Bobbie Gentry

Spookey, or what? Maybe it was the Guardian article about Delta Sweet, but I decided that I just had to have Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billy Joe in my collection, rather than just in my head. So I lazily order a greatest hits, and am pleasant suprised by the quality of the duets with Glen Campbell, as well as high class covers like Son of a Preacher Man.

Two days later, I meet up with my son on Birmingham, who presents me with her second album, Delta Sweet recently reissued. I was a whisker away from buying it for myself, we haven’t discussed any of this, but here it is. And gorgeous. Amazing that this could come out, and drop into oblivion for over thirty years. We are so lucky.