The Brody & Samantha Show

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RELEASE
1967
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Country, Blue-Eyed Soul, Soul, AM Pop, Country-Pop

Album Review

Gentry's debut LP, which went to number one on the pop charts, was a promising but not wholly satisfying disc, with the singer penning all but one of the songs. Inevitably, the title track dwarfed everything else by comparison, but a greater problem was that several of the other tunes recycled variations of the "Ode to Billie Joe" riff. On the other hand, "Mississippi Delta" is gloriously tough, throaty swamp rock; few other women pop singers have sounded as raw. Other good cuts were "I Saw an Angel Die," an effective mating of Gentry's country-blues guitar riffs and low-key orchestration, and the jazz waltz-timed "Papa, Woncha Let Me Go to Town With You." Her vocals are poised and husky throughout the record, on which she was definitely on the right track -- one that she was quickly diverted from, into more MOR-oriented sounds.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mississippi Deltahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. I Saw an Angel Diehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Chickasaw County Childhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Sunday Besthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Niki Hoekyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Papa, Won't You Let Me Go to Town With You?http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Bugshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Hurry, Tuesday Childhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Lazy Williehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Ode to Billie Joehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fode-to-billie-joe%252Fid714615100%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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