Because it's been summer-hot and thunderstormy here, and because I'm listening to her, and because her vocal performances are incredible, and because her songwriting is just as great, and because I haven't written any of what I want to write yet, here's three of Bobbie Gentry's best songs.
(M, I, double-S I, double-S I, double-P I)
Niki Hoeky (she didn't write this one, but I love the performance):
(woo boo poo poo yoo)
And, of course, Ode to Billie Joe:
The whole Ode to Billie Joe album is a masterpiece.