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Heartsongs

Dolly Parton: Heartsongs (Columbia CK 66123)

Heartsongs
Live from Home
Dolly Parton

Columbia Records CK 66123 (CD, USA, October 1994)

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Produced by Steve Buckingham and Dolly Parton;
Recorded live at Dollywood Celebrity Theater, Tennessee, on April 23, 1994;
Recorded and mixed by Gary Paczosa;
Assistant engineer Ed Simonton;
Additional engineers Marshall Morgan, Toby Seay, Jason Lehning;
Mixed at Battery Studio;
Mastered by Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters;
Edited by Don Conn at Georgetown Masters

Musicians

Dolly Parton, vocals;
Alison Krauss, harmony vocals, fiddle;
Suzanne Cox, Rhonda Vincent, Darrin Vincent, harmony vocals;
Carl Jackson, harmony vocals, guitar;
Randy Scruggs, Bruce Watkins, Steve Buckingham, guitar;
Harry Stinson, drums;
Roy Huskey, Viktor Krauss, upright bass;
Jimmy Mattingly, fiddle;
Davin Linley, Bronson acoustic steel, Hawaiian acoustic steel, dulcimer, autoharp, clah hammer banjo;
Adam Steffey, Ronnie McCoury, mandolin;
Ron Block, Robbie McCoury, banjo;
Pig Robbins, piano;
Jerry Douglas, dobro;
Richard Dennison, Jennifer O'Brien-Enoch, Lisa Silver, Louis Nunley, background vocals

with special guests: Altan
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, vocals, fiddle;
Frankie Kennedy, flute;
Ciarán Curran, bouzouki;
Dáithí Sproule, guitar;
Ciaran Tourish, fiddle;
Dermot Byrne, accordion;
with Jerry O'Sullivan, uillean pipes

Tracks

  1. Heartsong (5.24)
  2. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (Roud 460) (2.52)
  3. Mary of the Wild Moor (Roud 155; Laws P21; G/D 6:1175) (4.05)
  4. In the Pines (Roud 3421) (2.41)
  5. My Blue Tears (2.47)
  6. Applejack (3.34)
  7. Coat of Many Colors (4.20)
  8. Smoky Mountain Memories (4.10)
  9. Night Train to Memphis (2.42)
  10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (2.37)
  11. Hold Fast to the Right (2.32)
  12. Walter Henry Hagan (3.40)
  13. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (2.54)
  14. Brave Little Soldier (3.54)
  15. To Daddy (2.55)
  16. True Blue (3.05)
  17. Longer Than Always (2.59)
  18. Wayfaring Stranger (Roud 3339) (3.09)
  19. My Tennessee Mountain Home (3.22)
  20. Heartsong (Reprise) (2.20)
  21. Cas Walker Theme (0.58)
  22. Black Draught Theme (1.24)
  23. PMS Blues (5.36)

Tracks 1, 5-8, 12, 14-15, 17, 19-20, 23 Dolly Parton;
Tracks 2-4, 13, 18, 22 trad. arr. Dolly Parton;
Track 9 Marvin Hughes, Owen Bradley, Beasley Smith;
Track 10 words Joseph Scriven, music C.C. Converse;
Track 11 music James D. Vaughan;
Track 16 Dolly Parton, James Newton Howard;
Track 21 Bud Brewster, Wille G. Brewster

Video

Dolly Parton's Barbara Allen is one of Iona Fyfe's “desert island choices” in Living Tradition 127 (2019):

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The Grass Is Blue

Dolly Parton: The Grass Is Blue (Sugar Hill SHCD 3900)

The Grass Is Blue
Dolly Parton

Sugar Hill Records SHCD 3900 (CD, USA, 1999)

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Produced by Steve Buckingham;
Production assistant Jennie Carey;
Recorded and mixed by Gary Paczosa at The Sound Kitchen and The Doghouse, Nashville;
Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles;
Cover photography by Dennis Carney;
Design by Sue Meyer Design

Musicians

Dolly Parton, vocals;
Alison Krauss, harmony vocals [1, 6, 12];
Dan Tyminski, harmony vocals [1, 6, 12];
Claire Lynch, harmony vocals [2, 5, 10-11];
Keith Little, harmony vocals [2, 5, 9-11];
Patty Loveless, harmony vocals [3];
Rhonda Vincent, harmony vocals [3, 7, 13];
Barry Bales, harmony vocals [4];
Jerry Douglas, harmony vocals [4], dobro;
Sam Bush, harmony vocals [4];
Stuart Duncan, harmony vocals [4];
Darrin Vincent, harmony vocals [7, 13];
Alan O'Bryant, harmony vocals [9];
Louis Nunley, harmony vocals [13];
Stuart Duncan, fiddle;
Bryan Sutton, guitar;
Sam Bush, mandolin;
Jim Mills, banjo;
Barry Bales, bass;
Steve Buckingham, rhythm guitar [2, 4]

Tracks

  1. Travelin' Prayer (4.15)
  2. Cash on the Barrelhead (3.07)
  3. A Few Old Memories (4.01)
  4. I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open (3.04)
  5. Steady As the Rain (3.04)
  6. I Still Miss Someone (3.36)
  7. Endless Stream of Tears (2.39)
  8. Silver Dagger (Roud 22620, 22621; Laws M4; Henry H722) (4.54)
  9. Train, Train (2.49)
  10. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (3.13)
  11. Will He Be Waiting for Me (3.25)
  12. The Grass Is Blue (3.43)
  13. I Am Ready (2.44)

Track 1 Billy Joel;
Track 2 Charlie Louvin, Ira Louvin;
Track 3 Hazel Dickens;
Track 4 Lester Flatt;
Tracks 5, 7, 11-12 Dolly Parton;
Track 6 Johnny R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr;
Track 8 trad. arr. Dolly Parton;
Track 9 Shorty Medlock;
Track 10 Johnny Boyd;
Track 12 Rachel Parton Dennison