Title: Ode To Billie Joe
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Ode To Billie Joe. Written-By – Gentry. Solar Heat (7", Single, RE). Vampi Soul.
Ode to Billie Joe" is a song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single, released on July 10, 1967, was a number-one hit in the US within three weeks of release and a big international seller. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song of the year. The recording remained on the Billboard chart for 20 weeks and was the Number 1 song for four weeks.
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Ode to Billie Joe" is a 1967 song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single, released in late July, was a number-one hit in the United States, and became a big international seller. 3 song for 1967 (the other two were "The Letter" by the Box Tops and "To Sir With Love" by Lulu). The song is ranked on Rolling Stone's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980 released: 2008. Mambo Sangria released: 2007. Tjader released: 2007.
Album: Ode To Billie Joe (1967). Charted: 13 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. A movie with the title spelled Ode to Billy Joe was released in 1976. The film was based on this song, with a fictionalized Gentry (named "Bobbie Lee Hartley") played by Glynnis O'Connor. Gentry was not in the film, but re-recorded "Ode To Billie Joe" for the soundtrack. This turned out to be some of Gentry's last work high-profile work, as she disappeared from the public eye soon after. The re-released version of the song charted at and the main title from the film - also composed by Gentry, made #65.
The song also propels Gentry’s album (also titled Ode To Billie Joe ) to number one for five weeks (unseating The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ), and winning her two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. The song is also widely covered by numerous artists including Howard Roberts, Cal Tjader, Tammy Wynette, Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Donaldson, Lorrie Morgan, and Sinead O'Connor among them. As Bobby Gentry’s original version is on the R&B singles chart, it is surpassed by a competing instrumental version by King Curtis, which peaks at on October 28, 1967. Ode To Billie Joe is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.
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|A||Ode To Billie Joe
Written-By – Gentry*
Written-By – Tjader*
- Published By – Larry Shane Music
- Published By – Bandy Music
NotesFrom Skye LP "Solar Heat" SK1
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 451A1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 451B5
- Rights Society: ASCAP
- Rights Society: BMI
|452||Cal Tjader||Ode To Billie Joe (7", Single, Promo)||Skye Records||452||US||1968|
|45002||Cal Tjader||Solar Heat (7", Single, RE)||Vampi Soul||45002||Spain||2003|