Skip to comments.Dolly Parton's "Jolene" - Slowed Down
Posted on 06/29/2014 9:01:48 PM PDT by virgil283
"A few years ago a British Dolly Parton fan played a 45 rpm vinyl single of Dolly Parton's Jolene at 33 rpm and posted the results on the interweb. The video (since removed) became a viral hit, not because it was funny but because the slowed-down version sounded good, and was a bit of a revelation; at the very least, it exposed the incredible rhythmic precision and soulfulness of Parton's phrasing, which can't always be limned when she's trilling and warbling at breakneck speed....." \ .....;
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The recording said Tammy Wynette is Dead?
That’s a seriously beautiful song. She’s so talented.
the original version
That’s really good!
Dolly is actually very talented. And...I heard her interviewed a couple of years ago. She is very sharp.
I can’t say I’m a huge Dolly fan but I will give credit where it is due.
Definitely her best song. I like the original speed - it seems to convey the desperation of song.
That's what I heard, too.... when I played it backwards. /s
she could be Faith Hills bio mom in that pic...
If it were not for Dolly’s other attributes she would not be as famous as she is. Her voice is only so-so! And Porter should share in her success!
The slowed-down, non pitch-shifted version really impresses me because of the purity of the tone of her voice (along with all the studio work).
BOTH versions are excellent!
Love, love, love Dolly. Thanks for posting.
Used to watch Dolly on the old Porter Wagoner Show out of Springfield, MO, before she was ‘the’ Dolly Pardon.
< /BLEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH >
In a similar vein, here’s Wanda Jackson singing Funnel of Love (with Roy Clark on the sitar sounding guitar) at 45 and slowed to 33
Listen to the first slowed down version (that hasn’t been pitch adjusted).
Maybe is you slow down Neil Young songs, he sounds like a dude too!
Oh, my gosh, she’s a fabulous singer. Her acting skills within the songs are superb. And those songwriting talents!
Porter Wagoner, yeah! Those sparkling Nudie suits and that blonde pompadour. He’s one of a kind.
Graham Parsons couldn’t make the look work, but his music was good.
Wow, that’s pretty cool. I’m not really much of a CW fan, but I am an accomplished musician and I always appreciate a finely crafted song. That you can slow this down and it still sounds great is quite impressive.
If anything it is closer to Cher. Although I still prefer the Miley Cyrus version with two guitars, cello, keyboard and a backup singer with a soulful, gorgeous voice made for this kind of music...less naturally country twangy, stronger and more upbeat.
According to Drudge and the Daily Mail, Dolly, at 68, wowed ‘em at Glastonbury this weekend. Here’s a copy & paste link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2674120/Dolly-Parton-delivers-memorable-performance-Glastonbury.html
And that 33 rpm version is wonderful! Thanks.
“Little Willies” featuring Norah Jones does a GREAT cover
Little known fact...
If you play it backwards at 78 speed, it’s a satanic rant aimed at the Pigeon Forge City Council.
Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother. I think Dolly needs to have a talk with that girl.
If hubby talked about some other woman in his sleep, he’d wake up in hell.
/not into the “loyal no matter what country gal” thang.
This Southern country girl has Granny’s frying pan and I understand it can pack a hearty wallop if needed.
The pitch shifted version is amazing!
That’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.
She also knows more "Dolly jokes" than anyone I was interviewing her on WJEZ Chicago (Now WJMK and no longer country) and she remarked that she had no desire to ever play the accordion as it might be painful.
Dolly turned into Fleetwood Mac there. Sounds good!
Wow, sleep talk is not even legal testimony. So, if he started talking about, “Sara Lee,” or, “Lil’ Debbie,” he’d never get the chance to explain?
Don’t be silly.
Those are obvious brand names.
I’m not wholly unreasonable.
i was thinking ray orbison....
“If it were not for Dollys other attributes she would not be as famous as she is. Her voice is only so-so!”
Yeah. She’s not very talented. She’s only written 5000 songs, recorded and published 350. Many for movies such as “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You” for “The Bodyguard”.
I was in a local honky-tonk a few weeks back and they had a three piece band playing. During a break the lead guitarist let his ten year old daughter sing Jolene with him playing solo. The kid belted out this song so well it was disturbing. It’s a beautiful song.
Dolly is one of the most talented women in country music and Hollywood. My only problem with this charismatic woman is the plastic surgery she’s done that has destroyed her beautiful features. Hello, Dolly! Why did you do that?!
Yeah, I switched to the non-gay version. It’s good.
Dolly is now 68 years old, her height is 5'0, she's been married to the same husband for 45 years, they had no children. They live in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Dolly is co-owner of "Dollywood", the 24th most popular theme park in the U. S. It's located in Pigeon Fork, Tennessee.
She is an extremely generous philanthropist through her personal foundation and many charitable benefit events where she has performed.
"Jolene" was recorded 41 years ago (1973). In my opinion, she has the perfect voice for her particular genre....purity of tone....and she nails the notes without out employing too many of the vocal gryrations and tricks which define a host of "country" female singers.
Not so. She's a very talented songwriter. And her voice is interesting.
Dolly also owns a “dinner attraction” in Springfield, Missouri.
If you like a $25 piece of fried chicken, have at it...
I’m a fan - and it takes a fan to visit Pigeon Forge and Dollywood!
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