Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Album Covers of Dolly Parton

You'll have to forgive me if over the next couple of weeks I seem to have Dolly Parton on my mind a lot. The reason is because I do. I saw 9 to 5: The Musical when I was in New York recently and have been on a Parton binge, as one is sure to do when they walk out of that show (a show that is very excellent and proves why Parton is one of the finest songwriters... ever). Now Parton, unlike previous installment Grace Jones, has far too many albums to post - she's had 42 studio albums, 58 if you include her duet albums with Porter Wagoner and the Trio series, plus greatest hits compilations, live albums and soundtracks - so I just chose from favourites starting with her debut solo album (Hello, I'm Dolly) and finishing with her 2008 release, Backwoods Barbie, which is also a song from the 9 to 5 musical. How very roundabout of her.

Hello, I'm Dolly (1967)

In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (1969)

The Fairest of Them All (1970)

Coat of Many Colors (1971)

Joshua (1971)

My Favorite Songwriter: Porter Wagoner (1972)

My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973)

Bubbling Over (1973)

Jolene (1974)

Love is Like a Butterfly (1974)

The Bargain Store (1975)

Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To (1975)

Here You Come Again (1977)

Great Balls of Fire (1979)

Dolly Dolly Dolly (1980)

9 to 5 and Odd Jobs (1980)

Heartbreak Express (1981)

Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits (1982)

Burlap & Satin (1983)

The Great Pretender (1984)

OST Rhinestone (1984)

Rainbow (1987)

The Best There Is (1987)

White Limozeen (1989)

Home for Christmas (1990)

Slow Dancing with the Moon (1993)

Backwoods Barbie (2008)

Previous installments of this series include Diana Ross and Grace Jones. Bless 'em.

1 comment:

Retro Hound said...

What is surprising to me is how few of them show off what she is most famous for. Those don't appear until later in her career. For the record, I love Dolly's singing and song writing. I've got her album cover from her Christmas Special with Kenny Rogers at my site.