Showing posts with label dolly parton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dolly parton. Show all posts

Wednesday 17 December 2014

[Duellng Divas] "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Since it is the season, I thought this latest addition to the Duelling Divas series should be somewhat related.

We've already had a Christmas battle [See: O Holy Night], so this time I've found a winter classic that is pertinent to the coldest season of the northern hemisphere, but isn't holiday related. A bonus of this pick is that it's been covered by such a wide range of singers, over such a large period of time, that we'll get to deal with Divas who don't usually get a look in on the blog.

Before we get to the music, here's a quick blurb from Wiki on the song:

Sunday 29 June 2014

[Discuss] Did Dolly Parton Lip Her Glastonbury set?

Right this second, the iconic Dolly Parton is singing her set on the main stage at Glastonbury.

Though the Diva has successfully won a new audience with her witty humor and the funny anecdotes she's told between songs, the praise is being tempered slightly with questions as to how much of the set was actually being sung live.

I'll hopefully be able to find the video of the show, once it's finished- so those not watching live can decide for themselves. But to anyone watching now, let me know what you think.

Whatever the case, God bless Dolly. Truly one of a kind!

UPDATED: video is here!

Saturday 24 May 2014

Dolly Parton Promotes New Album "Blue Smoke" @ Today And Queen Latifah Show

The prolific Dolly Parton is back!!

Promoting new album Blue Smoke, the legend took title track and Home to the Today Show. Blue Smoke was a little too "country" for me, however Home was dilute enough for me to get into. Still, even though the songs weren't 100% to my taste, I'd have to be an animate brick not to appreciate the musicality of Dolly and her awesome band.

Friday 22 June 2012

Duelling Divas: " I Will Always Love You"

This is what happens when us normal, regular folk try to tackle the Whitney Houston version of I Will Always Love You:

Though the critically acclaimed song was written and released by Dolly Parton in 1973, it wasn't until Whitney Houston covered the song two decades later that it really took on the iconic status it now enjoys. In fact Houston's rendition was such a worldwide phenomenon, and so different from the original, that many didn't realise it was a cover or a Country song.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Afraid of the 2012 Armageddon?

Scared of this happening to the Earth at the end of 2012 (well you might be after you've seen the