Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dolly Parton's "Jolene" - Slowed Down
smalldeadanimals ^

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....." \ .....;

(Excerpt) Read more at smalldeadanimals.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: dollyparton; jolene
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last
Dolly Parton - Jolene (33rpm slowed down digital version)

Dolly Parton's "Jolene" - Slowed Down and Pitch Shifted

1 posted on 06/29/2014 9:01:48 PM PDT by virgil283
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: virgil283

The recording said Tammy Wynette is Dead?

That’s a seriously beautiful song. She’s so talented.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 9:05:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plvBR02wDs

the original version


3 posted on 06/29/2014 9:06:18 PM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not even in a bad mood'...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

That’s really good!


4 posted on 06/29/2014 9:06:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 9:07:51 PM PDT by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Definitely her best song. I like the original speed - it seems to convey the desperation of song.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 9:11:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein
The recording said Tammy Wynette is Dead?

That's what I heard, too.... when I played it backwards. /s

7 posted on 06/29/2014 9:11:54 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

she could be Faith Hills bio mom in that pic...


8 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:02 PM PDT by cherry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Coate?


9 posted on 06/29/2014 9:15:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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!


10 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:42 PM PDT by longhorn too
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice

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!


11 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:47 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Love, love, love Dolly. Thanks for posting.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:31 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Used to watch Dolly on the old Porter Wagoner Show out of Springfield, MO, before she was ‘the’ Dolly Pardon.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 9:21:19 PM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
It becomes a song about a dude losing his guy to Jolene.

< /BLEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH >

14 posted on 06/29/2014 9:24:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
"Coate?"......British spelling ???
15 posted on 06/29/2014 9:24:46 PM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not in a bad mood'...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

bookmark


16 posted on 06/29/2014 9:25:56 PM PDT by GOP Poet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

wait.... whut?


17 posted on 06/29/2014 9:26:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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

45RPM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXV19NfP3hA
33RPM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojb7xSW610Y


18 posted on 06/29/2014 9:27:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

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!


19 posted on 06/29/2014 9:30:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: longhorn too

Oh, my gosh, she’s a fabulous singer. Her acting skills within the songs are superb. And those songwriting talents!


20 posted on 06/29/2014 9:30:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Excellent.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 9:31:43 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

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.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 9:34:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 9:37:10 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
"Wanda Jackson singing Funnel of Love" ...OK ...so...Women's voices are higher because they talk faster ????....I'M CONUFSED
24 posted on 06/29/2014 9:42:07 PM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not in a bad mood'...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: virgil283
I don't know if Wanda Jackson's voice was that high because she's short or what.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 9:45:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 10:14:21 PM PDT by erlayman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 10:17:11 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

“Little Willies” featuring Norah Jones does a GREAT cover


28 posted on 06/29/2014 10:39:22 PM PDT by newfreep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

Little known fact...

If you play it backwards at 78 speed, it’s a satanic rant aimed at the Pigeon Forge City Council.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 10:51:44 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: erlayman

Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother. I think Dolly needs to have a talk with that girl.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 10:57:11 PM PDT by kalee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

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.

:)


31 posted on 06/29/2014 11:20:33 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

LOL


32 posted on 06/29/2014 11:21:01 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Salamander

This Southern country girl has Granny’s frying pan and I understand it can pack a hearty wallop if needed.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 11:25:13 PM PDT by kalee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

LOL!


34 posted on 06/29/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT by Shelayne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

The pitch shifted version is amazing!


35 posted on 06/29/2014 11:35:17 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kalee

That’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.

;D


36 posted on 06/29/2014 11:45:36 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: virgil283
She is also very talented on a variety of instruments....get her and Barbara Mandrell going on "Momma Don't Allow no (name your instrument) Playin' Around Here "and they'll go through a bunch of them.

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.

37 posted on 06/29/2014 11:48:15 PM PDT by capt. norm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Dolly turned into Fleetwood Mac there. Sounds good!


38 posted on 06/29/2014 11:57:18 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Salamander

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?


39 posted on 06/30/2014 12:08:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Don’t be silly.

Those are obvious brand names.

I’m not wholly unreasonable.

:)


40 posted on 06/30/2014 12:33:42 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: erlayman

i was thinking ray orbison....


41 posted on 06/30/2014 1:47:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

Really amazing!


42 posted on 06/30/2014 3:17:53 AM PDT by Techster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: longhorn too

“If it were not for Dolly’s 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”.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 3:25:45 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: virgil283

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.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT by outofsalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Portcall24

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?!


45 posted on 06/30/2014 4:13:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, I switched to the non-gay version. It’s good.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 4:21:59 AM PDT by Varda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; oswegodeee; Bizzy Bugz; ...
Yes, it's too bad that some awful plastic surgery gave Dolly that Jocelyn Wildenstein "cat woman" look.

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.

Leni

47 posted on 06/30/2014 4:41:45 AM PDT by MinuteGal (The Infernal Revenue Service - forever to be known as the BS-IRS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: longhorn too
If it were not for Dolly’s other attributes she would not be as famous as she is.

Not so. She's a very talented songwriter. And her voice is interesting.

48 posted on 06/30/2014 4:49:24 AM PDT by old and tired
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MinuteGal

Dolly also owns a “dinner attraction” in Springfield, Missouri.
If you like a $25 piece of fried chicken, have at it...


49 posted on 06/30/2014 4:58:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: MinuteGal

I’m a fan - and it takes a fan to visit Pigeon Forge and Dollywood!


50 posted on 06/30/2014 5:18:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson