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April 23, 2014

Dolly Parton's "Jolene" played at 33 RPM has an unexpected sound.

Thanks SushiSistah

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 23, 2014 9:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Conversely, the album track of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" when played at 45 RPM sounds an awful lot like Dolly Parton.

Posted by: Umbriel at April 23, 2014 11:47 PM

I went over to yootoob and listened to it at the faster speed. Nowhere near as dynamic, it didn't convey to me the emotions that the slow version had.

Thanks for this one.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 24, 2014 4:52 AM

That was cool. The young whipper-snappers wont understand the 33½/45 issue, the song still sounded great.

Posted by: Potsie at April 24, 2014 5:05 AM

Funny. I always thought she sounded a bit like one of the chipmunks sometimes. Here's proof!

Posted by: Julie at April 24, 2014 6:03 AM

I actually like this song better this way, although it sounds like a dude lamenting some woman taking away his man.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 24, 2014 6:25 AM

Now I know why Dolly and Kenny Rogers sold so many duet songs.

I prefer Rhonda Vincent's version over Dolly's -- as much as I love Dolly. The White Stripes/Jack White covered "Jolene", too, so the dude lamenting losing his man isn't a new thing.

Posted by: mushroom at April 24, 2014 7:51 AM

Rhonda Vincent's version sounds more heartbroken and emotional, I agree.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 24, 2014 8:17 AM

Sounded great, but I couldn't get the image of Jane Gumb (from Silence of the Lambs) out of my head...

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at April 24, 2014 10:13 AM

Dolly Parton is an amazing singer, songwriter, and musician -- at any speed.

At 33 1/3, you can better hear her exquisite phrasing.

As for sounding like a dude: nah. Just sounded like a great contralto.

Loved it. Thanks for sharing, Mr. V.

Posted by: Rebecca at April 24, 2014 11:24 AM

Impactful, that's for sure! This song always made me feel sad back then...makes me even sadder this way.
- BarbaCat

Posted by: BarbaCat at April 24, 2014 1:29 PM

Oddest looking CD I've seen...is that something new?

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at April 24, 2014 3:51 PM

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