Dolly Parton – Jolene at 33 1/3

This has been around for a while but I don’t recall ever mentioning it so I’m going to do so now. Somebody played Jolene by Dolly Parton at the wrong speed and it actually sounds pretty cool, like an indie folk band with a male singer did a cover version of it.

And here is a pretty good mash up.

There are loads of remixes of this track and, while not a fan of Dolly Parton, I think it fair to say she’s a good songwriter, just look at ‘I will always love you’, not my cup of tea, but a massive world wide hit for Whitney Houston.

Finally, because it also puts an entirely different spin on a Parton song, here are The White Stripe, also performing Jolene.

The Listening List

31/12/16 to 19/04/17

I have almost 4 months to catch up on! Although I haven’t been able to listen to very many albums due to the arrival of Orwell, our new dog. Still, I have managed to get some in but nowhere near the amount I was listening to, so anyway, here goes with the catch up, the ones I remember at least.

Kelly Lee OwensArcaShort MovieFiligree & ShadowIt'll End In TearsLizardMonster MovieIn The Court Of The Crimson KingIcky ThumpWhite Blood Cells

The White StripesHeathenEP1Ooops (Remix)Elephant
Get Behind Me SatanI'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)They Fall, But You Don'tThe Spoils Stop Your Crying

CHECK OUT Serf RashNo Strength of SunLos DinosauriosOne Day

ReverseSakuraComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 (EP)Three Worlds: Music From Woolf WorksOn The Nature of Daylight

Elwan Restless ShapesAuto MusicTour De FranceChristiansands

LifeformsISDNThe Boy And The TreeGrinning CatReflectionMigrationIllustrated Musical EncyclopediaThe Unforgettable FireDisappointedWarriorHyperballad (T. Tei / Howie B. Mixes)Hyperballad (Morales / T. Terry Mixes)A Shadow In TimeThe Lonely Passion Of Judith HearneSongs From The Other Side Of EmptinessExit

Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
Arca – Arca
Short Movie – Laura Marling
Filigree & Shadow – This Mortal Coil
It’ll End In Tears – This Mortal Coil
Lizard – King Crimson
Monster Movie – The Can
In The Court Of The Crimson King – King Crimson
Icky Thump – The White Stripes
White Blood Cells – The White Stripes
The White Stripes – The White Stripes
Heathen – David Bowie
EP1 – FKA Twigs
Ooops (Remix) – 808 State Featuring Bjork
Elephant – The White Stripes
Get Behind Me Satan – The White Stripes
I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) – Grace Jones
They Fall, But You Don’t – Mondkopf
The Spoils -Massive Attack
Stop Your Crying – Spiritualized
CHECK OUT – hornschaft
Serf Rash – Run Dust
No Strength of Sun – Isorinne
Los Dinosaurios – Personal Mythologies
One Day – Akira Kosemura
Reverse – Richard Pinhas
Sakura – Susumu Yokota
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 (EP) – Aphex Twin
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works – Max Richter
On The Nature of Daylight – Max Richter
Elwan – Tinariwen
Restless Shapes – Gajek
Auto Music – Brian Reitzell
Tour De France – Kraftwerk
Christiansands – Tricky
Lifeforms –  FSOL
ISDN – FSOL
The Boy And The Tree – Susumu Yokota
Grinning Cat – Susumu Yokota
Reflection – Brian Eno
Migration – Bonobo
Exit – Tangerine Dream
Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia – Ryuichi Sakamoto
The Unforgettable Fire – U2
Disappointed –  Public Image Ltd
Warrior – Public Image Ltd
Songs From The Other Side Of Emptiness – Life Garden
Hyperballad (T. Tei / Howie B. Mixes) – Björk
Hyperballad (Morales / T. Terry Mixes) – Björk
A Shadow In Time – William Basinski
The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne – Georges Delerue

Your F***ing Sunny Day (The White Stripes – Episode 27)

I’ve been re-listening to all the White Stripes records over the weekend, hence this rather singular collection.

  1. Seven Nation Army
  2. Hardest Button To Button
  3. Conquista
  4. Blue Orchid
  5. My Doorbell
  6. Icky Thump
  7. Hotel Yorba
  8. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
  9. You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
  10. Fell In Love With A Girl
  11. We’re Going To Be Friends
  12. Jolene
  13. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
  14. Ball and Biscuit – PARIS 2007
  15. Hello Operator
  16. Apple Blossom live @ Blackpool
  17. Rag and Bone
  18. Black Math (Live)
  19. The Big Three Killed My Baby (Live Blackpool)
  20. Death Letter (Live Blackpool