Daily Mirror



Gentry deserved pop immortalit­y for her spellbindi­ng 1967 chart smash, Ode to Billie Joe, but this long overdue expansive eight-disc set shows her legacy is so much more. A pioneering female artist, Gentry was a true southern queen of the backwoods. Her musical gumbo stretched from the imperious funk of the Mississipp­i Delta to an entire lost jazz album – available here for the first time. Live cuts from her BBC series and duet album with the late, great Glen Campbell also feature. Roll up.

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