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Bobbie Gentry

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Bobbie Gentry: Euphemism

Quite a Quote!

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27 Jul 2021

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Jailhouse Radio

The intriguing sound of Bobbie Gentry is front and center on this episode of Jailhouse Radio. Raising to fame in 1967, this lady began a professional music career with a "Signature Song". What was to follow set her in the history books of music forever. Known as "Whispering" Bill Anderson, he brought a new sound to the ears and memory of so many people. Grady brings his own unique sound of craziness to the ears and memory of all who hear him. Enjoy!


16 Jun 2021

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Why Bobbie Gentry Vanished + Where She Is Today

Secret History of Country Music

June 3rd is Bobbie Gentry Day as it's the day her most famous character jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge in "Ode To Billie Joe." Fifteen years later, the superstar — and she was a superstar, but perhaps not in country music — walked off the ACM Awards stage and into a life that very few people know about. Taste of Country's writer / producer team of Adison Haager and Billy Dukes sort it all out during this week's Secret History of Country Music Podcast episode. For a full list of sources, visit: https://tasteofcountry.com/bobbie-gentry-ode-to-billie-joe-secret-history-of-country-music-podcast/


31 May 2021

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46☆30☆68 - James Yorkston and Stephen Marshall, with music from U-Roy, Bobbie Gentry, Holger Czukay, Awa Poulo, Aziz Balouch and much more

46-30: Quality music of no fixed abode

Stephen Marshall - Triassic Tusk Records and Futtle brewery and James Yorkston - Singer-songwriter Discuss life, whilst playing quality music of no fixed genre or abode. This is a slow podcast and may not keep you awake, if that's what you're looking for.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/46-30/support

1hr 10mins

24 Feb 2021

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Old Gold - Eps. 64 - Bobbie Gentry: “Ode to Billie Joe” - An IDTU Music Retrospective

Idiots Discuss The Universe



31 Jul 2020

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Something Cool: Bobbie Gentry

Earwolf Presents

To keep you entertained at home, we're rereleasing some classic Earwolf and Premium episodes from behind the paywall! You can find the rest of this series on Stitcher Premium.The fancy lady from Chickasaw County, Bobbie Gentry rose to fame with her most memorable hit song, “Ode To Billie Joe.” In a male-dominated era of singers and songwriters, Bobbie Gentry was a standout: an early feminist icon and independent success who earned the respect and collaboration of her contemporaries with her unique Southern charm and significant catalog, most of which was written and produced by Gentry herself. After countless albums, variety shows, and Vegas revues, she mysteriously disappeared into the mist, becoming a recluse who gave up her career and hid from the public eye. Through exclusive interviews, vintage clips, and a gorgeous soundtrack; this episode celebrates Gentry’s immeasurable influence and brilliant artistry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


15 Apr 2020

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Ep 3 | Ode to Bobbie Gentry

Hidden Track

She skyrocketed to fame with a song that didn't sound like anything anyone had ever heard before. It was gentle yet tense, lurid yet mysterious. "Ode to Billie Joe" was driven by Bobbie Gentry's trademark acoustic guitar groove, and that low Mississippi drawl that seemed like it was murmuring secrets in your ear. On this episode, Grant Stovel explores the captivating legacy of an artist who has one of most sensational success stories in all of popular music, and also one of its most fascinating and enigmatic disappearing acts. Tara Murtha, author of Bobbie Gentry's 'Ode to Billie Joe' is Grant's guest on this week's Hidden Track.  


29 Mar 2019

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138: Podcast #138: Buzzcocks, Dr Dre & Jimmy Iovine, Mercury Rev on Bobbie Gentry and more


It’s a rather more stylish Bigmouth than usual as GQ magazine editor DYLAN JONES joins us for this week’s pop culture dégustation along with SOPHIE HARRIS of Mojo, Time Out and… yoga?On the menu this week: Can HBO/BBC4 documentary ‘The Defiant Ones’ make compelling drama from the parallel rise of Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine? Psychedelic backwoodsmen Mercury Rev take on Bobbie Gentry’s country-soul classic ‘The Delta Sweete’ with an army of five-star female vocalists. And weren’t Buzzcocks just FANTASTIC?Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Studio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Feb 2019

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E13: Sid Vicious does it his way + Bobbie Gentry's Delta Sweete

Rock's Backpages

This week, Sid Vicious talks about the Sex Pistols splitting up and his inimitable cover of 'My Way' in clips from a previously unheard audio interview by John Tobler. RBP podcast host Mark Pringle is joined in Barney Hoskyns' absence by Jasper Murison-Bowie to listen to it and, predictably, talk about it. They contemplate Sid's sadness at the band coming to an end, as well as his endorsement of Nancy Spungen as his manager, who he thinks will take the music industry by storm. Moving on to the week's free feature, Bobbie Gentry, ahead of an upcoming reimagining of her album The Delta Sweete, they consider the meaning of 'Ode to Billy Joe' and Gentry's retirement from music after only three albums, with Mark wondering what else might have been if she hadn't. Next up are pieces by featured writer Andrew Bailey of Rolling Stone on British bluesman Alexis Korner, T. Rex's Marc Bolan and Guy Peellaert's Rock Dreams, before Mark and Jasper pick some of their highlights from the week's library load. Topics range from Cliff Bennett meeting Jerry Lee Lewis to Caroline Sullivan on the disappointing boybands of the 90s, via Cannonball Adderley on the intellectualisation of jazz, John Mendelssohn slagging off Led Zeppelin I and Van Morrison's Astral Weeks in one fell swoop, and much else besides. Finally, Mark and Jasper discuss Loyle Carner's approach to grime and London hip-hop, producer Mura Masa's difficulty at being a convincing performer and the despicable Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines.Produced by Jasper Murison-BowiePieces discussed: Sid Vicious, Bobbie Gentry, Ode to Billy Joe, Mercury Rev, Alexis Korner, Marc Bolan, Guy Peellaert's Rock Dreams, Cliff Bennett/Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Helms and psychedelia, Peter Frampton, Mendo hates Led Zeppelin I, Mike Bloomfield, Caroline Sullivan on Bubblegum Pop, Cannonball Adderley, James Blunt, Loyle Carner, Mura Masa and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines


1 Feb 2019

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Where is Bobbie Gentry?

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

A theater in Memphis decided to stop showing “Gone with the Wind,” and Aisha Harris, a Slate culture writer and host of the podcast Represent, joins Kurt to talk about what many see as a nostalgia for slavery in the movie. At 50, there are two central questions surrounding the song, “Ode to Billie Joe”: Why did Billie Joe McAllister jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge, and why, decades ago, did the woman who sang it, Bobbie Gentry, disappear from public view? And finally, Kurt talks to another Omahan done good, the director Alexander Payne, about his new movie, “Downsizing.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


21 Dec 2017