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In July of 1967, one month after the release of Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe album, Johnny Seay went into Columbia’s Nashville recording studio to record one song – a singularly strange, slightly surrealistic Southern gothic tale.   Listen for the ghostly train whistle near the end of the first verse, but under no circumstances should you look behind the bedroom door – you’ll be sorry:

“Behind My Baby’s Bedroom Door”      Johnny Seay     1967

Curiously, Columbia chose to release “Behind My Baby’s Bedroom Door” as a single, as well as include it in their 1968 sampler LP, Welcome to Columbia Country.

Welcome to Columbia Country LP

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