Wednesday, August 22, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #62 - "Ode to Billie Joe" (1967)

I was only seven years old when this song was released, but even at that young age I knew enough to know that it was an amazing song - almost like a hard-boiled detective novel, compressed into one four-minute song.  And no, that doesn't mean that I knew at age seven what a hard-boiled detective novel was.  But I did know that this was one hell of a mysterious song.

Bobbie Gentry, "Ode to Billie Joe," from the summer of 1967.

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