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Bobbie Gentry
TV Soundtrack [no label, 1CD]
BBC2 - with Donovan (July 27, 1968) and James Taylor (July 17, 1969)

For a period in the late '60s, Bobbie Gentry was one hot babe. Her 1967 single, Ode To Billie Joe, shot her to prominence in the United States and her 1970 cover of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song, I'll Never Fall In Love Again sealed her popularity. In between was a hit duet album with Glen Campbell. Gentry's last public performance was in 1978 at The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and since then, she has remained a recluse.

Thanks to Egg_Crisis who shared the lossless tracks on the internet, fans can now enjoy these Bobbie Gentry tracks (with guests Donovan and James Taylor), recorded for the BBC. Thanks too to laryddave for the artwork.

This is what Egg_Crisis said of the July 17, 1969 show: "This does not exist in the archives. It was wiped by the BBC sometime in the '70s. This and the reel [off-air master, 1 7/8 ips] from which it came could quite possibly be the only existing copy. Time to set it free... Both shows would have been pre-recorded not broadcast live." He added: "The John Cameron she mentions was the Musical Director for the show. He had a band The John Cameron Quartet. They were probably the house band for the show. During the song, Pan's People danced to it. They were a dance troupe and were regulars on 1970's episodes of Top Of The Pops."

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality, stereo MP3s - sample rate of 192 kibit/s). As far as we can ascertain, this recording has never been officially released.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you want to download these tracks at a later time.

 
July 27, 1968
Track 01 Mississippi Delta
Track 02

Peaceful

Track 03 Mornin' Glory
Track 04 DONOVAN - Young But Growing
Track 05 DONOVAN - There Is A Mountain (with Bobbie Gentry)
Track 06 DONOVAN - Bugs (with Bobbie Gentry)
Track 07 DONOVAN - A Sunny Day
Track 08 Sunday Best
Track 09
Hurry Tuesday Child
Track 10 Chickasaw County Child
July 17, 1969
Track 11 Mississippi Delta
Track 12 Sweet Peony
Track 13 Recollection
Track 14 JAMES TAYLOR - Something In The Way She Moves
Track 15 JAMES TAYLOR - Knocking 'round The Zoo
Track 16 JAMES TAYLOR - Something's Wrong (with Bobbie Gentry)
Track 17 John Cameron - Wenceslas Square (Pan's People)
Track 18 Peaceful
Track 19 Greyhound Goin' Somewhere
Track 20 Refractions
Track 21 JAMES TAYLOR - Country Road
Track 22 Cotton Candy Sandman
Track 23 Chickasaw County Child

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