The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters

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The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters
Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2018
GenrePop, Country, Americana
ProducerBobbie Gentry · Bobby Paris · Kelly Gordon · Al DeLory · Kelso Herston · Rick Hall · Stanley Dorfman · John Guess · Andrew Batt
Bobbie Gentry chronology
Live at the BBC
The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters
The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters
Promotional image showing the contents of the 8-disc box set.
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The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters is an 8-disc box set compilation album by singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry. It was released on September 21, 2018, by Capitol and UMe. It features Gentry’s entire recording career with Capitol Records, bringing together 7 studio albums, 75 previously unreleased tracks, including demos, alternate takes and live recordings from Gentry's BBC television series.[6][7][8]


Announced on July 27, 2018, Gentry’s 76th birthday, the album includes Gentry’s six solo albums, her collaboration album with Glen Campbell as well as over 70 previously unreleased recordings, including live recordings from Gentry’s 1968-1971 BBC series. The release has specially commissioned cover art by David Downton, and contains an 84-page book, eight postcards and a copy of Gentry’s original handwritten lyrics to her iconic hit, “Ode to Billie Joe”. The set was compiled by Andrew Batt who produced the unreleased material and wrote the essay included in the book.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 – Ode to Billie Joe
1."Mississippi Delta"Bobbie Gentry3:05
2."I Saw an Angel Die"Gentry2:58
3."Chickasaw County Child"Gentry2:45
4."Sunday Best"Gentry2:43
5."Niki Hoeky"Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas2:45
6."Papa, Won't Let Me Go to Town with You"Gentry2:32
8."Hurry, Tuesday Child"Gentry3:52
9."Lazy Willie"Gentry2:41
10."Ode to Billie Joe"Gentry4:16
11."The Seventh Son" (Demo)Willie Dixon2:25
12."I Saw an Angel Die" (Demo)Gentry2:53
13."Niki Hoeky" (Demo)Ford, L. Vegas, P. Vegas2:42
14."Papa, Won't You Let Me Go to Town with You" (Demo)Gentry2:31
15."Hurry, Tuesday Child" (Demo)Gentry3:50
16."Mississippi Delta" (Alternate Version)Gentry3:06
17."Sunday Best" (Alternate Take)Gentry2:34
18."Show Off" (Stereo Version)Gentry2:46
19."La Siepe" ("The Hedge")Pino Massara, Vito Pallavicini4:03
20."La Città è Grande" ("The City Is Great")Mansueto De Ponti, Pallavicini2:19
  • Tracks 1–10 from Ode to Billie Joe (1967).[10]
  • Tracks 11–17 previously unreleased.
  • Track 18 released in mono on Ode to Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years (2000).[11]
  • Tracks 19–20 from Capitol single QCL 197 (1968).[12]
Disc 2 – The Delta Sweete
1."Okolona River Bottom Band"Bobbie Gentry2:56
2."Big Boss Man"Luther Dixon, Al Smith3:00
4."Parchman Farm"Mose Allison3:12
5."Mornin' Glory"Gentry3:09
7."Tobacco Road"John D. Loudermilk2:51
8."Penduli Pendulum"Gentry1:55
9."Jessye' Lisabeth"Gentry3:03
11."Louisiana Man"Doug Kershaw2:39
13."The Seventh Son" (Band Version)Willie Dixon, Gentry2:52
14."Feelin' Good" (Demo)Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley3:21
15."I Didn't Know" (Demo)Gentry3:03
16."Morning to Midnight" (Demo)Gentry3:29
17."Refractions" (Demo)Gentry2:30
18."Louisiana Man" (Demo)Kershaw2:20
19."Sermon" (Demo)Gentry2:24
20."Mornin' Glory" (Demo)Gentry3:04
21."Jessye' Lisabeth" (Demo)Gentry3:12
22."Courtyard" (Demo)Gentry2:54
23."Louisiana Man" (Live, The Tom Jones Show, July 6, 1968)Kershaw3:24
24."Ode to Billie Joe" (Live, The Tom Jones Show, July 6, 1968)Gentry5:16
  • Tracks 1–12 from The Delta Sweete (1968).[13]
  • Tracks 13–24 previously unreleased.
  • Note: The dates listed with tracks 23 and 24 are episode airdates, not recording dates.
Disc 3 – Local Gentry
1."Sweete Peony"Bobbie Gentry2:27
2."Casket Vignette"Gentry2:32
3."Come Away, Melinda"Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff3:21
4."The Fool on the Hill"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:45
5."Papa's Medicine Show"Jamie Horton3:48
6."Ace Insurance Man"Gentry3:32
8."Sittin' Pretty"Gentry, Kelly Gordon3:20
9."Eleanor Rigby"Lennon, McCartney2:29
10."Peaceful"Kenny Rankin2:51
11."Here, There and Everywhere"Lennon, McCartney2:31
12."Hushabye Mountain"Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman2:48
13."Skip-a-Long Sam"Donovan Philips Leitch2:39
14."The Conspiracy of Homer Jones"Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens2:34
15."Sweete Peony" (Alternate Version)Gentry2:26
16."Cotton Candy Sandman" (Demo)Kenny Rankin2:06
17."Hushabye Mountain" (Demo)Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman3:02
  • Tracks 1–11 from Local Gentry (1968).[14]
  • Track 12 from Capitol single 2295 (1968).[15]
  • Track 13 from Ode to Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years (2000).[11]
  • Tracks 14–17 previously unreleased.
Disc 4 – Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
1."Less of Me" (with Glen Campbell)Glen Campbell2:08
2."Little Green Apples" (with Glen Campbell)Bob Russell3:12
3."Gentle on My Mind" (with Glen Campbell)John Hartford3:07
4."Heart to Heart Talk" (with Glen Campbell)Lee Ross2:52
5."My Elusive Dreams" (with Glen Campbell)Curly Putman, Billy Sherrill3:10
6."(It's Only Your) Imagination" (with Glen Campbell)Campbell1:49
7."Mornin' Glory" (with Glen Campbell)Bobbie Gentry2:52
8."Terrible Tangled Web" (with Glen Campbell)Billy Mize2:02
9."Sunday Mornin'" (with Glen Campbell)Margo Guryan2:30
10."Let It Be Me" (with Glen Campbell)Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé2:03
11."Scarborough Fair / Canticle" (with Glen Campbell)Traditional; arr. by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel3:18
12."All I Have to Do Is Dream" (with Glen Campbell)Boudleaux Bryant2:31
13."Walk Right Back" (with Glen Campbell)Sonny Curtis2:17
14."Sunday Mornin'" (Alternate Version) (with Glen Campbell)Guryan2:27
15."Let It Be Me" (Undubbed Version) (with Glen Campbell)Bécaud, M. Curtis, Delanoé2:03
16."Scarborough Fair / Canticle" (Undubbed Version) (with Glen Campbell)Traditional; arr. by Simon, Garfunkel3:17
17."Love Took My Heart and Mashed That Sucker Flat" (with Kelly Gordon)Kelly Gordon2:13
18."フール·オン·ザ·ヒル" ("The Fool on the Hill" Japanese Version)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:45
19."No Me Quiero Enamorar" ("I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Spanish Version)Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:53
20."En Todas Partes" ("Here, There and Everywhere" Spanish Version)Lennon, McCartney2:18
  • Tracks 1–11 from Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (1968).[16]
  • Tracks 12–13 from Capitol single 2745 (1970).[17]
  • Tracks 14–16 previously unreleased.
  • Track 17 from Kelly Gordon's album Defunked (1969).[18]
  • Track 18 from Capitol single CR 2232 (1969).[19]
  • Tracks 19–20 from Capitol single 006-80.328 (1970).[20]
Disc 5 – Touch 'Em with Love
1."Touch 'Em with Love"John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins2:02
2."Greyhound Goin' Somewhere"Bill Dorsey, Michael Martin Murphey2:23
3."Natural to Be Gone"John Hartford2:19
4."Seasons Come, Seasons Go"Bobbie Gentry2:49
5."Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing"Gentry2:32
6."I Wouldn't Be Surprised"Larry Henley, Marc Mathis3:22
7."Son of a Preacher Man"Hurley, Wilkins2:04
8."Where's the Playground, Johnny"Jimmy Webb2:29
9."I'll Never Fall in Love Again"Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:52
10."You've Made Me So Very Happy"Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Patrice Holloway, Brenda Holloway3:19
11."More Today Than Yesterday"Pat Upton2:32
12."Spinning Wheel"David Clayton-Thomas2:39
13."Touch 'Em with Love" (Stereo Version)Hurley, Wilkins2:13
14."Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing" (Alternate Take)Gentry2:43
15."Seasons Come, Seasons Go" (Demo)Gentry2:51
16."Suppertime"Irving Berlin3:08
17."God Bless the Child"Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.2:59
18."Since I Fell for You"Buddy Johnson2:56
19."Save Your Love for Me"Johnson3:45
20."Here's That Rainy Day"Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke2:39
21."Stormy"Dennis Yost, James Cobb, Buddy Buie3:28
22."This Girl’s in Love with You"Bacharach, David3:11
23."The Windows of the World"Bacharach, David2:57
  • Tracks 1–10 from Touch 'Em with Love (1969).[21] Track 9 also appeared on Fancy.[22]
  • Tracks 11–20, 22 previously unreleased.
  • Track 21 from Ode to Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years (2000).[11]
  • Track 23 from The Best of the Capitol Years (2007).[23]
Disc 6 – Fancy
1."Fancy"Bobbie Gentry4:14
2."Delta Man"Leon Russell3:02
3."Something in the Way He Moves"James Taylor2:33
4."Find 'Em, Fool 'Em and Forget 'Em"George Jackson, Rick Hall2:37
5."He Made a Woman Out of Me"Fred Burch, Don Hill2:32
6."Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"Bacharach, David3:08
7."If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody"Rudy Clark2:20
8."Rainmaker"Harry Nilsson, Bill Martin2:39
9."Wedding Bell Blues"Laura Nyro3:13
10."In the Ghetto"Mac Davis2:49
11."Fancy" (Mono Radio Edit)Gentry3:15
12."Apartment 21"John Wilkin3:18
13."Away in a Manger"Traditional2:37
14."Scarlet Ribbons"Evelyn Danzig, Jack Segal2:36
15."Circle 'Round the Sun"Traditional3:01
16."Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (Alternate Take)Bacharach, David2:39
17."Wedding Bell Blues" (Alternate Take)Nyro3:06
18."Apartment 21" (Undubbed)Wilkin3:19
19."Scarlett Ribbons" (Alternate Version)Danzig, Segal2:36
20."If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody" (Live, Top of the Pops, April 30, 1970)Clark2:04
  • Tracks 1–9 from Fancy (1970).[22]
  • Track 10 from I'll Never Fall in Love Again (1970).[22]
  • Tracks 11, 15–20 previously unreleased.
  • Track 12 from Capitol single 2849 (1970).[24]
  • Track 13–14 from The Christmas Sound of Music (1969).[25]
  • Note: The date listed with track 20 is the episode airdate, not recording date.
Disc 7 – Patchwork
1."Benjamin"Bobbie Gentry3:41
2."Interlude 1"Gentry, Larry Muhoberac0:40
3."Marigolds and Tangerines"Gentry2:07
4."Interlude 2"Gentry, Muhoberac0:36
5."Billy the Kid"Gentry2:03
6."Interlude 3"Gentry, Muhoberac0:37
8."Interlude 4"Gentry, Muhoberac0:42
9."Miss Clara / Azusa Sue"Gentry4:21
10."Interlude 5"Gentry, Muhoberac0:21
11."But I Can't Get Back"Gentry, Kelly Gordon3:31
13."Interlude 6"Gentry, Muhoberac0:52
15."Mean Stepmama Blues"Gentry3:58
16."Your Number One Fan"Gentry2:33
17."Interlude 7"Gentry, Muhoberac0:20
18."Somebody Like Me"Gentry3:25
19."Lookin' In"Gentry4:39
22."Salome Smith and Her Amazing Dancing Bear"Randy Newman2:16
23."Benjamin" (Alternate Take)Gentry3:31
24."Belinda" (Alternate Version)Gentry4:05
25."Smoke" (Demo)Gentry3:03
26."The Girl from Cincinnati"Chris Ducey, Ed Millis, Kendrew Lascelles3:30
27."You and Me Together"Gentry3:58
  • Tracks 1–19 from Patchwork (1971).[26] Track 5 also appeared on I'll Never Fall in Love Again (1970).[22]
  • Track 20 from The Best of the Capitol Years (2007).[23]
  • Tracks 21, 23–25 previously unreleased.
  • Track 22 from 20 Years: Bear Family Records, 1975—1995 (1995).[27]
  • Tracks 26–27 from Capitol single 3413 (1972).[28]
Disc 8 – Live at the BBC
1."Mississippi Delta" (Live, August 3, 1968)Bobbie Gentry3:02
2."Papa, Woncha Let Me Go to Town with You" (Live, August 3, 1968)Gentry2:52
3."I Saw an Angel Die" (Live, August 3, 1968)Gentry3:30
4."My Dog Sargent" (Live, August 3, 1968)Gentry1:12
5."Ode to Billie Joe" (Live, August 3, 1968)Gentry4:45
6."Mornin' Glory" (Live, July 27, 1968)Gentry3:15
7."Sunday Best" (Live, July 27, 1968)Gentry3:04
8."Hurry, Tuesday Child" (Live, July 27, 1968)Gentry3:18
9."Niki Hoeky" / "Barefootin'" (Live, August 10, 1968)Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas / Robert Parker3:41
10."Penduli Pendulum" (Live, August 10, 1968)Gentry2:06
11."Ace Insurance Man" (Live, August 10, 1968)Gentry3:44
12."Chickasaw County Child" (Live, August 10, 1968)Gentry1:44
13."Recollection" (Live, July 16, 1969)Gentry2:14
14."Sweete Peony" (Live, July 16, 1969)Gentry1:58
15."Refractions" (Live, July 16, 1969)Gentry2:29
16."Greyhound Goin' Somewhere" (Live, July 16, 1969)Bill Dorsey, Michael Martin Murphey2:31
17."Cotton Candy Sandman" (Live, July 16, 1969)Kenny Rankin2:30
18."Open Your Window" (Live, February 1, 1971)Harry Nilsson1:57
19."Mother Nature's Son" (Live, February 1, 1971)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:29
20."Mr. Bojangles" (Live, February 1, 1971)Jerry Jeff Walker3:28
21."Your Number One Fan" (Live, February 1, 1971)Gentry5:14
22."He Made a Woman Out of Me" (Live, March 8, 1971)Fred Burch, Don Hill2:39
23."Billy the Kid" (Live, March 8, 1971)Gentry2:37
24."The Wailing of the Willow" (Live, March 8, 1971)Nilsson, Ian Freebairn Smith2:18
25."Belinda" (Live, March 8, 1971)Gentry3:55
26."Circle 'Round the Sun" (Live, March 8, 1971)Traditional3:38
  • Tracks 1–3, 5, 6, 9–11, 13–16 from Live at the BBC (2018).[29]
  • Tracks 4, 7, 8, 12, 17–26 previously unreleased.
  • Note: The dates listed with each track on this disc are episode airdates, not recording dates.


Chart performance for The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters
Chart (2018) Peak
UK Country Compilations (OCC)[30] 1

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
(excluding US)
September 21, 2018 CD, Digital download Capitol, UMe
United States Digital download
October 12, 2018 CD


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