Dolly Parton – Jolene - 1974 #1 Breakthrough Country - Sealed LP
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Jolene (1974) is Dolly Parton's 13th solo studio album, produced by Bob Ferguson. Parton's female protagonists are downright pitiful, adrift in a world where a more attractive woman might take their man, where a woman cannot let go of a man who no longer loves her
"Country music fans long ago learned that it's a serious mistake to confuse Dolly Parton's over-the-top style with her musical substance. For beneath the flamboyant wigs, rhinestone-studded get-ups, hour-glass figure and self-deprecating humor is one of the most gifted songwriters and loveliest of voices of the past few decades.
In 1992 Whitney Houston made "I will Always Love You" an international pop hit, and, in the process, cemeneted it as one of Dolly's signatures. In the years since Jolene, Dolly herself has become a global superstar, not just in music but in the movies and as a chief of her own entertainment empire. had more than a little to do with elevating her to the next level of stardom. And the next."