Dolly Parton

The Early Bird: Top New Singles 8-18-23 – 8-24-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2023

Macca at his lachrymose worse

The Roxy Turns 50: Neil Young Scheduled To Play This Fall At The Historic Venue

By Alyson Camus | July 19, 2023

a series of Roxy50 honors and events scheduled for this fall.

As rocknyc’s Deep Dive Into Frank Sinatra’s Catalog Reaches Its Final Curtain, Who Next?

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2023

while I admire her I believe she is overrated though I wouldn’t mind being proven wrong

Be A Dolly Parton, Not An Ian Brown

By Alyson Camus | March 4, 2021

these two music celebrities perfectly sum up the current situation

Press Releases From August: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | August 22, 2020

Dolly Parton’s Christmas single, yes you read this right!

Why I Find These Quarantine Live Streams Unbearable

By Alyson Camus | May 1, 2020

too much of this ‘in the comfort of your home’ thing

Dolly Parton’s Dumplin’ Soundtrack Produced by Linda Perry Out Today + Featuring We Are Hear Artists Dorothy & Willa Amai

By admin | November 30, 2018

“Working with Dolly Parton on the Dumplin’ soundtrack was the highlight of my career,” say producer Linda Perry.

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1993, Part I

By Steve Crawford | March 23, 2017

Dolly doesn’t question for a second whether the circle will be unbroken

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1983, Part I

By Steve Crawford | January 16, 2017

a duet magically appeared

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1970, Part I

By Steve Crawford | November 12, 2016

The duo scored fourteen Top Ten hits in total

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1967

By Steve Crawford | October 22, 2016

Prison, puppet heads, and a smart imitation dumb blonde

That Was The Week That Was: June 17th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2016

Disappointing Dolly gig

Dolly Parton’s “Pure And Simple” At Forest Hills Stadium, Saturday, June 25th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2016

May she be in her prime forever

Dolly Parton’s Tour Bus

By admin | May 29, 2016

Her tour bus is very fancy

Not With The Band: Is Aging Suddenly Cool?

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2015

I was so surprised to see that 71-year-old Joni Mitchell becoming the new face for Yves Saint Laurent. The 70’s folk legend was photographed by Hedi Slimane for the designer’s ongoing music project, which has previously featured Ariel Pink, Courtney Love, Kim Gordon and Marilyn Manson

UK Top 10 Albums 8-2-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran’s fifth week at the top of the UK charts with an amazing 400K units moved and more power to him even if I don’t like the album as much as all those folks, the best moments have grown on me. By the way, quite why Dolly Paton called her new album and a greatest hits collection is well out of my pay bracket.

Dolly Parton: "Not Lip Syncing At Glastonbury"

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2014

So when after this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, the usual complaints about her failure to actually, well, sing, this was her short and sweet reply to the UK tabloid The Sun: “My boobs are fake, my hair’s fake, but what is real is my voice and my heart. Her Rep said: “She sings live. Some people don’t know an amazing singer when they hear one.”

The A+ List – 1974

By Steve Crawford | June 9, 2014

John Prine penned “Angel” for his extraordinary 1971 debut album. Raitt gave this despondent tale of a woman living a passionless life an even more touching treatment. Always remember, common side effects of Zoloft include sleepiness, nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, skin rash, headache, diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, abnormal ejaculation, dry mouth, and weight loss.

Dolly Parton, WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, May 31st 2014, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | June 2, 2014

There is nothing inherently wrong with glitz, but Dolly has spent so much time focusing on her image and her bank account, that she has no energy left to put any heart into her music. I spent over $150 for two of the cheap seats at the sold out casino gig and in return my money, I got a lengthy Milli Vanilli tribute show.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of May 19th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2014

Can the Hank Williams album be considered new? If it can it would knock off every single thing on this list but a sixty year old recording… Kenny is the clear winner but Conor, I am wondering if I underestimate him because well because I am a little bored of his schtick by now. Certainly, except for the bridge, “Zig Zag” is a good as it gets.

US Top 10 Albums, May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2014

Wow, that really sucks. Worst list ever in fact. I think I might have gone easy on Black Keys, Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts, they are all “D”ish. It is real strange that a chart that takes so little to make an impression on could be so terribly bland.

Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2014

The difference between Better Days and Blue Smoke, is the former had all those great songs off the musical and the new one doesn’t and the songs are a little stale. “Miss You-Miss Me” is sweet but a little bland, “If I Had Wings” is so obvious you wonder why she is bothering. The “If I Had Wings” followed by “Lover Du Jour” stops the entire album in its tracks and it never recovers

10 Songs, Monday, May 19th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2014

Just Snap Your Fingers – Marshall Crenshaw – The best song off Jaggedland is also a view of Crenshaw the lyricist the you don’t always hear: “You can count on my love till the ultimate end” is pop poetry of the first order – A

That Was The Week Of May 12th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2014

A good week for concerts. I went three for three, Lady Gaga followed by Lily Allen, followed by Elbow and all three were a whole lot of fun, though I think, maybe, Elbow were best. Still, two of these will make my best of the year list and the third maybe should as well.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week of May 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2014

Chromeo ran away with the week but the surprise here is Coldplay, I’ll give em two out of three songs, not masterpieces but at least I don’t want to punch Chris in the nose. Always a step in the right direction. Swans is Swans –I like em in small doses.

10 Songs, Thursday, May 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2014

Rather Be Cash Cash Remix – Clean Bandit – One of the biggest songs of the year gets bigger with the pop DJ duo Cash Cash superb remix, it’s like listening to the song on steroids with House-y zoom effects on the track and Jesse’s vocals going through the roof – A

Sneak Peaks: New Record Releases May 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2014

Did you read the Rolling Stone Black Keys review? “In every other way, that turmoil is a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made.” I’ve heard one song and it stank so please excuse me while I sneer up my sleeves. I am gonna go with either Blondie -though it includes that EP from last year with Gossip which I liked I didn’t love. As for Dolly Parton, her last albu was killer so maybe it’s more a toss up.