Bobbie’s lost Jazz album The Windows Of The World is out now. Getting its first stand-alone release on vinyl for Record Store Day 2021, The Windows of the World also features a previously unreleased version of ‘Hushabye Mountain’.
**** Shindig! “Cut between her joint album with Glen Campbell and the pop-soul of Touch’em With Love, this collection of mostly jazz and bossa standards is arguably superior to both.”
Bobbie’s lost Jazz album gets its first stand-alone release on vinyl for Record Store Day 2021. At some point in the autumn of 1968 Bobbie decided to re-cast herself as a sort of Mississippi Julie London and in a series of sessions beginning at the end of the year and running through to March 1969, she cut a laid-back album of classic and contemporary jazz tunes that was sadly abandoned before it had a chance to see the light of day. These surviving recordings were first issued on The Girl From Chickasaw County boxset, and are collected together exclusively for this RSD release. The Windows of the World also features a previously unreleased version of ‘Hushabye Mountain’.
You can get a copy from a participating indie record shop near you on 17th July 2021
Tara Murtha celebrates the release of the Record Store Day exclusive Bobbie Gentry Live At The BBC LP in an article analysing this first collection of her live BBC Recordings and interviewing the LP’s producer. Head over to her website at www.odetobilliejoe333.com for the full story and other articles on Bobbie.