Thursday, June 5, 2008

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - Making Plans 7"

Again with the Dolly Parton. Yep, again. She has a new album out by the way. I haven't heard it yet, but it is on my to do list of new records to listen to.

This 45 has a couple duets with her mentor, Porter Wagoner. I think they had some nice chemistry together. I've got their album "Always, Always" which is extremely strong. I'm sure it will make an appearance here some day in the future. But I digress, today's post is about "Making Plans" and "Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree". I think "Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree" is simply a beautiful song. I'm using the word beautiful specifically here, because the imagery of the lyrics are beautiful. Dolly's voice is also really "beautiful" and I think that is the word to describe it.

"Making Plan" in contrast is a good song, but I don't think "beautiful" is the right word to describe the song. It's a sad song about breaking up.

I find it interesting how this couple was able to really sing both songs so well. Perhaps by this point they were already having troubles, I don't know, but it seems like they are singing from first hand experience in both songs. Then again maybe they are just that talented. You be the judge.


01 Making Plans.mp3
02 Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree.mp3


furrball said...

Um... Porter and Dolly were never married.

Spencer said...

Thanks for the correction.