Friday, September 21, 2007

Ode to Bobbie G.

The same poster who is Lennon-obsessed (no, not John) has a smaller trove of clips featuring '60s variety show appearances by sexy country babe Bobbie Gentry. I have very fond memories of Bobbie, mostly of course for "Ode to Billie Joe." These are much more interesting appearances, tapping into that Ann-Margret sexiness that seeped into much '60s TV entertainment featuring female singers.

And this wonderful bit from The Johnny Cash Show. Now why don't the ladies dress like this anymore?

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In case that didn't sell you on her, here's another song, I believe from the Smothers Bros. show (c'mon, Tom, release 'em on DVD!).

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And since the joy of variety shows always came when the "old" slammed up against the "new," here's Bobbie and the blessed Tiny Tim warbling with Der Bingle (we need more of the Bing/Tiny stuff too!):

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