Friday, 3 January 2020

Woah! Not so Fast


We've all done it. Hell, John Peel practically made a living out of it; however, playing vinyl at the wrong speed isn't always a bad thing. Check this out, for instance. I found it on Twitter (where else?) and it works. No, I mean it really works. Jolene sung at 33 rpm.

Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)


Am I right, or am I right? How to turn a good song into a brilliant song - even her guitar picking sounds wondrous. And if you like that you may or may not want to check out Billy Jean. Slow down!

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    1. That's what I thought. A (new) nailed on classic.

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  2. Can't believe that's really Dolly Parton. Sounds like a fab cover version.

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  3. I just may like it better. Digging the mournful tone. Either speed, it's a classic.

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  4. Crikey that sounds great - a wonderful new version. Oh and doesn't Dolly look exceptionally "party" in that still above.

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    1. I wondered what you thought of Michael Jackson's Billy Jean being given a similar treatment?

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    2. Since watching the Netfix doc about MJ I have kind of erased him from my blog and my memory banks (but that's not really fair I suppose as people have pointed out it was one-sided). I did however listen to the slow version and although not as pleasing as Dolly's it was convincing and reminded me of the singers with those deep soul voices.

      By the way, in my comment above Dolly I thought was looking "purty" but it changed it to party. Makes no sense!

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    3. I did wonder! I wasn't sure if you really meant pert.

      I'll get my coat.

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  5. Didn't see this prior to my recent Jolene post John.
    It is quite remarkable

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    1. I played it to some friends at the weekend and they were genuinely staggered.

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