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  • Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe

    4:51

    Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe

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  • Why Bobbie Gentry Vanished - Fancy Singers Secret History

    5:31

    In 1983 #BobbieGentry vanished but not literally. The #OdetoBillyJoe singer and original #Fancy singer just retired but did it so completely and convincingly it's like she disappeared for real.

    Where is Bobbie Gentry living now and why did she step way back from the spotlight? Those questions and more get answered as best as possible during this Secret History of Country Music episode.

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  • Ode To Billie Joe

    4:16

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    Ode To Billie Joe · Bobbie Gentry

    Ode To Billie Joe

    ℗ 1967 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1967-08-21

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger, Conductor: Jimmie Haskell
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Joe Polito
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Composer Lyricist: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Bobbie Gentry. Ill Never Fall In Love Again.

    2:52

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  • Bobbie Gentry I Wonder As I Wander on The Ed Sullivan Show

    2:53

    Bobbie Gentry I Wonder As I Wander on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 24, 1967. Subscribe now to never miss an update:

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  • Fancy

    4:19

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    Fancy · Bobbie Gentry

    Fancy

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1970-05-01

    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Producer: Rick Hall
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Composer Lyricist: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Eleanor Rigby

    2:33

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    Eleanor Rigby · Bobbie Gentry

    Local Gentry

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-10-01

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Composer Lyricist: John Lennon
    Composer Lyricist: Paul McCartney

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  • Bobby Gentry Ill Never Fall In Love Again TV studio 1969

    2:46

  • Bobbie Gentry - Son Of A Preacher Man

    2:08

    Country version of Dusty Springfield song

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  • The Fool On The Hill

    3:50

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    The Fool On The Hill · Bobbie Gentry

    Local Gentry

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-10-01

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Composer Lyricist: John Lennon
    Composer Lyricist: Paul McCartney

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  • I Saw An Angel Die

    3:01

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    I Saw An Angel Die · Bobbie Gentry

    Ode To Billie Joe

    ℗ 1967 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1967-08-21

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Composer: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta

    3:04

    Bobbie Gentry Mississippi Delta 1967

  • Mississippi Delta

    3:11

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    Mississippi Delta · Bobbie Gentry

    Ode To Billie Joe

    ℗ 1967 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1967-08-21

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Composer Lyricist: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Darin ~ Rare Duet!

    3:58

    From BringBackMyYesterday and Dee Z & Friends! We believe this video performance is a very rare one (we couldn't find it on another channel on YT or on FB) with Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Darin singing a medley together: Proud Mary (John Fogerty), Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White), and Never Ending Song of Love (Bonnie Bramlett and Delancy Bramlett). We absolutely love them together as singing partners! With input from two helpful fans, we learned this segment is from NBC's Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, OAD July 27, 1972. Thank you for watching!
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  • Son Of A Preacher Man

    2:08

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    Son Of A Preacher Man · Bobbie Gentry

    Touch 'Em With Love

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1969-08-01

    Producer: Kelso Herston
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Mark Levine
    Composer: John Hurley
    Composer: Ronnie Wilkins

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  • The Masked Singer S3 E2 | Miss Monster | Fancy | Bobbie Gentry

    4:46

    Miss Monster singing 'Fancy'' by Bobby Gentry on The Masked Singer

  • Bobbie Gentry - Niki Hoeky

    2:31

    Bobbie slinks her way through a steamy cajun number. Yowsa!!

    Live performance from the Smothers Brothers show.

  • British guitarist analyses Bobbie Gentry live in 1968!

    14:51

    Tonight I'm taking a look at the singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry playing Ode to Billie Joe!
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  • Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry - Good Times Again w/intro

    2:44

    Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry - Good Times Again (2007) - Let it be Me (19 March 1969) w/intro

    This video is from a 2007 DVD called Glen Campbell - Good Times Again. Glen was 71 years old when this DVD was released. It has a number of memorable performances from the TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which ran from 1969 to 1972 on CBS. Four years after this DVD was released, in June of 2011, Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

    The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was an American network television music and comedy variety show hosted by singer Glen Campbell from January 1969 through June 1972 on CBS. He was offered the show after he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Campbell used Gentle on My Mind as the theme song of the show. The show was one of the few rural-oriented shows to survive CBS's rural purge of 1971.

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    Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.

    Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative Ode to Billie Joe in 1967. The track spent four weeks as the No. 1 pop song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967 and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Gentry charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After her first albums, she had a successful run of variety shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She lost interest in performing in the late 1970s, and since 2010 has lived in a private gated community in Shelby County, Tennessee.

    Let It Be Me is a popular song originally published in French in 1955 as Je t'appartiens. It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers and later with the duet by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler.

    The Everly Brothers helped to further popularize the song with their 1960 rendition of Let It Be Me which reached 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100. The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes. This was the first Everly Brothers single to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville. The musicians that backed up the brothers on the record included Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Lloyd Trotman on bass, Jerry Allison on drums and Hank Rowland on piano.


    Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American rock and country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television from January 1969 through June 1972.

    During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell's hits include his recordings of John Hartford's Gentle on My Mind; Jimmy Webb's By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, and Galveston; Larry Weiss's Rhinestone Cowboy; and Allen Toussaint's Southern Nights.

    Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total, in the country and pop categories.[2] For Gentle on My Mind, he received two awards in country and western, By the Time I Get to Phoenix did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA's top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969, actor John Wayne picked Campbell to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

    Alzheimer's diagnosis...

    In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. According to his family, symptoms of the disease had been occurring for years, becoming more and more evident as the years progressed.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Papa Wont You Let Me Go With You - 1968

    2:48

    Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944 as her stated birth year, actual birth year probably 1942), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American former singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.

    Gentry was born Roberta Streeter and is of English and Portuguese ancestry.[citation needed] She was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, Courtesy Wikepedia.

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  • Benjamin

    3:44

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    Benjamin · Bobbie Gentry

    Patchwork

    ℗ 1970 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1971-05-01

    Producer: Bobbie Gentry
    Composer: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Bobbie Gentry - He Made a Woman Out of Me

    2:45

    Bobbie Lee Gentry (born Roberta Lee Streeter; July 27, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter who was one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.

    Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative Ode to Billie Joe in 1967. The track spent four weeks as the No. 1 pop song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967 and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968.

    Gentry charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After her first albums, she had a successful run of variety shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She lost interest in performing in the late 1970s. Since 2010 Gentry has lived in a private gated community outside of Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Johnny Cash & Bobby Gentry - On The Byou

    4:36

    Johnny Cash Show - 1x16 [Ep 16] - Arlo Guthrie, José Feliciano, Bobbie Gentry [Jan. 21 '70] I Do Not Own The Rights For This.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Rainmaker

    2:32

    Bobbie Gentry performing Rainmaker on The Hollywood Palace. First aired on January 17, 1970.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe

    4:15

    ODE TO BILLY JOE (1967)

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe

    5:20

    Best-known for her crossover smash Ode to Billie Joe, she was one of the first female country artists to write and produce much of her own material, forging an idiosyncratic, pop-inspired sound that, in tandem with her glamorous, bombshell image, anticipated the rise of latter-day superstars like Shania Twain and Faith Hill. Of Portuguese descent, Gentry was born Roberta Streeter in Chickasaw County, MS, on July 27, 1944; her parents divorced shortly after her birth and she was raised in poverty on her grandparents' farm. After her grandmother traded one of the family's milk cows for a neighbor's piano, seven-year-old Bobbie composed her first song, My Dog Sergeant Is a Good Dog, years later self-deprecatingly reprised in her nightclub act; at 13, she moved to Arcadia, CA, to live with her mother, soon beginning her performing career in local country clubs. The 1952 film Ruby Gentry lent the singer her stage surname.

    After graduating high school, Gentry settled in Las Vegas, where she appeared in the Les Folies Bergère nightclub revue; she soon returned to California, studying philosophy at U.C.L.A. before transferring to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. In 1964, she made her recorded debut, cutting a pair of duets -- Ode to Love and Stranger in the Mirror -- with rockabilly singer Jody Reynolds. Gentry continued performing in clubs in the years to follow before an early 1967 recording a demo found its way to Capitol Records producer Kelly Gordon; upon signing to the label, she issued her debut single, Mississippi Delta. However, disc jockeys began spinning the B-side, the self-penned Ode to Billie Joe -- with its eerily spare production and enigmatic narrative detailing the suicide of Billie Joe McAllister, who flings himself off the Tallahatchie Bridge, the single struck a chord on country and pop radio alike, topping the pop charts for four weeks in August 1967 and selling three million copies. Although the follow-up, I Saw an Angel Die, failed to chart, Gentry nevertheless won three Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal. She was also named the Academy of Country Music's Best New Female Vocalist.

    With her second album, 1968's The Delta Sweete, Gentry returned to the country charts with the minor hit Okolona River Bottom Band. Although her recordings were typically credited to Capitol staff producers, she later maintained she helmed the sessions herself and also wrote much of her own material, drawing on her Mississippi roots to compose revealing vignettes that typically explored the lifestyles, values, and even hypocrisies of the southern culture. Favoring more soulful and rootsy arrangements over the lavish countrypolitan style in vogue in Nashville at the time, Gentry's records sound quite unlike anything on either the country or pop charts at the time and her smoky, sensuous voice adapted easily to a variety of musical contexts. But to many listeners, she remained a one-hit wonder and her excellent third album, 1968's Local Gentry, received little notice. That same year, Gentry issued a duet album with Glen Campbell, returning to the country Top 20 with Let It Be Me; the duo regularly collaborated throughout the 1970s, scoring their biggest hit with a reading of All I Really Want to Do.

    In 1969, Gentry reached her creative zenith with Touch 'Em With Love -- though cut in Nashville, the record owed far more to the gritty R&B sounds emanating across the state in Memphis and generated her first U.K. number one, a smoldering rendition of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David perennial . The single's success also earned Gentry her own short-lived BBC television variety series. However, as her star diminished stateside, she became a fixture of the Las Vegas circuit, mounting an elaborate nightclub revue that she not only headlined but also wrote and produced, even overseeing the choreography and costuming. Gentry's 1969 marriage to Desert Inn Hotel manager Bill Harrah ended after only three months, but the following year she returned to the county and pop Top 40 with the title cut from her fifth album Fancy. In 1971, she issued her final Capitol effort, Patchwork, primarily confining her performing to her nightclub act for the next several years. A CBS summer replacement series, The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour, aired for four episodes in 1974; Gentry next surfaced on the big screen, credited as co-writer for a 1976 film adaptation of Ode to Billie Joe. After a second marriage, to fellow singer/songwriter Jim Stafford, ended in 1979 after only 11 months, Gentry gradually receded from public view, retiring from performing and eventually settling in Los Angeles. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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  • Seventh Son

    2:26

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    Seventh Son (Demo) · Bobbie Gentry

    The Girl From Chickasaw County - The Complete Capitol Masters

    ℗ 2018 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 2018-09-21

    Composer: Willie Dixon

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  • Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta

    3:47

    Bobbie Gentry performing Mississippi Delta on The Andy Williams Show. First aired on January 9, 1971.

  • Bobbie Gentry, 1967: Ode to Billie Joe - Original Capitol 45 rpm Disc

    4:38

    Digitized from the 45 rpm disc shown in the video above.

    Lyrics

    It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
    I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
    And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
    And Mama hollered out the back door y'all remember to wipe your feet
    And then she said I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge
    Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

    And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas
    Well, Billie Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please
    There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow
    And Mama said it was shame about Billie Joe, anyhow
    Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
    And now Billie Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

    And Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe
    Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show
    And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?
    I'll have another piece of apple pie, you know it don't seem right
    I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge
    And now you tell me Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

    And Mama said to me Child, what's happened to your appetite?
    I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite
    That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today
    Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way
    He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge
    And she and Billie Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge

    A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billie Joe
    And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo
    There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring
    And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything
    And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
    And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

    Bobbie Gentry (* 27. Juli 1944 als Roberta Streeter im Chickasaw County, Mississippi) ist eine US-amerikanische Country-Sängerin, die 1967 durch den Hit Ode To Billie Joe bekannt wurde.

    Роберта Ли Стритер (англ. Roberta Lee Streeter, род. 27 июля 1944 года), известная под сценическим псевдонимом Бобби Джентри (англ. Bobbie Gentry) — американская поп-певица, одна из первых женщин на кантри-сцене, начавших исполнять собственный песенный материал.

    Bobbie Gentry (née Roberta Lee Streeter à Chickasaw County, Mississippi, le 27 juillet 1944) est une chanteuse et parolière américaine. Elle sortit un tube mondial à l'été 1967 avec Ode to Billie Joe. Cette chanson fut listée comme la chanson la plus populaire de l'année. Elle a reçu le Grammy Award du meilleur nouvel artiste en 1968.

    Bobbie Gentry, właśc. Roberta Lee Streeter (ur. 27 lipca 1944 w hrabstwie Chickasaw) -- amerykańska piosenkarka i autorka tekstów.

    Gentry była jedną z pierwszych kobiet grających napisane przez siebie utwory country. Swoim pierwszym albumem Ode to Billie Joe wygrała nagrodę Grammy w kategoriach: Best New Artist i Best Female Pop Vocal (Najlepsza nowa artystka, najlepszy kobiecy wokal) w 1968. Ode to Billie Joe była czwartą najbardziej popularną piosenką w USA w 1967. Piosenkarka straciła swoją popularność w latach 70. i zakończyła karierę artystyczną.

    Roberta Lee Streeter (Condado de Chickasaw, 27 de Julho de 1944), profissionalmente conhecida por Bobbie Gentry, é uma ex-cantora e compositora norte-americana que ganhou notabilidade por ser uma das primeiras artistas do sexo feminino de country music a compôr, produzir e publicar o seu próprio material.

    Roberta Lee Streeter eli Bobbie Gentry (s. 27. heinäkuuta 1944) on yhdysvaltalainen laulaja-lauluntekijä. Gentry nousi kansainväliseen maineeseen kesällä 1967 singlellään Ode to Billie Joe. Hän voitti jopa Grammy-palkinnon parhaasta naislaulajan esityksestä. Gentry esiintyi jouluyönä 1978 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ja on sen jälkeen pysytellyt poissa julkisuudesta. Hänellä on portugalilaisia sukujuuria.

    Bobbie Gentry, nome d'arte di Roberta Lee Streeter (contea di Chickasaw, 27 luglio 1944), è una cantante statunitense di origini portoghesi.
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  • Bobbie Gentry, Donovan - Bugs

    2:37

    Bobbie Gentry and Donovan performing Bugs on Season 1, Episode 3 of Gentry's BBC TV series. First aired on July 27, 1968.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe

    4:49

    Live performance from the Smothers Brothers show.

  • Reba McEntire Drops a Stunner About Her Song Fancy

    3:47

    It's been 30 years and Reba McEntire still can't get Fancy on the phone.

    #RebaMcEntire #Fancy #BobbieGentry #Interview

    Here's more about why Bobbie Gentry disappeared:

    Fancy, McEntire's hit from her 1990 Rumor Has It album, is the song the singer says she always includes during live shows as it's her most requested song despite only peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Find her original and two remixes of the song on her newly released 30th anniversary edition of the album. It's a story-song much more closely associated with the Country Music Hall of Famer than the woman who wrote and recorded it — and made it a Grammy nominated, Top 40 hit — 20 years prior.

    Since the early 1980s, Bobbie Gentry has been an enigma. I've never met her. I've never talked to her, McEntire admits. She was talking to Taste of Country and select media about the new 30th anniversary album, released on Sept. 11. Gentry first released Fancy in 1969.

    When she released it, McEntire adds, I fell in love with 'Ode to Billie Joe' and the albums, her duet album with Glen Campbell. I'm just a huge fan. I think she's a genius. Great songwriter, beautiful woman, great singer and it's just been kind of a — she's a mystery woman.

    Gentry (born Robert Lee Streeter) disappeared from the public after the ACM Awards in 1982. She's been active in the business world and once owned a percentage of the Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team. The way she vanished is so curious because she was not just a one-hit wonder who fell out of favor. She was a star in the late '60s and early '70s and maintained artistic credibility up to the day she dropped off the celebrity map. It'd be like 2020 Maren Morris taking her money and successes and running.

    I talked to so many people who have gotten to work with her and know her and do stay in communication with her and I would say, 'Hey, would you tell her that I'd really like to meet her sometime or talk to her or email or text or smoke signals or anything,' McEntire says. I don't care, I'd just really like to communicate with her. I'd love to know where did she get the idea of 'Fancy' and what was the thinking behind it.

    The two women just missed overlapping as McEntire's commercial career had just started to take off by the 1982 ACMs, when Gentry bowed out. Several journalists have attempted to track her down in recent years with separate stories concluding she lived currently near Memphis or Los Angeles. The singer would be 78 years old today. Simply vanishing is something McEntire says she could never do.

    Dolly (Dolly Parton) and I have talked about it several times, the actor and entertainer says. I said, 'Dolly, are you gonna retire?' She said, 'And do what? I got the best job in the world, what would I do?'

    I'm with her 100 percent. I love what I do.

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  • Bobbie Gentry on Van Dyke and Company 1976

    3:51

    Christmas Medley from the Bobbie & the Dick..lol

  • Bobbie Gentry ‎– Ode To Billie Joe, 1967

    30:31

    A1 Mississippi Delta 3:05
    A2 I Saw An Angel Die 2:56
    A3 Chickasaw County Child 2:45
    A4 Sunday Best 2:50
    A5 Niki Hoeky 2:45
    B1 Papa, Woncha Let Me Go To Town With You 2:30
    B2 Bugs 2:05
    B3 Hurry, Tuesday Child 4:52
    B4 Lazy Willie 2:36
    B5 Ode To Billie Joe 4:15

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe

    4:16

    It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
    I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
    And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
    And Mama hollered out the back door y'all remember to wipe your feet
    And then she said I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge
    Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
    'n' Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas
    Well Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please
    There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow
    'n' Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
    Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
    And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
    'n' Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe
    Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show
    And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?
    I'll have another piece-a apple pie, you know it don't seem right
    I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge
    And now ya tell me Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
    'n' Mama said to me Child, what's happened to your appetite?
    I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite
    That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today
    Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way
    He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge
    And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge
    A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe
    'n' Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo
    There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring
    And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything
    And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
    And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

  • Ill Never Fall In Love Again

    2:56

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    I'll Never Fall In Love Again · Bobbie Gentry

    Touch 'Em With Love

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1969-08-01

    Producer: Kelso Herston
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Don Tweedy
    Composer Lyricist: Burt Bacharach
    Composer Lyricist: Hal David

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  • Something In The Way He Moves

    2:40

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    Something In The Way He Moves · Bobbie Gentry

    Fancy

    ℗ 1969 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1970-05-01

    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Producer: Rick Hall
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Composer: James Taylor

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  • Terrible Tangled Web

    2:08

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    Terrible Tangled Web · Bobbie Gentry · Glen Campbell

    Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Al De Lory
    Composer: Billy Mize

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  • In The Ghetto

    2:50

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    In The Ghetto · Bobbie Gentry

    The Very Best Of Bobbie Gentry

    ℗ 1970 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 2005-01-01

    Composer: Scott Davis

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  • But I Cant Get Back

    3:38

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    But I Can't Get Back · Bobbie Gentry

    Patchwork

    ℗ 1971 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1971-05-01

    Producer: Bobbie Gentry
    Composer: Bobbie Gentry
    Composer: Kelly Gordon

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  • Let It Be Me

    2:08

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    Let It Be Me · Bobbie Gentry · Glen Campbell

    Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Al De Lory
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Glen Campbell
    Composer Lyricist: Gilbert Bécaud
    Composer Lyricist: Mann Curtis
    Composer Lyricist: Pierre Delanoë

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  • Mornin Glory

    2:56

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    Mornin' Glory · Bobbie Gentry · Glen Campbell

    Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Al De Lory
    Composer Lyricist: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Your Number One Fan

    2:34

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    Your Number One Fan · Bobbie Gentry

    Patchwork

    ℗ 1971 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1971-05-01

    Producer: Bobbie Gentry
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: George Tipton
    Composer: Bobbie Gentry

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  • Delta Man

    3:07

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    Delta Man · Bobbie Gentry

    Fancy

    ℗ 1970 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1970-05-01

    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    Producer: Rick Hall
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Composer: Leon Russell

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  • Glen Campbell Bobbie Gentry Jan 29, 1969 Little Green Apples

    3:15

    From the PREMIERE episode of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, 48 years ago.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head

    2:53

    Bobbie Gentry performing Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head on Top of the Pops. First aired on February 12, 1970.

  • UNBOXING Bobbie Gentry – Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters

    4:45

    A beautiful set (released on 21st September 2018) offering 177 tracks and a lavish 84-page hardback book – plus postcards. The eight discs are:
    CD 1: Ode to Billie Joe
    CD 2: The Delta Sweete
    CD 3: Local Gentry
    CD 4: Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell
    CD 5: Touch ‘Em with Love
    CD 6: Fancy
    CD 7: Patchwork
    CD 8: Live at the BBC

  • Glen Campbell / Bobbie Gentry: Little Green Apples - Lyrics

    3:14

    The song Little Green Apples was written by Bobby Russell (1940 - 1992); the song won him the 1969 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Artists: Glen Campbell - vocals, acoustic guitar; Bobbie Gentry - vocals; Hal Blaine - drums; Dennis McCarthy - keyboards; Al Casey - acoustic guitar; and Joe Osborn - bass guitar.

    LP track listing:

    Less of Me - Little Green Apples - Gentle on My Mind -
    Heart to Heart Talk - My Elusive Dreams - (It's Only Your) Imagination - Mornin' Glory - Terrible Tangled Web - Sunday Mornin' - Let It Be Me - Scarborough Fair/Canticle

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Lyrics


    Well I wake up in the morning
    With my hair down in my eyes
    And she says hi

    And I hurry to the breakfast table
    While the kids are goin' off to school, goodbye.

    And she reaches out and takes my hand
    And squeezes it, and says how you feeling hon?

    And I look across at smiling lips
    That warm my heart, and I see my morning sun.

    And if that's not lovin' me,
    Then all I've got to say,

    God didn't make the little green apples,
    And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
    There's no such thing as Dr. Seuss
    Disneyland and Mother Goose,
    No nursery rhymes.

    God didn't make the little green apples,
    And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
    And when myself is feeling low,
    I think about your face aglow and ease my mind.

    Sometimes I call him up, knowing he's busy.
    To ask if he could get away, meet me
    Maybe grab a bite to eat.

    And he drops what he's doing
    Hurries down to meet me, and I'm always late.

    But he sits waiting patiently,
    And smiles when he first sees me,
    Cause he's made that way.

    And if that's not loving me,
    Then all I got to say,

    God didn't make the little green apples,
    And it don't snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.
    There's no such thing as make-believe,
    Puppy dogs or autumn leaves, no bb guns.

    God didn't make the little green apples,
    And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
    And when myself is feeling low,
    I think about your face aglow and ease my mind...

  • Apartment 21

    3:22

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    Apartment 21 · Bobbie Gentry

    The Best Of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years

    ℗ 1970 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 2007-01-01

    Composer: John Buck Wilken

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  • Bobbie Gentry- girl from Cincinnati 1974

    3:34

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