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GENTRY, Bobbie: The Best Of Bobbie Gentry (CD)

(1994/EMI) 20 tracks (original Capitol recordings)

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  • Interpret: GENTRY, Bobbie

  • Album titlle: The Best Of Bobbie Gentry (CD)

  • Label EMI

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 1993
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724382890423

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Gentry, Bobbie - The Best Of Bobbie Gentry (CD) CD 1
01 Ode To Billie Joe GENTRY, Bobbie
02 All I Have To Do Is Dream GENTRY, Bobbie
03 I'll Never Fall In Love Again GENTRY, Bobbie
04 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head GENTRY, Bobbie
05 Mississippi Delta GENTRY, Bobbie
06 Little Green Apples (with Glen Campbell) GENTRY, Bobbie
07 Natural To Be Gone GENTRY, Bobbie
08 Son Of A Preacher Man GENTRY, Bobbie
09 Seasons Come, Seasons Go GENTRY, Bobbie
10 Gentle On My Mind (with Glen Campbell) GENTRY, Bobbie
11 Touch'em With Love GENTRY, Bobbie
12 Where's The Playground Johnny GENTRY, Bobbie
13 My Elusive Dreams GENTRY, Bobbie
14 Greyhound Goin' Somewhere GENTRY, Bobbie
15 You've Made Me So Very Happy GENTRY, Bobbie
16 Mornin' Glory (with Glen Campbell) GENTRY, Bobbie
17 I Wouldn't Be Surprised GENTRY, Bobbie
18 Ace Insurance Man GENTRY, Bobbie
19 Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing GENTRY, Bobbie
20 Let It Be Me (with Glen Campbell) GENTRY, Bobbie
Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry) purchase date: March 13, 1967 overdub... more
"GENTRY, Bobbie"

Bobbie Gentry

Ode To Billie Joe

(Bobbie Gentry)

purchase date: March 13, 1967

overdub session May 24, 1967; Producer: Jimmie Haskell; probable musicians on the overdub session: Jimmie Haskell, leader; Jesse Ehrlich, Joseph Saxon: cello; Bill Kurasch, Lenny Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp: violins

Cap 5950

master 57529

 

Roberta Streeter grew up on her grandparents' farm in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, but moved to California to be with her mother when she was thirteen, so her Mississippi was one of memory and imagination. She first recorded in 1963 with rockabilly singer Jody Reynolds. Several years later, her nightclub act was heard by TV host Jim McKrell, who took her demo tape to music publisher Larry Shayne. In February,

1967, Shayne found a taker: newly-hired Kelly Gordon at Capitol Records. It seems likely that Gordon purchased the vocal-guitar demo of Billie Joe from Shayne and scheduled a session in April to record Mississippi Delta. By this point, Streeter had renamed herself Bobbie Gentry after the movie Ruby Gentry. Originally seven minutes long, Billie Joe was edited down and overdubbed by arranger Jimmie Haskell on May 24 for release on July 10 (Shayne's sheet music used the masculine spelling Billy Joe, while the record used the feminine Billie with the masculine Joe). With Mississippi Delta, as the planned A-side, Gordon asked Haskell to do a quick overdub on Billie Joe. "Put some strings on it so we won't be embarrassed," he said. "No one will ever hear it." Haskell's arrangement for two cellos and four violins perfectly complemented the song's smouldering intensity. "I made the bass line do the minimum amount of notes I could write for a cello bass and still have it sound interesting," he told Holly George Warren. "Five notes every four bars, played pizzicato. The other cello was played with a bow. I was experimenting because I'd been told no one would ever hear it." Like Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary, Ode To Billie Joe was delightfully at odds with the hippie era jangle. Gentry skillfully juxtaposed tragedy against the banality of everyday life, and left the enigma intact, accomplishing with a song what Flannery O’Connor accomplished with short stories. "The story of Billie Joe has two underlying themes," she said. "First, the illustration of a group of people's reactions to the life and death of Billie Joe, and its subsequent effect on their lives.

Second, the obvious gap between the girl and her mother is shown when both women experience a common loss (first, Billie Joe and, later, Papa), and yet Mama and the girl are unable to recognize their mutual loss or share their grief." Equally, the song could have been a comment on country people's indifference to accidents and disasters because tragedy is more a part of everyday life. When a movie was made of the song, scriptwriter Herman Raucher went to see Gentry who told him that she had no idea why Billie Joe jumped off the bridge. Raucher decided that Billie Joe killed himself after a drunken gay episode; that's Hollywood for you. The Tallahatchie Bridge later fell down; that's Mississippi for you. Gentry's record was an all-market sweep, reaching #1 on the pop chart, #17 on the country chart (eclipsing Margie Singleton's cover version), and #8 on the R&B chart (almost eclipsing King Curtis's R&B instrumental version). It won three Grammies. In 1973, Gentry donated the original draft of her song to the University of Mississippi. Eight years later, she dropped out of sight. There have been sightings in Georgia and Los Angeles, but no comeback.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1967

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Tracklist
Gentry, Bobbie - The Best Of Bobbie Gentry (CD) CD 1
01 Ode To Billie Joe
02 All I Have To Do Is Dream
03 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
04 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
05 Mississippi Delta
06 Little Green Apples (with Glen Campbell)
07 Natural To Be Gone
08 Son Of A Preacher Man
09 Seasons Come, Seasons Go
10 Gentle On My Mind (with Glen Campbell)
11 Touch'em With Love
12 Where's The Playground Johnny
13 My Elusive Dreams
14 Greyhound Goin' Somewhere
15 You've Made Me So Very Happy
16 Mornin' Glory (with Glen Campbell)
17 I Wouldn't Be Surprised
18 Ace Insurance Man
19 Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing
20 Let It Be Me (with Glen Campbell)