NPR News: ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ Was A Surprise Hit That Prompted Dozens Of Jazz Versions

‘Ode To Billie Joe’ Was A Surprise Hit That Prompted Dozens Of Jazz Versions
Fifty years ago, singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry released a song that described a slice of life in rural Mississippi. Critic Kevin Whitehead shares a few of the jazz covers that followed.

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