'The River & the Thread': Music review
More, the lyrics allude to the Tallahatchie Bridge — made mythic ... evolving a style of music that strayed far from rootsy sounds into something more refined and universal. On “The River & the Thread,” she means to shrink that distance.
Bobbie Gentry: Chickasaw County singer’s song remains a mystery 46 years later
Bobbie Gentry and her acoustic guitar ... about the mysterious story told musically in Gentry’s husky, haunting vocal. What did Billie Joe MacAllister and the song’s narrator toss off the Tallahatchie Bridge? Why did Billie Joe MacAllister later ...
Readers recommend: the songs about people and places we forgot
However, he concedes that the song features "powerful prose [delivered] with unmatched passion". Davidabsolom quoted the lyrics: "The day Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge." Which, of course, means this song covers both a person and ...
Rosanne Cash Finds Her Southern Roots, And Sings About Them
Many of her lyrics are connected to the South: Florence, the Tallahatchie Bridge ... restore the home where her father grew up. Rosanne Cash is now 58; she spent her 20s and 30s successfully singing country music. However, styles change, and she fears ...
DARRELL NORMAN: I always listen to a song that tells me a story
I like song lyrics that tell a story ... a dirt farm in Mississippi and left us with no answer to why Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The news about Billie Joe comes out in bites at the dinner table interlaced with mundane ...