In 1968, Glen Campbell officially earned his first number one on the Billboard country chart. His singles “I Wanna Live” and “Wichita Lineman” both pushed him to the spotlight. Bobbie Gentry was also beginning her career in country music. She became known for the song “Ode to Billie Joe.” Both were becoming successful as solo artists before they collaborated.
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell Collaboration
When Campbell and Gentry finally work together, the result is phenomenal. They have recorded songs that entered the Billboard charts. Their first album became a hit. Who could ever imagine that Campbell and Gentry would become a powerful combination?
“Let It Be Me” Recording
In their first album, Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell, they have covered a song from the Everly Brothers known as “Let It Be Me.” They have made their song enter the Billboard Country chart and placed at number fourteen. In addition, “Let It Be Me” also secured a position on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts of Billboard. What an amazing version Campbell and Gentry have! Watch their romantic duet here.
The Other Versions of “Let It Be Me”
“Let It Be Me” is a song first written in French by Pierre Delanoe. The original title of the song was “Je t’appartiens.” Moreover, it was first recorded by Gilbert Becaud, a French singer. The first English version of the song was performed by Jill Corey in 1957. However, it was the Everly Brothers who made the song successful. In 1960, their version entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number seven. Since then, many versions had been released. Some of the artists who recorded the song were Chet Akins, Brenda Lee, Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, and Dottie West, Willie Nelson, and many more. The song has been recorded into different styles of music, from pop to jazz to country.