Dear Dolly, a living legend; what a wonderful, big personality; what a talent!
"A voluptuous country and western singer", Halliwell describes her.
Dolly's irrepressible personality bubbles over in so many of her oft-quoted
remarks like: "I enjoy the way I look, but it's a joke"and "I'm
on a seafood diet – I see food and I eat it!". As an actress she steals
every scene; her films have included: The Best Little Whorehouse in
the West, Straight Talk, Rhinestone, Steel Magnolias, and 9 to
5. Yes, 9 to 5's ebullient title song that topped both the pop and
country charts in 1980 is included in this compilation.
This album comprises 16 country ballads, many of them comical narratives delivered
in Dolly's inimitable high-spirited style, numbers that will surely raise a
smile like Mule Skinner Blues, Joshua, Daddy's Moonshine Still
(the latter with its down-to-earth, real-life, tragic edge). Jolene ("please
don't take my man…") is well known and delivered here with a pleading yet
strongly defiant manner. Equally popular is Here you come again a
number one single and a Top Five pop hit sung with great gusto. Most are upbeat
and swinging but some are more relaxed, more romantic ballads sung by Dolly
with such sincerity that they become quite heart-rending like I will always
love you, Heartbreaker and Love is like a butterfly (the latter
in an attractive young innocent and optimistic manner).
The 8-page booklet gives full details of all of the songs and an informative
A real treat for Dolly Parton, and country lovers. Magical.