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  • Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe

    4:51

    Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe

  • 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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  • Bobbie Gentry - The Origins

    30:02

    TRACKLIST
    01- Ode To Billie Joe 00:11
    02- Mississippi Delta 04:23
    03- Reunion 07:28
    04- Sunday Best 10:05
    05- Okolona River Bottom Band 12:50
    06- Niki Hoeky 15:48
    07- Refractions 18:37
    08- Hurry, Tuesday Child 21:08
    09- Requiem For Love 25:23
    10- Stranger In The Mirror 27:48


    Bobbie Gentry - The Origins (FULL ALBUM)
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    Bobbie Gentry (born Roberta Lee Streeter; July 27, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter who was one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material.[1] Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.


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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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  • 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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  • Courtyard

    3:01

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    Courtyard · Bobbie Gentry

    The Delta Sweete

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-03-01

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

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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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  • Bobbie Gentry. Ill Never Fall In Love Again.

    2:52

  • Okolona River Bottom Band

    3:05

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    Okolona River Bottom Band · Bobbie Gentry

    The Delta Sweete

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-03-01

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

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  • Reunion

    2:38

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    Reunion · Bobbie Gentry

    The Delta Sweete

    ℗ 1968 Capitol Records Nashville

    Released on: 1968-03-01

    Producer: Kelly Gordon
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Jimmie Haskell
    Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Shorty Rogers
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Bobbie Gentry
    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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  • Bobbie Gentry - Son Of A Preacher Man

    2:08

    Country version of Dusty Springfield song

  • Bobbie Gentry - Fancy

    4:19

  • 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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  • Bobbie Gentry - Ill never fall in love again

    2:48

    Original video

  • 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.

  • 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 - Mississippi Delta

    3:04

    Bobbie Gentry Mississippi Delta 1967

  • Bobbie Gentry - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    2:37

    (Digital Remaster). Single: (1969) Capitol Records.

  • ILL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN.....BOBBIE GENTRY

    3:02

    GOOD OLD FAVORITE FROM BOBBIE GENTRY

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  • Bobbie Gentry - He Made a Woman Out of Me

    2:35

    Created with

  • Bobbie Gentry - Niki Hoeky

    2:31

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

    Live performance from the Smothers Brothers show.

  • 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.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta

    3:47

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

  • 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

    4:49

    Live performance from the Smothers Brothers show.

  • bobbie gentry another place another time .wmv

    2:22

    Bobbie Gentry 1974 another place another time Macon County Line end credits
    rare track unreleased version on cd (unfortunately!)

  • 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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  • 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 - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    3:10

    UK hit 1970 peaked at No.40, 4 weeks on chart

  • Bobbie Gentry - Rainmaker

    2:32

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

  • Bobbie Gentry -- Ode To Billie Joe REACTION

    10:37

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  • Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry - Let it be me

    2:04

    Let It Be Me is a popular song originally published in French in 1955 as Je t'appartiens. The music was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The french lyrics were penned by Pierre Delanoë.
    The English version was written by Manny Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!.
    It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers and later with the duet by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler.

    This video is from Glen Campbell's TV Show Goodtime Hour from 19-3-1969.

  • Bobbie Gentry ~ Ode to Billie Joe

    3:05

    Live performance from The Ed Sullivan Show.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Chickasaw County Child

    2:06

    Bobbie Gentry performing Chickasaw County Child on Season 1, Episode 3 of her BBC TV series. First aired on July 27, 1968.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Fancy

    4:22

    Bobbie Gentry performing Fancy on The Johnny Cash Show. First aired on January 21, 1970.

  • Something in the Way He Moves - Bobbie Gentry

    2:35

    The Way He Moves, written by James Taylor and sung by Bobbie Gentry. First appreared on Her Album Fancy released in 1970.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    4:18

  • BOBBIE GENTRY Video E.P.

    9:11

    Bobbie Gentry Video EP 1967 - 1971

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe

    4:15

    ODE TO BILLY JOE (1967)

  • Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry All I Have To Do Is Dream

    2:37

    The husband and wife songwriting team of Felice and Boudieaux Bryant wrote this song for the Everly Brothers who recorded it in 1958. They took it to the top of the charts that year. In 1969, Glen and Bobbie released their version which also did well on the charts. It reached #27 on the Hot 100, #6 on the Top Country and #4 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

  • Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    4:50

    Bobbie Gentry performing Ode to Billie Joe on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. First aired on September 10, 1967.

  • Jody And Bobbie - Stranger In The Mirror

    2:21

    Haunting tune from 1965. Jody Reynolds and Bobbie Gentry. This was Bobbie Gentry's debut record.

  • 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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  • BOBBIE GENTRY ~ SUNDAY BEST

    3:06

    BOBBIE GENTRY ~ SUNDAY BEST

  • Bobbie Gentry - Apartment 21

    3:20

    There were perfect women in this world. And once upon a time, they even allied with perfect producers. That work went largely unrecognized, so they married rich and retired.

    Now, there is Mariah. And the rest is sterile...

  • Ode to Billie Joe - Claudias Classic Country Cover

    4:27

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  • Bobbie Gentry, Bing Crosby - Okolona River Bottom Band

    3:13

    Bobbie Gentry and Bing Crosby performing Okolona River Bottom Band on The Hollywood Palace. First aired on January 4, 1969.

  • Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

    5:02

    The complete version of Ode to Billie Joe from the film. The film was titled Ode to Billy Joe for some reason, possibly for publishing. This version is quite longer than the hit version, with a lengthy musical outro. I edited together the beginning and end credits of the movie to sync the music together. Enjoy!

  • Glen Campbell / Bobbie Gentry: Gentle on my Mind

    3:08

    The LP Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell was released in September, 1968; recorded that same year at Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA. Produced by Kelly Gordon and Al DeLory.

    Gentry and Campbell's harmonies resulted in a gold record and three hit singles.

    Gentle on My Mind was written by John Hartford (1937 - 2001); the song won two 1968 Grammy Awards. Hartford himself won the award for Best Folk Performance. The other award, Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance (Male), went to Glen Campbell for his version of Hartford's song. Glen Campbell's performance of the song had been played on the radio more than 5 million times.

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