Song of the Day: Bobbie Gentry, “Ode To Billie Joe”

Country singer and songwriter Bobbie Gentry was born on this day in either 1942 or 1944 (I found both dates in various sources). Best known for her song "Ode To Billie Joe," she recorded with Glen Campbell and ultimately had four Top Ten hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. Here she sings her most famous song on The Andy Williams Show.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bobbie Gentry, “Ode To Billie Joe”

  1. Hi John – I always loved her voice and particularly this song … thanks for letting us hear it again – cheers Hilary


    1. Sure! She did so many other great songs, including “Fancy” and a cover of Classics IV’s “Stormy.” She was definitely a fine singer and songwriter…


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