Tuesday, April 15, 2008

104: Ode to Ode To Billy Joe, part 3

Hi.
Today I'm back with part 3 of the ode to the "Ode To Billie Joe".
I checked on the CD's I have of Bobbie Gentry,
on some of them it's Billy Joe, on others Billie Joe...
First time I noticed this was when I did once more some (tiring)
research on the w.w.w. for more covers of this great song.
I had (much appreciated!) help of countless fellow-bloggers,
and ofcourse all the musicians who were inspired to
actually cover this beautiful song...
For this third part I've gathered some extremes, enfin,
just listen for yourselves and have fun!
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1. Barney Wilen - Ode To Billie Joe (7:48)
2. Buddy Rich Big Band - Ode To Billie Joe (3:39)
3. Danny Gatton - Ode To Billy Joe (9:13)
4. Ellen McIlwaine - Ode To Billy Joe (4:13)
5. Gil Trythall - Ode To Billy Joe (3:01)
6. Henry Kaiser Band - Ode To Billy Joe (10:22)
7. Jaco Pastorius - Ode To Billie Joe (9:21)
8. Jan Akkerman - Ode To Billy Joe (5:33)
9. Laika & The Cosmonauts - Ode To Billie Joe (Sauna-Soul) (4:04)
10. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Ode To Billie Joe (4:01)
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14 comments:

Nick Motown said...

in case you don't know: there's also a finnish version of "ode to billie joe" from iiris rautio (iiris sometimes also is spelled iris) and it's called "rinteen poika".

E-mile said...

Hi Nick Motown,
No, I didn't know :-)
Maybe (if you've got it) you can add it here?
(I'm curious, this song sung in Finnish!)
peace, E-mile

Bonobo said...

Nothing here, please move on ;-)

Dear E-Mile, I'm just going through all your stuff and am amazed here and delighted there. I guess I should comment on each and every page, but somehow I don't get to it.

But you shall know that this your blog is one of the most extraordinary collections of music, for which Im very thankful.

Greetings, Tom

E-mile said...

bonobo, thank for spotting some of the dead links! will re-up asap, stay tuned.
peace, E-mile

Bonobo said...

Thanks, E-Mile, you are SO friendly.

Follow-up comments will be sent to my mail address -- will you comment here if/when you've re-upped or should I better watch this page?

E-mile said...

okidoki bonobo, it's like I said,
you can contact me via my blogmail:
emilesays@gmail.com
will be in contact soon.
for tonight,I'm off (the PC) and do other stuff, have a nice one!
peace, E-mile

E-mile said...

re-upped:
http://rapidshare.com/files/323168594/104_ode_to_billy_joe_pt3.zip

Bonobo said...

Hey, you wanted to do other stuff! It was NOT my intention to spoil your evening ;-)

THANK YOU!

E-mile said...

bonobo, I gotta lotta speed over at RS, and I will quit soon [:-)
No worries. DO send me that mail, so I send you the reupped links all at once?
peace & thank you,
E-mile

Tim said...

E-mile. Wow. Were we separated at birth? You seem to have the same obsessions I do. Years ago I compiled about three hours worth of Ode to Billy Joe on Cassette. (Same with Caravan & Sunny) I'll have to start the cross reference process and see if I can add to your seemingly complete collection. the RS link for Ode pt 3 seems to have died. Is there a part 2? Thanks and keep up the entertaining work! Oh, and the Rufus Harley 'Feelin Good' had me doing just that.

E-mile said...

hi Tim, sorry, but the original part 2 was indeed killed by blogger
This was the content:
Hi.
Today the ode to Ode To Billie Joe continues.
These are all instrumental versions.
The King Curtis track I especially mention,
'caue here you can actually hear how close a
saxophone can sound like the human voice!
Enjoy.
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1. Clarence White - Ode To Billie Joe (3:43)
2. Jerome Richardson - Ode To Billie Joe (2:58)
3. Jimmy Smith - Ode To Billie Joe (6:24)
4. Joe Pass - Ode To Billie Joe (3:30)
5. King Curtis - Ode To Billie Joe (2:46)
6. Lou Donaldson - Ode To Billie Joe (6:32)
7. Mel Brown - Ode To Billie Joe (4:17)
8. New Mastersounds - Ode To Billie Joe (5:54)
9. Ramsey Lewis - Ode To Billie Joe (4:26)
10. Roy Meriwether - Ode To Billie Joe (2:31)
will re-up the link soon also!
Nice to know Ode To BJ is way more popular than I thought [:-)
please let me know of the versions you find, I mean the ones you didn't find here ofcourse!
stay tuned for those links, I'm cooking the links right now...
peace, E-mile

E-mile said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/367703315/104_ode_to_billy_joe_pt3.rar

E-mile said...

as promised the deleted post, ode part 2:
http://rapidshare.com/files/367709203/66_ode_pt_2.rar

ENJOY!

Tim said...

Thanks for the re-ups! I sent you an email listing the, um, well, 44 other version I had of Ode.