Friday, December 6, 2019

Smoke And Mirrors

A hit album for Dolly Parton in 2014, and the title track tells you why. That husky voice breaks in over an irresistible beat, and when the fiddle saws up a hoedown you're grinning like a fool. The woman is a star; an epic songwriter and charismatic performer with a recording history second to none. But there's a possibility Blue Smoke may have slipped under your radar, as it did mine for a couple of years. The cheezy Walmart rack-fill cover art [below right - Ed.] said just more Dolly product, file and forget. A mistake. It's as full of spirit and honesty and joy in making music as anything she recorded. Anything anyone recorded.


The Walmart edition had extra tracks - if you gots 'em, I'd be grateful. In the UK, it was bundled with a worthwhile Greatest Hits disc, included here.

19 comments:

  1. Would love to hear it, Farq.

    ...And I-I-I-I-yI-I-yI will always . . . . . .

    Thanks
    Mac

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  2. Got a light, Mac?

    (It's policy here at FMF© that only the link requester has the right to download. Others seeking to profit from his courtly etiquette should be aware of Th' CURSE OF FOAM© which will be visited upon them. Harsh, but fair.)

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    1. No, but i've got a dark brown overcoat. (I'm thinking you already knew that.)

      Mac

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  3. Oh, snap! What are the odds -- me an' Mac had the SAME request, only at different times (plus he was explicit about it). Either way: thanks!

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  4. Oops, I saw the link, started downloading and then read the policy. Anyway, here is my request--still downloading so no curse (I hope).

    MsSusanM

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  5. Th' CURSE OF FOAM© is very real and will kick in next time you choose a checkout line - your line will be slowest. Someone in front of you will be paying by check, someone else have a product with no barcode. You will have plenty of time to rue your decision to leech off someone else's download link, ya cheap grifters.

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  6. Oh Dolly...................Parton is such sweet sorrow...........

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  7. It's December 6 here, late afternoon. That means I already know who won the 3:30 at Belmont. Wire me say a thousand bucks and we'll get rich! I'm ponying up a grand myself, so you can trust me, okay?

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    1. Jack Kerouac's CatDecember 7, 2019 at 1:01 AM

      It's 4:20 here in Manhattan, if you get my drift.....

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    2. Perhaps it would be a useful feature if all commenters could tell us what time it is in their neck of the woods. We could then, by a simple process of calculating the average, establish a universal time applicable to all!

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  8. Jack Kerouac's CatDecember 7, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    The following comment is what we in the wonderful world of advertising refer to as "low hanging fruit". Be that as it may.

    Nice tits!(*)(*)

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    1. *sigh*

      After all I done to engender a tone of ladylike sophistication at dis place - rinsin' out da spittoon - da cuspidor - an encouragin' hi-toned conversation on account we gots a tomato leanin' against th' bar dese days - we still gets salty langwage like dis.

      Color me mortified.

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  9. I met Dolly after a show in the late 1970s (it's not what you think) and asked her, apologetically, to autograph a hotel matchbook cover. She smiled sweetly and said "It's ok honey, I've signed funnier things than that." It's been love ever since.

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  10. Swell Dame Indeed. How ya been III sticks? The boys missed ya while you were away. Glad you made it back in 1 piece. OttF!

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    1. Mumbles Dupree is currently in a Witness Protection Program safe house - Apt. 7, Villa Nalgas Sucias, Eleanor Roosevelt Bvd., Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas. Knock three times and ask for Consuela.

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  11. Great, just great. Now I gotta move....AGAIN! When will the Throckster learn? I ask ya. Since makin' your acquaintance,Mister 3sticks, I've hadda move like three times. Pretty soon there won't be anywheres left. Until then I'll be standin' onna porch of the Lido hotel, floozies in the lobby love the way I etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. ONWARD thru the Fog!

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