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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 (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugar Hill
  • ASIN: B00002067T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Although better-known for big-haired country hits, Dolly Parton makes a welcome return to her roots for The Grass Is Blue. Bluegrass is the place to be for country acts in the late nineties, as evidenced by The Mountain, Steve Earle's collaboration with The Del McCoury Band--and Parton wears her East Tennessee background proudly on her sleeve for this selection. As well as a couple of original compositions ("Will He Be Waiting For Me" and "The Grass Is Blue"), Dolly tackles the Louvin Brothers classic "Cash On The Barrelhead", the traditional "Silver Dagger", and Johnny Cash's immortal "I Still Miss Someone"--with the traditional bluegrass backing of mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo emphasising her strong singing voice to perfection throughout. Concluding with a moving acapella, gospel-style "I Am Ready", this album offers conclusive and enjoyable proof that there is a lot, lot more to Dolly Parton than just the larger-than-life figure who wrote Whitney Houston's biggest hit ("I Will Always Love You"). --Patrick Humphries

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Although Dolly had recorded the occasional song in a bluegrass style before, I'd never have expected her to do a whole bluegrsass album.
With backing vocals by the three finest bluegrass ladies (Claire Lynch, Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent) and a stellar cast of bluegrass musicians (Jerry Douglas on dobro, Sam Bush on mandolin, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Barry Bales on bass and Jum Mills on banjo), the album is one of the best Dolly has ever recorded.
The songs include covers from a variety of sources, including Billy Joel (Travelin' prayer), Louvin brothers (Cash on the barrelhead), Hazel Dickens - another fine bluegrass singer (A few old memories), Lester Flatt (I'm gonna sleep with one eye open), Johnny Cash (I still miss someone) and traditional folk (Silver dagger).
Dolly's own songs are included - some old (Steady as the rain, first recorded by her sister Stella) and Will he be waiting for me (originally recorded by Dolly on her Touch your woman album) - and some new, including the title track.
The tempo of the album is generally upbeat. Much credit is given to the O brother soundtrack for the current popularity of bluegrass, but it's popularity had already risen significantly as a result of this excellent album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
With the Grass is Blue,' Dolly is now the diva of modern bluegrass. Backed by vituosos like Sam Bush, Dolly's interpretation of classic and self-pended bluegrass has a flawless interpretation mixed with excessive drive. Bang-on,sung from the heart and played from the hip, Dolly and her band should put bluegrass on the map for a whole new audience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Feb. 2002
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The up-tempo Travellin' Prayer opens the album with impressive picking & is followed by another fast-paced track, the classic Cash On The Barrelhead. The sad ballad A Few Old Memories has exceptionally beautiful harmony vocals and reminds me of the song Just Someone I Used To Know on the 20 Greatest Hits album with Porter Wagoner. The Grass is Blue is a brilliant album but not quite as mournful & spiritual as the Emmylou Harris bluegrass masterpiece Roses in the Snow.

There are three laments in sequence; Steady As The Rain where Dolly doesn't sound sad at all, I Still Miss Someone where she does, and her own composition Endless Stream of Tears. The spectacular instrumental arrangements on Train Train are executed with great virtuosity; Bluegrass cannot be amongst the easiest styles of music to play. Then follow three highlights: the mid-tempo ballad I Wonder Where You Are Tonight where Dolly wails with aplomb, her own Will He Be Waiting For Me, a stunner with a catchy tune, striking imagery and soulful yearning in the vocals.

The title track, one of her most moving compositions, blends a beautiful melody with poetic lyrics that treat a melancholy subject with admiring subtlety and grace. The album closes with the stirring gospel song I Am Ready. The harmony vocalists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Claire Lynch, Keith Little, Patty Loveless, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, Barry Bales, Darrin Vincent & Alan O'Bryant merit mention for helping to make The Grass Is Blue so special.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carina on 3 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I really wasn't too sure what to expect from this, handed to me by a friend, but it's totally got me! I've listened to this album an embarrassing amount of times, with equal pleasure.... Genuine, delightfully unironic, heartfelt, damn good get-you-going music and an excellent soundtrack to pretty much any hardship one might encounter in life (especially the broken heart variety). Dolly will see you through! Solid quality music-wise, of course.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bluesmoky on 21 July 2000
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Dolly Parton serves us up a rare treat with this collection of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass music. To say that this is a career highlight tells you just how good it is after a career with so very many highs (Remember Heartbreaker? Remember Daddy come and get me?). Treat yourself to an album of rare genious. Atta girl Dolly!
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Nov. 2008
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The up-tempo Travellin' Prayer opens the album with impressive picking & is followed by another fast-paced track, the classic Cash On The Barrelhead. The sad ballad A Few Old Memories has exceptionally beautiful harmony vocals and reminds me of the song Just Someone I Used To Know on the 20 Greatest Hits album with Porter Wagoner. The Grass is Blue is a brilliant album but not quite as mournful & spiritual as the Emmylou Harris bluegrass masterpiece Roses in the Snow.

There are three laments in a row; Steady As The Rain where Dolly doesn't sound sad at all, I Still Miss Someone where she does, and her own composition Endless Stream of Tears. The spectacular instrumental arrangements on Train Train are executed with great virtuosity; Bluegrass cannot be amongst the easiest styles of music to play. Then follow three highlights: the mid-tempo ballad I Wonder Where You Are Tonight where Dolly wails with aplomb, her own Will He Be Waiting For Me, a stunner with a catchy tune, striking imagery and soulful yearning in the vocals.

The title track, one of her greatest compositions, blends a beautiful melody with poetic lyrics that treat a melancholy subject with admiring subtlety and grace. The album closes with the stirring gospel song I Am Ready. The harmony vocalists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Claire Lynch, Keith Little, Patty Loveless, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, Barry Bales, Darrin Vincent & Alan O'Bryant merit mention for helping to make The Grass Is Blue so special.
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