BOBBIE GENTRY (287)

Ode to Billie Joe / Touch 'em with Love (RVCD-287)

Combined for the first time on one CD, Raven presents two unique albums by the legendary Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter BOBBIE GENTRY. With superb quality audio, seven rare bonus tracks, color booklet and detailed liner notes. While best remembered for her first and biggest hit, the bittersweet ‘Ode to Billie Joe’, Gentry continued to prove herself a performer and writer of rare talent, issuing a string of high quality albums until her retirement in the mid 1970s. Her recordings have undergone serious re-evaluation in recent years. Her debut album Ode to Billie Joe (1967) and Touch ‘em with Love (1969) are superb examples of her artistry at work.

Ode to Billie Joe went to #1 on both the US Billboard Country and Pop charts. Her enticing blend of country-meets-soul-meets-pop is highlighted by exquisite songs such as the legendary title track, the gorgeous ‘I Saw an Angel Die’, the autobiographical ‘Chickasaw County Child’ and the tough swamp rock of ‘Mississippi Delta’. Touch ‘em with Love is her most underrated and eclectic album, featuring her UK #1 hit cover of Bacharach/David’s ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’, the southern fried funk of the title track and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, the bluegrass-flavoured ‘Natural to be Gone’ and the lushly orchestrated pop of ‘I Wouldn’t be Surprised’. Continues Raven’s Gentry reissue program – An American Quilt 1967-1974 (RVCD-130), The Delta Sweete/Local Gentry (RVCD-220) and Patchwork/Fancy (RVCD-251).

TRACK LISTING
Ode to Billie Joe (1967)
1. MISSISSIPPI DELTA
2. I SAW AN ANGEL DIE
3. CHICKASAW COUNTY CHILD
4. SUNDAY BEST
5. NIKI HOEKY
6. PAPA, WON’T YOU LET ME GO TO TOWN WITH YOU
7. BUGS
8. HURRY, TUESDAY CHILD
9. LAZY WILLIE
10. ODE TO BILLIE JOE
Touch ‘em with Love (1969)
11. TOUCH ‘EM WITH LOVE
12. GREYHOUND GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
13. NATURAL TO BE GONE
14. SEASONS COME, SEASONS GO
15. GLORY HALLELUJAH, HOW THEY’LL SING
16. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED
17. SON OF A PREACHER MAN
18. WHERE’S THE PLAYGROUND, JOHNNY
19. I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN
20. YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY
Bonus Tracks
21. SCARLET RIBBONS
22. THE GIRL FROM CINCINNATI
23. YOU AND ME TOGETHER
24. LET IT BE ME (Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell)
25. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM (Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell)
26. WALK RIGHT BACK (Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell)
27. EN TODAS PARTES (Here, There and Everywhere)

Also available:
Bobbie Gentry - An American Quilt 1967-1974 (RVCD-130)
Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete / Local Gentry (RVCD-220)
Bobbie Gentry - Patchwork / Fancy (RVCD-251)

All prices quoted are in AUD$

AUD$ 17.95 (available)


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