Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bobbie Gentry - Discography 320kbps

Bobbie Gentry remains one of the most interesting and underappreciated artists to emerge out of Nashville during the late '60s. Best-known for her crossover smash "Ode to Billie Joe," she was one of the first female country artists to write and produce much of her own material, forging an idiosyncratic, pop-inspired sound that, in tandem with her glamorous, bombshell image, anticipated the rise of latter-day superstars like Shania Twain and Faith Hill. Of Portuguese descent, Gentry was born Roberta Streeter in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, on July 27, 1942; her parents divorced shortly after her birth and she was raised in poverty on her grandparents' farm. After her grandmother traded one of the family's milk cows for a neighbor's piano, seven-year-old Bobbie composed her first song, "My Dog Sergeant Is a Good Dog," years later self-deprecatingly reprised in her nightclub act; at 13, she moved to Arcadia, California, to live with her mother, soon beginning her performing career in local country clubs. The 1952 film Ruby Gentry lent the singer her stage surname.

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Till said...

This is a huge coolection you got here !

Thanks for this Bobbie's stuff.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Till, you are very welcome, please enjoy her great music.

Nick said...

Thanks heaps!

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome Nick.

Birthday2000 said...

Thanks for this great collection. If you are a big fan, you may want to check out the Albums That Should Exist blog. He has collected her recordings for the BBC. Recommended.