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The Bluegrass Collection [CD]

Dolly Parton Audio CD
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It's difficult to find a country performer who has moved from country roots to international fame more successfully than Dolly Parton. Her autobiographical single "Coat of Many Colors" shows the poverty of growing up one of 12 children on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, TN. At 12 years old she was appearing on Knoxville television; at 13 she was ... Read more in Amazon's Dolly Parton Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B0000DK4RG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,754 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen18. Shattered Image (Album (2002 remaster)) 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional country from the seventies 1 Jan 2004
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Despite the title, this is not a bluegrass collection. It contains tracks from four albums (Joshua, Coat of many colors, My Tennessee mountain home, Jolene) that had been previously released in the UK in their entirety, together with various Dolly recordings that had also been released on various Dolly CD's, though some are rarer on CD than others. Taken for what it is, this a great compilation for those looking for some of Dolly's traditional country, but there is nothing new here for Dolly's committed fans.
The bargain store, My Tennessee mountain home, Joshua, Muleskinner blues and Coat of many colors were major country hits for Dolly. In the good old days and My blue tears were minor country hits. In the ghetto was a huge pop hit for Elvis. Dolly's version did better than his in the country charts but neither got very high.
Shattered image was (surprisingly) not released as a single in America but it was in the UK. It did not chart but it good airplay at the time. Dolly re-recorded it for her Halos and horns album. At around that time, the original version appeared (for the first time on CD) on RCA country legends, an American compilation.
To daddy was originally planned for inclusion on Dolly's 1976 album, All I can do (the one that Shattered image first appeared on) but dropped when Dolly heard Emmylou's version. Dolly eventually recorded a live version and it became a country hit, so RCA included the original on Essential Dolly Parton volume one.
Early morning breeze appeared on two original Dolly albums – Coat of many colors and Jolene – and a re-mix appeared on the UK version of her 2003 compilation, Ultimate Dolly Parton. River of happiness is also from the Jolene album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best albums. 12 Aug 2008
By Ben
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't say that this was the most 'Bluegrass' style CD that I have ever come across, but you will love this. Every track is fantastic.....a must have selection of tracks if you like Dolly Parton.
I love Bluegrass, and today's Bluegrass is very unlike the real true Bluegrass. So don't expect this album to give you that wonderful old sound....with incredible Banjo work etc.
But! it is a wonderful CD with that great Dolly singing voice.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not really bluegrass, but classic Dolly Parton 26 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
In spite of the picture on the cover, this CD does not feature bluegrass-style banjo. It is classic Dolly Parton from the 70's, when her style was fully developed musically but not as sophisticated or knowing as it is today. Some songs could be classified as folk as well as country. Incidentally, who was JJ Sneed?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a hit 16 Feb 2013
By 2swedes
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I know nothing about country or bluegrass . I bought this for my kids to interest them in something other than nursery rhymes. They are 6 & 3. I said this was cowboy music, which got their attention, and they have had such a great time dancing to it lots of times since. From my perspective, Dolly's fabulous voice is a winner and i liked that this is quite natural music rather than pop-ified.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dolly Partons "Bluegrass Collection" 3 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have lots of collections by Dolly and this one rates as highly as any. Its a gorgeous set of typical Dolly tunes performed in the best Dolly fashion. I thought I knew every one of her tunes but this cd threw up a few top class new ones eg "J J Sneed". And at such a bargain price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Dolly 29 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This lady has brought me (and I suspect many others)so much joy over the years, you can never get enough Dolly Parton.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yeh love Dolly's Bluegrass collection 19 July 2013
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Yeh love Dolly's Bluegrass collection and very good value for money with free delivery..some tracks never heard before.. very pleased
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's only one Dolly Parton! 6 May 2013
By Adge
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I recall one chap on-line expressing his disillusionment at finding this anthology not being resolute Bluegrass, and the title is indeed a misnomer. But what we do have here are 18 of Dolly's songs so movingly powerful as to move a grown man to tears. They appertain to her formative years, portraying eloquently of her surroundings as the fourth of 12 children in a poor family brought up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. So I think it's best to override iffy categorisations here and simply immerse ourselves in a collection of wonderful heartfelt music.
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