Listen to BLANKET ON THE GROUND by Billie Jo Spears.
Blanket On The Ground was a huge hit in 1975, but it missed me in the womb. The first time I heard it was on a random "not available in stores"-style compilation. Really the only thing people know about Ms. Spears (no relation) these days is that she had a bluesy voice that sounds a little between Loretta Lynn and Jeanie C. Riley (weaker voice than, stronger voice than, respectively).
But whether you've heard this song a hundred times or never, I'd like to call attention to how well arranged it is. How smoothly the band drops out before each verse and how they come back in Beatles style one at a time to really drive the song forward. Nice fuzz bass too.
If you like this song, I have to recommend that you go back to Stu and Ben's radio show from Saturday. Ben dug up this ridiculously funny/good track in the country-girl-goes-to-the-city-then-back-to-the-country vein, called Mr. Walker, It's All Over. It's really fun.
Photo: 17th Street (3).