McArthur Park

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  1. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    I agree with the OP. Next to Maynard's version, I've always liked Doc's version the best.

    And I agree with peanuts56, that Jimmy Webb is a great songwriter. Galveston, If These Walls Could Speak, By The Time I Get To Phoenix. So many great songs, especially during his collaborations with Glen Campbell.

    Mike
     
  2. tjcombo

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    Both are monster performances. Love the showmanship of these guys.

    +1 on the Jimmy Webb comments. IMHO he's up there with the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. What a book he has written. Was lucky enough to see him play in a small club in Melbourne and chat with him after the show. A genuinely nice guy with a ton of great stories.
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    I played MF Horn to death and my biggest aspiration was to be able to play like Maynard, even though I also played Doc's Rhapsody for Now to death as well. All was well until I started listening to classical music, and decided to be an orchestral player.
     
  4. Fluffy615

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    Doc was, and still is a great player. He was definitely one of my early influences. Chase was great, so sad he left us to soon. But Maynard's version of McArthur Park is the definitive version IMHO. I practically wore out MF Horn, and Live at Jimmy's! I know that I'll take hits on this opinion, and I understand that Maynard's style isn't for everyone, but he'll always be the Boss to me.
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  5. tobylou8

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    I like corn.
     
  6. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Yes they are both lovely and beautiful but the song Macaulay's park reeks
     
  7. edfitzvb

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    Anthony, Anthony....

    tsk tsk

    On several levels
     
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    There's a reason that Maynard was called "The Boss", not just by fans, critics, etc., but also by his peers.
     
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