Music journalist Charles Donovan has written a new feature on Bobbie for Pop Matters, where he examines the impact of the boxset, and speaks to four Gentry commentators to try to understand more about her life, her music career and her decision to call it quits including; Andrew Batt (boxset compiler/producer), Tara Martha (author/journalist), Donald Bradburn (Bobbie’s choreographer), and John Cameron (Musical Director for Bobbie’s three BBC series).Check it out here.
Check out the great new piece by James Reed in the LA Times on Bobbie’s career and the new boxset: ‘Bobbie Gentry Gets Her Due’. James spoke to compiler Andrew Batt for the piece and in a separate article Andrew introduces his ten favourite unreleased tracks from the boxset: ‘Beyond ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ Listen to Bobbie Gentry’s 10 essential unreleased songs’. Readers outside the U.S. won’t be able to see the article, but can read it here: LA Times James Reed articles on Bobbie Gentry
Jeremy Roberts talks to boxset compiler Andrew Batt about the forthcoming 8cd set and all things Bobbie in his article for Medium.com “Bobbie Gentry’s archivist explores colossal ‘Girl from Chickasaw County’ box set”