Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe

Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry wrote and recorded the wonderful song, Ode to Billie Joe, in 1967. We, at Mimi Berlin, can’t get enough of this 1960s not-your-average-country-&-western song. It’s about how daily life goes (on) in a little community in the south part of the USA. The way Bobbie Gentry performs is breathtaking.
Hope you like it too! xoxo

Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe
(Bobbie Gentry in 1967 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via rollingstone.com)

(clip shared from FromTheBasement at youtube.com)
Read all about Bobby Gentry HERE at Rolling Stone Magazine online.

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay. And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat. And Mama hollered out the back door “y’all remember to wipe your feet”. Continue reading

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, sweathearts in the country and western world. Together they played in theTV series Roy Rogers


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Motels and Cow Girls

On the road: The glamorous life of a Cow girl.
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Western Motel. All The Amenities, photographer unknown ( via battered shoes)
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Cowgirls, they always trigger our imagination, a teen-age dream probably, but we are not the only ones: A boy named Sue by Craig McDean (and who is the fashion editor, anyone?)  for W Magazine, March 2004.

For more Glamorous Western Galore go here

Dreamsuits; designs by Nudie Cohn

The exhibition “Dreamsuits”; designs by Nudie Cohn, for the iconic Belgian entertainer Bobbejaan Schoepen.
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
Because of the fact that we are huge Nudie Cohn fans, Mimi Blogger Team was invited by Milou van Rossum, fashion journalist from one of Holland’s larger newspapers, to come with, to the interview she had with Mari MacKenzie, the curator of this exhibition and the author of Dreamsuits; The wonderful world of Nudie Cohn.
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nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
You can visit this exhibition till 2/12/12 at the MoMu Gallery in Antwerp
(Photocredits Mimi Berlin)

Nudie Cohn, rodeotailor

The boots, the shine and glamour…kaboom! Still, when I see his designs I really get exited. Although his style, or western boots for that matter, are not “en vogue” as we speak. I certainly would walk around in them, I surely would, every day, every hour! elvis presley and nudie cohnnudie cohn boots
The famous gold lamé suit was made by Nudie Cohn in 1957. Photo ©Getty Images (via elvisblog) Boots by Nudie Cohn. His sartorial trademark was mismatched boots, which he wore, he said, to remember his humble beginnings in the 1930s when he could not afford a matching pair of shoes. (via reynoldstill)nudie_cohn_gram_parsons
Nudie and Gram Parsons both wearing a Nudie suit. Photographer unknown (via theselvedgeyard)nudie cohn yellow suit
Photo by Mike Salisbury (via theselvedgeyard)
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Nudie, “Aunt Susie”, Tex Williams and the Hager Twins ( via nudiesuits)

Nudie Cohen passed away in 1984, his famous, beautiful shop closed in 1995.
Yours truly once visited this shop in West-Hollywood in the seventies of the previous century,  I could have spend an entire day there.
xoxo a-MB-iance

 
 

 

Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe

Ode to Billy Joe is a rather sad but beautiful song. It tells the story of what happened after Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge in Chickasaw County, Misisippi. It’s also about everyday life, or as Bobbie Gentry experienced her youth living on a farm in a small town. Mesmerizing!

The song was written by Ms Gentry in 1967

more about the song by bobby gentry on wikipedia

(via BarnstoneworthTown on youtube)

View more female country & western singers with big hair HERE on this blog