Dolly Parton - Jolene. Well, this is different..

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  1. Macleod

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    Never been a Dolly Parton fan. The only county I really ever dug was Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and bits of others from The Highwaymen.

    Someone slowed down Jolene. This is.. different, to say the least.

    It SURE does put a different spin on Jolene...:eeks

     
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  2. Tiny Montgomery

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    I beg your parton?
     
  3. Boris Bubbanov

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    I've often thought that a good record is still gonna be listenable at just about any speed.

    Many a part I learned with the speed turned down on the turntable. I got to where I kinda liked it better.
     
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    Awesome!
     
  5. KiwiJoe

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    It sounds like a guy singing, asking Jolene not to take his man, which implies a whole different kind of lurve triangle.

    A different spin, indeed.

    Oh, and it's "Parton".
     
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  6. rowdyyates

    rowdyyates Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't think that's Dolly slowed down. I like it.
     
  7. sonicspackle

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    I think Dolly has some fantastic songs!
     
  8. Noah

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    To me, it shows how amazing her voice is.

    Someone actually slowed the song down several years ago by using a record player...


     
  9. imsoangry

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    The melody and vocal delivery are killer, but the slut-shaming and "men can't help themselves" themes make for a rather messed up view of sexuality, to say the least.

    EDIT: I also forgot the part where apparently women are just competing against each other. Bleck.
     
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  10. DRS

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    Dolly wrote this song from a real life incident where she was concerned a teller at their bank had eyes for her husband. Women do compete against women. Sad, but true.
     
  11. BobbyRay

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    Jaded?
     
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  13. Jim Soloway

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    We did the same thing with 9 to 5 when it first came out. It was amazing.
     
  14. 27sauce

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    Sounds like Everlast.
     
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    Love the song but always wonder how a man sings from a woman's point of view? I love and play "Angel from montgomery" to myself but would it fly in a club? Just asking.
     
  16. rowdyyates

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    Well, maybe it is Dolly! It does show what a magnificent voice she had. Slowing down like that magnifies any vocal inconsistencies, and there really aren't any there. Her songwriting chops are underestimated, too. People forget that she wrote "I Will Always Love You", and sang it better than anybody, including Whitney.
     
  17. crambone

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    lol
     
  18. 27sauce

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    I can't stop laughing!!! :brick:phones:aok:bumpbump
     
  19. Macleod

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    Exactly. :aok

    Fixed the spelling, thanks.
     
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    The White Stripes did a version of that song that was really good.
     

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