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Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

Author: Tara Murtha
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Series: 33 1/3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. “Ode to Billie Joeâ€? knocked the Beatles' “All You Need is Loveâ€? off the top of the charts, and Bobbie Gentry became an international star. Almost 50 years later, Gentry is as enigmatic and captivating as her  Read more...
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Murtha, Tara.
Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe
(DLC) 2014027644
(OCoLC)866617365
Named Person: Bobbie Gentry; Bobbie Gentry; Bobbie Gentry
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Murtha
ISBN: 9781623563424 1623563429
OCLC Number: 897378713
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: FC; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; 1. Out of a Swamp Fog; 2. Where is Bobbie Gentry?; 3. The Bobbiebilia; 4. Chickasaw County Child; 5. Becoming Bobbie Gentry; 6. "Produced by Kelly Gordon and Bobby Paris"; 7. The Summer of "Ode to Billie Joe"; 8. Capitol Pre-orders Five Timesas Many Records as Meet the Beatles; 9. The Capitol Years; 10. Viva Las Vegas; 11. What the Song Didn't Tell You, the Movie Will; 12. So I'm Packin' Up and I'm Checking Out; Notes
Series Title: 33 1/3.
Other Titles: Ode to Billie Joe
Responsibility: Tara Murtha.

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July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. “Ode to Billie Joe� knocked the Beatles' “All You Need is Love� off the top of the charts, and Bobbie Gentry became an international star. Almost 50 years later, Gentry is as enigmatic and captivating as her signature song. Of course, fans still want to know why Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. They also wonder: Why did Bobbie Gentry, who has not performed or made a public.

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Tara Murtha examines that song and the rest of Bobbi Gentry's career in Ode To Billie Joe, the latest release in the 33 1/3 series of books. It is a wonderfully compelling book and the best I've read Read more...

 
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