BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX

Created on 04/07/2001
Latest update on 13/01/2021

Artist: Johnny Rivers
Author: Jimmy Webb
Label: Imperial
Year: 1966

On lp Changes. Author Jimmy Webb also wrote Galveston, MacArthur Park, Up Up And Away and Wichita Lineman.

Covers:

1967:

Glen Campbell [n°2 C&W, top 30 US]

1967:

Pat Boone

1967:

Floyd Cramer

1968:

Engelbert Humperdinck

1968:

Wanda Jackson [as By The Time You Get To Phoenix; hit C&W]

1968:

Eydie Gorme

1968:

Four Tops

1968:

Solomon Burke

1968:

Herbie Mann

1968:

Tom Jones

1968:

Al Wilson

1968:

Joe Tex

1968:

Bobby Goldsboro

1968:

Charlie Rich

1968:

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

1968:

Marty Wilde

1968:

Vikki Carr

1968:

Conway Twitty

1968:

Eddy Arnold

1968:

Georgie Fame

1968:

Marty Robbins

1968:

Burl Ives

1968:

Frank Sinatra

1968:

Dean Martin

1968:

King Curtis

1968:

Peggy Lee

1968:

Herbie Mann

1968:

Toots Thielemans

1969:

Mad Lads [top 30 R&B]

1969:

Roger Whittaker

1969:

Isaac Hayes [on Hot Buttered Soul; 18 minute version; taking co-credits for the raps]

1969:

Claude François [as Le Temps que j'arrive a Marseille]

1969:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1969:

William Bell

1969:

José Feliciano

1969:

Lloyd Price

1969:

Young-Holt Unlimited

1969:

Xavier Cugat

1969:

Liberace

1970:

Jimmy Smith

1970:

Gladys Knight & The Pips

1970:

Ventures

1970:

Manhattans

1970:

Vera Lynn

1970:

Main Ingredient [in medley with Wichita Lineman]

1970:

Mongo Santamaria

1971:

James Brown

1975:

Gerard Cox [as Tegen De Tijd Dat 'k Bij Parijs Ben]

1982:

Jimmy Webb [author on lp Songwriters For The Stars]

1986:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

1993:

Tony Servi [as Om Half Zeven]

1995:

Reba McEntire

2000:

Will Tura [as Om Half Zeven]

2003:

Erma Franklin

2007:

Thelma Houston

First recording by Tony Martin (attended by the author) but his version remained unissued. Jimmy wrote it for Motown's publishing company (Jobete) but they declined it. When Jimmy left Motown no one objected against taking his own song with him.

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