I Jumped Off A Bridge Once. Someone Wrote A Song About It. I wasn’t impressed, Bein’ Dead an’ All

I love ‘Southern’

“Pass the biscuits please.”

Really love Southern.


Truly absolutely love Southern

Truly absolutey love Southern, and all them entrails… (That would be ‘boudin’, for those uninitiated out there)

I love Bobbie Gentry, arguably one of the best Southern Singer-Song-Writers to come down from the hollow.

Been wanting to write about her, but somewhat overawed and, quite frankly, struck. (and stuck)
“Loss for words,” would suffice.

Message in a bottle time:

Help me out here: what can be said (personal experience with the music here: Please no Wiki shit) about Bobbie Gentry?

I await

17 thoughts on “I Jumped Off A Bridge Once. Someone Wrote A Song About It. I wasn’t impressed, Bein’ Dead an’ All

  1. Even Yankee girls still speculate what got throw’d offa that bridge. Everyone loved Gentry. She was so beautiful. If you read my post today, you’ll fall in love with a modern singer just like Bobbie.
    You have an English GF and I have an English husband. He is closer to my father’s age than mine. We do not share cultural icons, not even musical ones. I never heard of Cliff Richards and he’s never heard of Janis Joplin or Brooks Benton.


    • Howdy and thanks a bunch for visiting my site. I have not heard of Richards either (until now). Definitely will be checking out your latest post.
      I know what got throw’d off’n that bridge, but I ain’t tellin’.
      Thanks again for stopping by and commenting.


  2. Lord have mercy, you done snatched me slam back to 1973, sittin’ at the Dixie Drive-in, eatin’ What-a-Burgers in my daddy’s powder blue ’67 Chevy. I remember the car-hop bringin’ me my Pepsi, served in a glass bottle; my daddy dropped a few peanuts in an’ I watched it fizz’n. Oooo’weee dem was some good fixin’s. “Ode to Billy Joe” uz playin’ on the radio. I knew ever word by heart and I’d sing loud as I could til he made me hush an eat. I’s 5 yers old.
    I don’t know a thing about Bobby Gentry, sorry. But that flashback was sweet.
    Thanks, I needed that.


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