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June 9, 2010 in Features
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More “Ode to Billie Joe”

When Paul Turner asked readers of the Slice to serenade him with “Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, the response was incredible. We tried to include snippets from as many callers as we could in this MP3.

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June 9, 2010 in Features
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Slice readers sing “Ode to Billie Joe”

Recently, columnist Paul Turner asked readers of the Slice to leave a bit of singing on his voicemail if they recognized a reference to “the third of June” and “Billie Joe McCallister.” More than 70 identified those snippets from “Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, a hit song in 1967. We’ve stitched together some of their efforts to re-create the first verse of the song.

Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review