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VIDEO PREMIERE: "Ode to Billie Joe" tribute on this 3rd of June

Jim Boggia & friends recorded "Ode to Billie Joe" on a sleepy dusty Philadelphia day

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.”
The video just dropped at midnight, and you can view it here.
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. 
Here, let me help you with my "Baddass Covers of Ode to Billie Joe" post over at TheBuzzAbout.
Did I miss your favorite? Set me straight @taramurtha. 
The musicians will be talking about their take on "Ode to Billie Joe" today at 6pm EST on WXPN. Tune in to Copy That, hosted by Dan Reed, on 88.5FM local or you can listen online here.
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