• Catalog Spotlight: Bobbie Gentry
    Catalog Spotlight: Bobbie Gentry

Emerging out of the Nashville scene in the late '60s, Bobbie Gentry was one of the first female country artists to write and produce most of her own material, melding country, pop, soul, and R&B and pairing them with imagistic Southern Gothic narratives to forge a style all her own.

The Chickasaw County chanteuse burst onto the scene in 1967 with the No. 1 hit, "Ode To Billie Joe," a smash that sold tens of millions of copies, knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts, and earned her Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Gentry charted a handful of minor hits throughout the rest of the decade and into the early '70s, eventually shifting from her soul- and roots-inspired arrangements to a grittier R&B sound. Later, she became a successful fixture on the Las Vegas circuit, writing and producing an elaborate nightclub revue before retiring from performing in the late '70s.


  1. Bobbie Gentry - "Ode To Billie Joe"
  2. Bobbie Gentry - "Fancy"
  3. Bobbie Gentry - "Okolona River Bottom Band"
  4. Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - "Mornin' Glory"
  5. Bobbie Gentry - "But I Can't Get Back"


  1. Bobbie Gentry - "Mississippi Delta"
  2. Bobbie Gentry - "I Saw An Angel Die"
  3. Bobbie Gentry - "Sunday Best"
  4. Bobbie Gentry - "Ace Insurance Man"
  5. Bobbie Gentry - "Sittin' Pretty"
  6. Bobbie Gentry - "Reunion"
  7. Bobbie Gentry - "Seasons Come, Seasons Go"
  8. Bobbie Gentry - "Show Off"
  9. Bobbie Gentry - "Your Number One Fan"
  10. Bobbie Gentry - "Somebody Like Me"
  11. Bobbie Gentry - "Lookin' In"
  12. Bobbie Gentry - "Slow Cookin'"


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