Thursday, May 27, 2010

Throwing something off the Tallahatchie Bridge

Because it's been summer-hot and thunderstormy here, and because I'm listening to her, and because her vocal performances are incredible, and because her songwriting is just as great, and because I haven't written any of what I want to write yet, here's three of Bobbie Gentry's best songs.

Mississippi Delta:

(M, I, double-S I, double-S I, double-P I)

Niki Hoeky (she didn't write this one, but I love the performance):

(woo boo poo poo yoo)

And, of course, Ode to Billie Joe:

The whole Ode to Billie Joe album is a masterpiece.

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