June 06, 2006




Anonymous Anonymous said...

many sad days I spend staring out the window wondering where she is now. Vanished into thin air and gone 30 years now

10:15 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I bought a whole compilation of her songs last year, and all I can say is "Ode to Billie Joe" isn't even the strongest one. SO MANY terrific songs on it. "The Girl from Cincinnati" is one of my favorites, along with the original "Fancy." She's so beautiful and talented! I wish she hadn't chosen to drop out of sight...

(I understand she and Jim Stafford had a son who should be about 28 now...maybe he'll emerge someday? ;-))

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bobbie is really having a career upswing. E.M.I. will be issuing The Best Of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years in Feb. 2007. Ode to Billie Joe has been covered over 200 times with over 50 still in print. Fancy has also had multiple covers and is another true classic. Bobbie's 1967 ten grammy nominations( including all major catagories) and four wins will never be matched by another country female artist. Ode to Billie Joe won the grammy hall of fame award in 1999. The gold album for O.T.B.J hangs in the country music hall of fame as the first ever by a female artist. The O.T.B.J album was the first (male or female) to go #1 pop and country not to mention#5 r&b. Her gold duets album with Glen Cambell also hangs in the country music hall of fame as the first ever in the history of county music.

12:39 AM  

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