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The Grass Is Blue

Dolly Parton

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It was inevitable, especially considering her recent albums, that Dolly Parton would eventually go all the way back to the mountains with a bluegrass project. A child of the southern Appalachians, Parton would have absorbed this music straight through her skin during her formative years. And, indeed, her performance on this CD is impeccable, as is her choice of material. Producer Steve Buckingham has taken care to bring together a group of accomplished bluegrassers to accompany Parton. Alison Krauss, Stuart Duncan, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Rhonda Vincent, and Bryan Sutton are major contributors, as is Patty Loveless. Parton wrote two songs for the CD -- the title tune and "Endless Stream of Tears" -- and she also reworked two of her previously recorded numbers, "Will He Be Waiting for Me" and "Steady As the Rain" as bluegrass pieces. She convinced her producer that Billy Joel's "Travelin' Prayer" and Blackfoot's hard-rocking "Train, Train" could work as bluegrass songs and, sure enough, they do. She also reached into the traditional folk repertoire and crafted a beautiful, haunting version of "Silver Dagger." Parton shows a terrific knack for this genre and, as always, her approach is a bit eccentric, but that's one of her gifts as a musician. She's always followed her own muse; this time it has led her to a singular interpretation of bluegrass that is one of the important bluegrass releases of 1999.
© Philip Van Vleck /TiVo

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1
Travelin’ Prayer
00:04:16

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

2
Cash On The Barrelhead
00:03:08

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

3
A Few Old Memories
00:04:01

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

4
I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open
00:03:04

Dolly Parton, MainArtist - Lester Flatt, Composer

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

5
Steady As The Rain
00:03:05

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

6
I Still Miss Someone
00:03:37

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

7
Endless Stream Of Tears
00:02:39

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

8
Silver Dagger
00:04:54

PUBLIC DOMAIN, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

9
Train, Train
00:02:50

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

10
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
00:03:13

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

11
Will He Be Waiting For Me
00:03:25

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

12
The Grass Is Blue
00:03:44

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

13
I Am Ready
00:02:44

Unknown, Composer - Dolly Parton, MainArtist

(C) 2006 Sugar Hill ℗ 2006 Sugar Hill Records

Album Description

It was inevitable, especially considering her recent albums, that Dolly Parton would eventually go all the way back to the mountains with a bluegrass project. A child of the southern Appalachians, Parton would have absorbed this music straight through her skin during her formative years. And, indeed, her performance on this CD is impeccable, as is her choice of material. Producer Steve Buckingham has taken care to bring together a group of accomplished bluegrassers to accompany Parton. Alison Krauss, Stuart Duncan, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Rhonda Vincent, and Bryan Sutton are major contributors, as is Patty Loveless. Parton wrote two songs for the CD -- the title tune and "Endless Stream of Tears" -- and she also reworked two of her previously recorded numbers, "Will He Be Waiting for Me" and "Steady As the Rain" as bluegrass pieces. She convinced her producer that Billy Joel's "Travelin' Prayer" and Blackfoot's hard-rocking "Train, Train" could work as bluegrass songs and, sure enough, they do. She also reached into the traditional folk repertoire and crafted a beautiful, haunting version of "Silver Dagger." Parton shows a terrific knack for this genre and, as always, her approach is a bit eccentric, but that's one of her gifts as a musician. She's always followed her own muse; this time it has led her to a singular interpretation of bluegrass that is one of the important bluegrass releases of 1999.
© Philip Van Vleck /TiVo

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