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Classic Rewind: Billie Jo Spears – ‘Mr Walker, It’s All Over’

3 responses to “Classic Rewind: Billie Jo Spears – ‘Mr Walker, It’s All Over’

  1. Ken February 24, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Billie Jo Spears with her very first hit. Her Capitol single peaked at #4 during the first week of June 1969. Both the song and the arrangement featuring a fretted dobro lead were inspired by Jeannie C. Riley’s hit “Harper Valley P.T.A.” from the previous year. Loved Billie Jo’s sassy delivery and inflections on this one. Though she released some great follow-up singles for Capitol none of them hit for her. She moved to United Artists Records and scored her biggest hit with Blanket On The Ground” in 1975.

  2. luckyoldsun February 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Though she’s ostensibly decrying the Big City in the lyrics, Billie Joe makes the “New York Secretary’s” life sound so fascinating that I’d bet she inspired more small-town girls to give it a try than to stay away!

  3. Paul W Dennis February 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Billie Joe was kind of old for a rising star at the time this single was issued (32). Although she became heavier and less physically attractive over the next few years, she continued to develop her craft and became a fine and nuanced singer. She was actually bigger in England than in the US having some top ten pop hits and a television show. She is still venerated by British country artists

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