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Greatest Hits

Dolly Parton

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Album Review

This is a good sampling of Parton's work in the first few years that she deliberately chased a crossover career in Hollywood. The country-pop stuff might offend purists, but it still gets the toe tappin'. "Hard Candy Christmas" and her updated version of "I Will Always Love You" (both from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) show her growth as an interpreter.

Customer Reviews

very good album

some of her best songs all fit on to one album

Good sampling of Dolly's late 70's/early 80's work-

Hard Candy Christmas is mentioned in the review, but not listed among the tracks?

A joy to listen to

The only Dolly Parton album you’ll ever need! What a joy to listen to all the hits back to back; her music makes me smile. Dolly’s version of I Will Always Love You is so much more personal and sincere than Whitney Houston’s epic hollering. Harper Valley PTA is my all-time favorite - they just don’t write songs like that anymore!

Biography

Born: January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, TN

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

It's difficult to find a country performer who has moved from her 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 rundown farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12 years old, she was appearing on Knoxville television; at 13 she was recording on a small label and appearing on the Grand Ole Opry. Her 1967 hit "Dumb Blonde" (which she's not) caught Porter Wagoner's ear, and...
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