It's June 3, so let me be the first to wish you Happy "Ode to Billie Joe" Day!
To honor Gentry and her enduring tale of teenage suicide for this year's "Ode to Billie Joe" day, musicians Jim Boggia (ukulele player extraordinaire/ yesteryear pop enthusiast), Allison Polans (powerhouse vocalist/songwriter), Sarah Larsen (strings/Hurricane Hoss boss) and Phil D’Agostino(bassist/producer/songwriter/X-factor) recorded this incredible interpretation of “Ode to Billie Joe.”
Meanwhile, let me take you on a tour of other badass covers of "Ode to Billie Joe." There are hundreds and hundreds of covers--unofficially, you were kicked out of the music biz if you didn't record a version of "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1968 alone--and a person can get lost out there searching for the good ones.
Did I miss your favorite? Set me straight @taramurtha.