|A Real Live Dolly|
|Live album by|
|Released||June 29, 1970|
|Recorded||April 25, 1970|
|Venue||Sevier County High School (Sevierville)|
|Dolly Parton chronology|
A Real Live Dolly is the first live album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on June 29, 1970, by RCA Victor. The album was recorded on April 25, 1970, at Parton's alma mater, Sevier County High School in Sevierville, Tennessee, during their annual Dolly Day. It was a celebration they held in honor of their famed (and soon-to-be most famous) resident. It was arranged by Porter Wagoner, who appears on several tracks on the album.
In October 2009, the album was included as a bonus disc with pre-orders of Parton's career-spanning box set, Dolly. This version of the album includes four bonus tracks recorded during the April 25, 1970 performance; "Just Because I'm a Woman", "Daddy Come and Get Me" and "He's a Go Getter" and Parton's first live performance of "Coat of Many Colors". It was made available as a digital download on March 23, 2010.
The review published in the July 11, 1970 issue of Billboard said, "This package has a very homey quality. Dolly is recorded live, doing a show in her home town. Special guest is Porter Wagoner, and together they do several of their noted duets. The tunes include "Wabash Cannon Ball", "Two Sides to Every Story" and "How Great Thou Art". This disk is headed for big sales."
Cashbox also published a review in their July 11 issue, which said, "Dolly Parton went back to her home in Sevier County, Tennessee, recently to be feted by the local folk, to establish a Dolly Parton Scholarship Foundation and to record this album at her alma mater, Sevier County High School, whose students will receive the scholarships. Her many devotees will want to own the set, which features Porter Wagoner in four duets with the songstress. Look for big action on this one."
The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard Hot Country LP's chart. It would peak the following week at number 32. The album spent four weeks on the chart. It debuted and peaked at number 154 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart, where it remained for two weeks.
|1.||"Introduction by Cas Walker / Wabash Cannonball"||A. P. Carter||1:49|
|2.||"You Gotta Be My Baby"||George Jones||2:07|
|4.||"Medley: Dumb Blonde / Something Fishy / Put It Off Until Tomorrow"||3:57|
|5.||"My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy"||Parton||3:40|
|6.||"You All Come (Y'all Come)"||Arlie Duff||2:23|
|7.||"Bloody Bones (A Story for Kids)" (Spoken Word)||Parton||3:34|
|1.||"Don Howser Makes Presentation" (Spoken Word)||2:33|
|2.||"Comedy by Speck Rhodes" (Spoken Word)||2:30|
|3.||"Run That by Me One More Time" (with Porter Wagoner)||Parton||3:13|
|4.||"Jeannie's Afraid of the Dark" (with Porter Wagoner)||Parton||2:58|
|5.||"Tomorrow Is Forever" (with Porter Wagoner)||Parton||2:28|
|6.||"Two Sides to Every Story" (with Porter Wagoner)||1:42|
|7.||"How Great Thou Art"||Stuart K. Hine||4:27|
|2009 CD reissue and digital download bonus tracks|
|15.||"Just Because I'm a Woman"||Parton||3:33|
|16.||"Daddy Come and Get Me"||Parton||3:19|
|17.||"He's a Go Getter"||Parton||2:02|
|18.||"Coat of Many Colors"||Parton||3:20|
Adapted from the album liner notes and RCA recording session records.
- Joseph Babcock – background vocals
- Terry Blackwell – guitar
- James Buchanant – fiddle
- Jack Drake – guitar
- Pete Drake – steel
- Bobby Dyson – bass
- Dolores Edgin – background vocals
- Bob Ferguson – producer
- D. J. Fontana – drums
- Johnny Gimble – fiddle
- Edward Howard – guitar
- Dave Kirby – guitar
- Les Leverett – cover photo
- Mack Magaha – fiddle
- George McCormick – guitar
- Al Pachucki – recording engineer
- June Evelyn Page – background vocals
- Dolly Parton – lead vocals
- Hargus Robbins – piano
- Dale Sellers – guitar
- Roy Shockley – recording technician
- Buck Trent – electric banjo
- Hugh "Skip" Trotter – liner notes
- Bill Vandevort – recording technician
- Porter Wagoner – duet vocals
|US Hot Country LP's (Billboard)||32|
|US Top LP's (Billboard)||154|
|Various||June 8, 1970||RCA Victor|||
|United States||October 26, 2009||CD|||
|Various||March 23, 2010||Digital download|||
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