Bobbie Gentry Box Set ‘The Girl From Chickasaw County-The Complete Capitol Masters’ To Be Released This Fall

Bobbie Gentry 'The Girl From Chickasaw County'

Great news for classic roots music fans! The first major retrospective box set celebrating the pioneering and enduring legacy of Bobbie Gentry will be released by Universal Music on September 21st.

“The Girl From Chickasaw County” is an 8 CD collection which includes all of the studio albums recorded by the Mississippi singer-songwriter, including more than 75 previously unreleased recordings. These extras include Gentry’s “lost” jazz album, outtakes, demos, and rarities, as well as a disc of live performances taken from the series she hosted on the BBC in 1968 and 1969 which was part of a vinyl-only release this past Record Store Day.

The set features specially commissioned cover art by David Downton and an 84-page book containing a comprehensive essay, rare and unseen photos, eight postcards and a facsimile of Gentry’s original handwritten lyrics for her signature hit ‘Ode To Billie Joe.’

Pre-order “The Girl From Chickasaw County” here.

‘The Girl From Chickasaw County-The Complete Capitol Masters’ track list:

*previously unreleased

DISC 1 – ODE TO BILLIE JOE

1. Mississippi Delta
2. I Saw an Angel Die
3. Chickasaw County Child
4. Sunday Best
5. Niki Hoeky
6. Papa, Woncha Let Me Go to Town With You?
7. Bugs
8. Hurry, Tuesday Child
9. Lazy Willie
10. Ode to Billie Joe

BONUS TRACKS

11. The Seventh Son [Demo]*
12. I Saw an Angel Die [Demo] *
13. Niki Hoeky [Demo]*
14. Papa, Woncha Let Me Go to Town With You? [Demo]*
15. Hurry, Tuesday Child [Demo]*
16. Mississippi Delta [Alternate version]*
17. Sunday Best [Alternate take]*
18. Show-Off [Stereo version]*
19. La Siepe [Original 7”]
20. La Citta E’ Grande [Original 7”]

DISC 2 – THE DELTA SWEETE

1. Okolona River Bottom Band
2. Big Boss Man
3. Reunion
4. Parchman Farm
5. Mornin’ Glory
6. Sermon
7. Tobacco Road
8. Penduli Pendulum
9. Jessye’ Lisabeth
10. Refractions
11. Louisiana Man
12. Courtyard

BONUS TRACKS

13. The Seventh Son [Band version]*
14. Feelin’ Good [Demo]*
15. I Didn’t Know [Demo]*
16. Morning to Midnight [Demo]*
17. Refractions [Demo]*
18. Louisiana Man [Demo]*
19. Sermon [Demo]*
20. Morning Glory [Demo]*
21. Jessye’ Lisabeth [Demo]*
22. Courtyard [Demo]*
23. Louisiana Man [‘The Tom Jones Show’ 06/07/1968]*
24. Ode to Billie Joe [‘The Tom Jones Show’ 06/07/1968]*

DISC 3 – LOCAL GENTRY

1. Sweete Peony
2. Casket Vignette
3. Come Away Melinda
4. The Fool on the Hill
5. Papa’s Medicine Show
6. Ace Insurance Man
7. Recollection
8. Sittin’ Pretty
9. Eleanor Rigby
10. Peaceful
11. Here, There and Everywhere

BONUS TRACKS

12. Hushabye Mountain [Original 7”]
13. Skip A Long Sam [Ode to Bobbie Gentry]
14. Conspiracy of Homer Jones*
15. Sweet Peony [Alternate Version]*
16. Cotton Candy Sandman [Demo] *
17. Hushabye Mountain [Demo]*

DISC 4 – BOBBIE GENTRY & GLEN CAMPBELL

1. Less of Me
2. Little Green Apples
3. Gentle on My Mind
4. Heart to Heart Talk
5. My Elusive Dreams
6. (It’s Only Your) Imagination
7. Mornin’ Glory
8. Terrible Tangled Web
9. Sunday Mornin’
10. Let It Be Me
11. Scarborough Fair/Canticle

BONUS TRACKS

12. All I Have to Do Is Dream [Original 7”]
13. Walk Right Back [Original 7”]
14. Sunday Mornin’ [Alternate version]*
15. Let It Be Me [Without strings]*
16. Scarborough Fair/Canticle [without strings]*
17. Love Took My Heart and Mashed That Sucker Flat [Duet with Kelly Gordon] [Defunked, 1969]
18. Fool on the Hill [Japanese language version] [Original 7”]
19. No me quiero enamorar [Spanish Language ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’] [Original 7”]
20. En Todas Partes [Spanish Language ‘Here There and Everywhere’] [Original 7”]

DISC 5 – TOUCH ‘EM WITH LOVE

1. Touch ‘Em with Love
2. Greyhound Goin’ Somewhere
3. Natural to Be Gone
4. Seasons Come, Seasons Go
5. Glory Hallelujah, How They’ll Sing
6. I Wouldn’t Be Surprised
7. Son of a Preacher Man
8. Where’s the Playground, Johnny
9. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
10. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Bonus Tracks

11. More Today Than Yesterday*
12. Spinning Wheel*
13. Touch ‘Em with Love [Stereo version]*
14. Glory Hallelujah, How They’ll Sing [Alternate take]*
15. Seasons Come, Seasons Go [Demo]*
16. Suppertime*
17. God Bless The Child*
18. Since I Fell For You*
19. Save Your Love For Me*
20. Here’s That Rainy Day*
21. Stormy [Ode To Bobbie Gentry]
22. This Girls In Love With You
23. Windows of the World [The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years]

DISC 6 – FANCY

1. Fancy
2. Delta Man
3. Something in the Way He Moves
4. Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em and Forget About ‘Em
5. He Made a Woman Out of Me
6. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
7. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
8. Rainmaker
9. Wedding Bell Blues

BONUS TRACKS

10. In the Ghetto [I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (UK)]
11. Fancy [Mono radio edit]*
12. Apartment 21 [Original 7”]
13. Away In A Manger [The Christmas Sound of Music, 1969]
14. Scarlett Ribbons [The Christmas Sound of Music, 1969]
15. Circle ‘Round the Sun*
16. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head [Alternate take]*
17. Wedding Bell Blues [Alternate take]*
18. Apartment 21 [Without strings]*
19. Scarlett Ribbons [Alternate version]*
20. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody [Live on ‘Top Of The Pops’]

DISC 7 – PATCHWORK

1. Benjamin
2. Interlude 1
3. Marigolds and Tangerines
4. Interlude 2
5. Billy the Kid
6. Interlude 3
7. Beverly
8. Interlude 4
9. Miss Clara/Azusa Sue
10. Interlude 5
11. But I Can’t Get Back
12. Jeremiah
13. Interlude 6
14. Belinda
15. Mean Stepmama Blues
16. Your Number One Fan
17. Interlude 7
18. Somebody Like Me
19. Lookin’ In

BONUS TRACKS

20. Smoke [The Best Of The Capital Years, 2007]
21. Joanne*
22. Salome Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear*
23. Benjamin [Alternate take]*
24. Belinda [Alternate version]*
25. Smoke (Demo)*
26. The Girl from Cincinnati [Original 7”]
27. You and Me Together [Original 7”]

DISC 8 – LIVE AT THE BBC

1. Mississippi Delta [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/03/1968]*
2. Papa Won’t You Let Me Go To Town With You [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/03/1968]*
3. I Saw An Angel Die [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/03/1968]*
4. My Dog Sargent [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/03/1968] *1.15
5. Ode to Billie Joe [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/03/1968] *
6. Mornin Glory [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/27/1968]* 3.15
7. Sunday Best [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/27/1968]*
8. Hurry Tuesday Child [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/27/1968]*
9. Nikki Hokey / Barefootin’ [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/10/1968]*
10. Penduli Pendulum [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/10/1968]*
11. Ace Insurance Man [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/10/1968]*
12. Chickasaw County Child [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 08/10/1968]*
13. Recollection [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/16/1969]*
14. Sweet Peony [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/16/1969]*
15. Refractions [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/16/1969]*
16. Greyhound Goin’ Somewhere [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/16/1969]*
17. Cotton Candy Sandman [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 07/16/1969]*
18. Open Your Window [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 02/01/1971]*
19. Mother Nature’s son [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 02/01/1971]*
20. Mr Bojangles [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 02/01/1971]*
21. Your Number One Fan [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 02/01/1971]*
22. He Made A Woman Out of Me [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 03/08/1971]*
23. Billy the Kid [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 03/08/1971]*
24. Wailing Of The Willow [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 03/08/1971]*

25. Belinda [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 03/08/1971]*

26. Circle ‘Round The Sun [Live on ‘Bobbie Gentry’ 03/08/1971]*

*Previously unreleased

4 thoughts on “Bobbie Gentry Box Set ‘The Girl From Chickasaw County-The Complete Capitol Masters’ To Be Released This Fall

  1. Daniel Reed Drown
    July 30, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Fans on both sides of the pond are super stoked for this impending release. I remember going to a record store convention, 20 years ago, and hearing a sublime, earthy bootleg cover of Billie Holiday’s classic: God Bless the Child by Bobbie Gentry. Now to hear her stunning originals, covers of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday and 75 previously unreleased recordings from the Capitol vaults in high definition sound is a dream come true.

  2. Baron Lane
    July 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Its going to be a must have, Daniel. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. William Post
    November 28, 2018 at 6:54 am

    My interest in Bobbie Gentry goes back a long long way with many twists and turns. I just glad she dropped out of the limelight and went on with her life not the publics life. One simple question…..when and how can I purchase this new release?

  4. Baron Lane
    December 5, 2018 at 6:09 am

    William, I agree though it’s kind of bittersweet to me that we’ve missed out on that talent. You can get the box set here – https://amzn.to/2zIjdiz

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