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Smoky Mountains come to London...

ashleyd's picture

...for "An Evening with Dolly Parton". Went to the concert last night and boy can that lady sing! Not everybody's favourite singer or style but listening to her last night it was fun to be reminded of how many great songs she has recorded and how many of those she wrote herself. The other thing that struck me (as it did at the Opry) was the quality of the musicians and backing singers you get in country music, absolutely faultless. As for the finale she did "He's Alive", not my favourite song for content, a bit too gospel for me, but one tremendous song and definitely a show closer, you can't top that!


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Gretchen's picture

(post #47458, reply #1 of 18)

She is absolutely one great lady who has NEVER forgotten where she came from.She is hilarious when talking about herself--"you have to pay a lot to look this trashy", in that cute accent of hers.   I adore her. I like her music, although it is almost the only of that genre I do like. Not really--love Willie also, but I really don't listen to it. 
 She has worked for every thing she has and she deserves everything she has gotten. I'd love to see her.


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Biscuit's picture

(post #47458, reply #2 of 18)

She's terrific, isn't she?  One of those people that blows you away when you hear them in person.  She's so talented.  And so funny!  I'm glad you enjoyed her concert.


I have to say - my favorite Dolly song of all time is her "Coat of Many Colors".  I swear, that song still makes me tear up. 


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Risottogirl's picture

(post #47458, reply #3 of 18)

She is and always will be a class act. Beautiful voice, always so gently funny and humble. I would love to see her in concert!

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Wolvie's picture

(post #47458, reply #8 of 18)

she is fab in concert - I took my Mom to see her for a mother's day gift a few - quite a few - years ago.


 


 


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MadMom's picture

(post #47458, reply #4 of 18)

My favorite is Hard Candy Christmas, from The Best Little ******house in Texas.  Great song.  That woman can sing.  So can Willie.  They make country music all worthwhile.



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PeterDurand's picture

(post #47458, reply #5 of 18)

One of the GREAT voices.

 

shoechick's picture

(post #47458, reply #6 of 18)

Now, we're kind of doing the opposite in May..London (or thereabouts) comes to the Rocky Mountains...we're going to the Police for the start of their world tour!!!

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BonnieinHolland's picture

(post #47458, reply #7 of 18)

One of my favorite Dolly Parton songs..the first that ever made an impression on me...was Daddy Come and Get Me.  It starts 'in this mental institution, looking out through these bars, how could he put me in here...' . 

Marcia's picture

(post #47458, reply #9 of 18)

A few years ago, Parton released a CD of traditional folk-type songs. I only heard a couple of sides, but the songs coupled with her voice were some of the most beautiful things I've heard.

deejeh's picture

(post #47458, reply #10 of 18)

Have you ever heard the two "Trio" albums by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris?  These are some of the most beautiful vocal harmonies I've ever heard.


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ashleyd's picture

(post #47458, reply #11 of 18)

I have them both (big fan of all three), the first was, IMHO, much the better of the two, the spark didn't seem to be there in the second.


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pamilyn's picture

(post #47458, reply #13 of 18)

Which one was the first? Do you remember? TIA, Pamilyn

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ashleyd's picture

(post #47458, reply #15 of 18)

The first was called simply Trio, and when the second came around imagination was in short supply so they called it Trio II.


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Marcia's picture

(post #47458, reply #14 of 18)

I know next to nothing about country music, but thanks for the recommendation. I'm assuming the "Trio" albums are country, but I may be wrong. Needless to say, I've not heard them.

ashleyd's picture

(post #47458, reply #16 of 18)

Given their backgrounds the Trio albums are obviously going to have a country influence, but they are more about vocal harmony singing than the "big hats and big hair" of traditional country, more a sort of female equivalent of Crosby, Stills & Nash.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

deejeh's picture

(post #47458, reply #17 of 18)

Not really country in the Nashville sense, but more in the indigenous American folk music sense...if that makes any sense :)


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Marcia's picture

(post #47458, reply #18 of 18)

It makes sense to me. :) Thanks, that's really more along the lines of what I enjoy.

pamilyn's picture

(post #47458, reply #12 of 18)

I saw her about 25 years ago in California when I was a self proclaimed "Hippie" I didn't think I would like her but WOW! It was a great concert. She has such a voice. Can really belt them out and talk about ENERGY! Where does that all come from? Glad you got a chance to see her. Pamilyn

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