Fancy is the fifth album by Bobbie Gentry. The first of three albums she released in 1970, it was recorded at Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama and eight of its ten tracks were produced by Rick Hall, the other two by Bobbie Gentry herself. String arrangements were by Jimmie Haskell. The album was released on Capitol Records.
Three singles were released from the album:
##"Fancy" (which depicts its heroine's overcoming poverty to become a successful courtesan, and for which Gentry received a Grammy nomination for best female pop vocal performance)
##"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (a cover of the Hal David and Burt Bacharach song written for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
##"He Made a Woman Out of Me"
Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.
Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967. The track spent four weeks as the No. 1 pop song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967 and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Gentry charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After her first albums, she had a successful run of variety shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She lost interest in performing in the late 1970s, and since has lived privately in Los Angeles.
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