16 on the UK Singles Chart in November 2004 and also reached No. , ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, "Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights)" was released as a live single by American garage rock band The White Stripes. 12 in Norway and No. 217 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 23, 2017, really enjoying listening to Dolly Parton, What’s not to like, It’s Dolly singing Jolene, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2018. Because everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth. She went on … Creative Director - Sarah Chapman In this version, Parton's "man" directly addresses Jolene, telling her that nothing will ever happen between them and that his current lover would fight to get him back. , The thumb-picked guitar on the recording is by Chip Young. 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And yes her voice has never sounded so beautiful as on this song.  The song also re-entered the chart when Parton performed at the Glastonbury festival in 2014. The song is unclear about whether or not Jolene intends to steal Parton's lover, an ambiguity that has been addressed in several answer songs. 6 on the U.S. Country Music Charts. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We used to go to the house and feed the family because they were poor and the boy’s mother was an alcoholic. Women especially should do this for each other, since our self-worth can still be so wrapped up in our partners. In this version, the other woman is shown to have no interest in taking another woman's man, and her song is in fact framed as a warning to Parton's character that "her man" has a roving eye. Dolly released her 13th solo studio album, “Jolene,” produced by Bob Ferguson, in 1974. Country music fans long ago learned that it's a serious mistake to confuse Dolly Parton's over-the-top style with her musical substance. My first disc jockey gig. Dolly earned a GRAMMY nomination with the title track for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. This song works as a perfect twin to the previous track – both presenting the countryside as a wonderful place of inspiration, joy and escape. I’m sure in the seventies the name didn’t have such unfortunate connotations, as this is a serious moment without any of Dolly’s usual feminism or humour. 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A musicologist wrote and performed a fourth verse which makes this interpretation explicit; when the podcast's hosts played audio of this performance for Parton, she responded that this was "another take on it". Now the final track here ‘It Must Be You’ is probably the most poppy song on here, a jaunty seventies number which hides a much darker story behind it. The first hint that this album will signal the end of Dolly’s relationship with Porter is the second track When Someone Wants To Leave, admitting ‘its a sad situation when someone wants to leave as bad as you want them to stay’.  The cover won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Dolly has spun many yarns about the origin of the story and the identity of Jolene, adding to its mystery and intrigue. Love this album. This album, now containing four previously unreleased bonus tracks, had more than a little to do with elevating her to the next level of stardom. And the next. ( Log Out / Early Morning Breeze follows, which first appeared on her album Coat of Many Colors. A sign of the international extent of the song's popularity appeared during the Covid-19 pandemic when the New Zealand government put the country in lockdown. Site by SD Professionals. - Dolly Parton Productions, All Rights Reserved. Jolene’s unique sound means it hasn’t dated a day, while many of the tracks on this album of the same name have arrangements which are more classically country and therefore of their time. The audio/video quality is pretty good for having come from a 22-year old VHS tape, if I do say so myself! Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons Only Dolly’s deep love and respect for Porter could inspire such an emotional and genuine outpouring of feeling. Whitney Houston’s version of song become the all time best selling single by a female artist and Dolly received all the profits she was due. And yet this is the most mature of those songs, as Dolly does not accuse or criticise the other woman. What could possibly be bad about it! The second of the previously released songs is Lonely Coming Down, from her album My Favourite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner. The simplicity of the structure adds to appeal of the song – three chords and the truth is no cliche when it is done this well. It became her second number one country single from this album in June 1974 and would again reach the top spot in October 1982. Jolene remains Dolly’s most popular album and would be her solo breakthrough, ushering in a run of number one singles that would send her career stratospheric. I would absolutely recommend. It would inspire thousands of covers and many songs in response. The song borrows from Parton's by singing part of the chorus and then dismissing it by saying "But it ain't nothing but her favorite country song.". Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2016, Nice heavy vinyl. Of the three 2007 Dolly Parton reissues from Sony, Jolene is the most absorbing musically and the most problematic lyrically. But, you know, people turn on you and are desperate for money so they do stuff and it does hurt.” Rarely do you hear Dolly addressing her personal life so frankly and convincingly. The songwriter on this track was a young man called Blaise Tosti, unusual in the first instance since Dolly had generally stopped using outside songwriters on her albums. Parton's female protagonists are downright pitiful, adrift in a world where a more attractive woman might take their man, where a woman cannot let go of a man who no longer loves her, and where a man is the "highlight" of her life ("Highlight of My Life.") Maybe this is another song for her husband, a tribute that tells us exactly why losing him to Jolene would be so devastating. Cam noted to Rolling Stone Country that the song is her "response to Dolly Parton's 'Jolene.' Bonus tracks:-Cracker Jack Find Dolly Parton discography, albums and singles on AllMusic AllMusic. This is one of Porter’s best compositions and Dolly obviously had an appreciation and affinity for it. View all posts by Michelle Lindsey, Country, Dolly Parton, Dolly’s Discography. The White Stripes previously released a studio version of "Jolene", as the B-side to their 2000 single of "Hello Operator", from the album De Stijl. On Jolene Dolly is tapping into what every woman can understand – the threat of losing your one true love. This seems somewhat peculiar now, in that no one -- looking at her long, distinguished career and commanding stage presence -- would accuse Parton of being a weak-kneed songbird. Her most downloaded songs in the UK revealed", "Chip Young, Legendary Nashville Session Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 76", "Dolly Parton Wrote 'Jolene' and 'I Will Always Love You' in One Day", "Did Dolly Parton write 'Jolene' and 'I Will Always Love You' in one day? Still, the music and Parton's vocal prowess are in top form on Jolene, and "I Will Always Love You" is one of her best performances (which is saying a lot).