita Lineman"


I'm featuring the great songwriter Jimmy Webb in the Fabulous Fridays in January. First off, three recordings of "Wichita Lineman." We're starting, of course, with Glen Campbell:

Next, a super groovy rendition by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66:

And now for something completely different. My dear friend Bill Lutes made me a compilation CD years ago and included this recording by The King's Singers. It's so hilariously wrong! The shimmering strings, the noble trumpet, the harp! I played it for my friend Jim, who said, "Whoever wrote this arrangement has clearly never been to Wichita and has no idea what a lineman actually DOES."


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