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A week in radio: Whatever Happened to Bobbie Gentry?

There are 2 comments on the The Guardian story from May 17, 2012, titled A week in radio: Whatever Happened to Bobbie Gentry?. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Whatever Happened to Bobbie Gentry? began with an enigma and ended with one too.

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Daniel

Toledo, OH

#1 May 27, 2012
I really enjoyed the bbc documentary but it was riddled with errors. How could the bbc ,of all people' not know her third album, 'Local Gentry' was recorded at Abby Road studios in London, not Nashville as they sited. With record sales of 'Ode to Billie Joe' at the historic 50 million mark on over 100 covers and 'Fancy' at 20 million; she is long overdue for induction in The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Master jazz pianist, Bill Evans, recorded her lush composition, Mornin' Glory on his important 'Live In Toyo' album and played the tune in hundreds of concerts. Her southern swamp rocker 'Mississippi Delta' helped define the sub genere of Southern Rock.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 May 29, 2012
Daniel wrote:
I really enjoyed the bbc documentary but it was riddled with errors. How could the bbc ,of all people' not know her third album,'Local Gentry' was recorded at Abby Road studios in London, not Nashville as they sited. With record sales of 'Ode to Billie Joe' at the historic 50 million mark on over 100 covers and 'Fancy' at 20 million; she is long overdue for induction in The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Master jazz pianist, Bill Evans, recorded her lush composition, Mornin' Glory on his important 'Live In Toyo' album and played the tune in hundreds of concerts. Her southern swamp rocker 'Mississippi Delta' helped define the sub genere of Southern Rock.
I loved Bobbie Gentry's singing when I was a kid...

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