Ode To Bobby Joe

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  1. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

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    By Billie Gentry



    Or is that the other way around?
     
  2. Campfired

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    Nice voice. You notice she doesn't bomb on this song. (Don't hold your breath)

    P.S. It's Bobbie Gentry, not Billie.
     
  3. Trevordog

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    A Southern Gothic classic.
    They had to make a terrible movie about it, because anything that got popular had to be milked for whatever they could get out of it.
    Jeannie C. Riley did a parody of it with the nauseating
    "Harper Valley PTA".
    Even Bobby Zimmerman made fun of it on The Basement Tapes.
    And no, Billie Joe was not a girl.
     
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  4. chrisr777

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    I have the feeling this may be going over some heads here
     
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    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I think i'm following: the harper valley PTA was throwing something off the Tallahachie Bridge?
     
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  6. mattamatta

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    Man, I took me quite a time to stop reading that as Billy Joel.
     
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  7. Cal Webway

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    It's Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry

    Kenny Powers' now NASCAR driving friend.
    She won the Tallahatchie Trans I Am 666

    Ya'll

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    I have no idea what's going on (as usual), but in the interest of this being a guitar forum

     
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    Yeah, people can be kind of slow on the uptake around these parts. I knew what you were referring to when I saw the title of your poast.

    :banana
     
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    Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.
     
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    That is half the fun.
     
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    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    No, it's probably not. It just wasn't all that clever. Sorry.
     
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    Bobby Joe is a little like herpes, only a little more frequent and a little less entertaining.
     
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    So in the movie did they reveal what was thrown off the bridge?
     
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    Start at 2:00 - then do yourself a favor go back and listen to the whole thing.

     
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    I like the song but it's too long by a verse or two. I was in a band that played it regularly (and we even recorded it) and we performed it well, but you could just see people tune out toward the end because it's kind of mid-tempo and there isn't much variation in the song. We actually started playing around with it a lot, changing the tempo/beat in the middle of the song, deleting verses or moving them around, etc. It became kind of a challenge for us.

    Peace,
     
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    A Klon, early horsie version. Tragic indeed.
     
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    That guy's back? It amazes me how some of you pick up on that within a few posts.

    What'd he do now?
     
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    A girl I was dating at that time dragged me to see the movie. Even she thought it was awful. I thought awful didn't even come close to describing how bad it was.
     
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