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August 17, 2013 8:16 PM   Subscribe

Dolly Parton's Jolene, slowed down from 45 RPM to 33 (SLYT)
posted by TheNewWazoo (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad



 
....Is it me or does that sound like Tracy Chapman?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:17 PM on August 17, 2013


Much improved. More soulful. The original sounds like The Chimpmunks now.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:24 PM on August 17, 2013


This version makes it a lot easier to hear just how much Dolly inflects into every syllable.

Like the lady says, it costs a lot of money to look that cheap.

She's one of the best in the business.
posted by notsnot at 8:37 PM on August 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


Here is a version that's been slowed, and pitch-corrected.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 8:37 PM on August 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


I first heard this in a Plunderphonics seminar by John Oswald back in the 80's.

Of course the 33/45 shift goes back to the introduction of 33 rpm. If you tube had a button that would drop the speed and pitch by this percentage I would use it often.
posted by ovvl at 8:39 PM on August 17, 2013


I love the original version, Dolly Parton has always been more than the sun of her caricatured parts. This version is also great.

Autocorrect turns her name into Fully Passion.
posted by arcticseal at 8:39 PM on August 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I meant to add, one of my friends was obsessed with this song at one point, and made a double-mix-CD of covers of it. His genre notes for each song include "Japanese dance", "Ambient", "bluegrass", "hair metal", "Finnish metal", and "Diva, live, awful".
posted by notsnot at 8:41 PM on August 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is begging to be used in a sad montage full of lonely rural landscapes.
posted by Sara C. at 8:45 PM on August 17, 2013


The first version of this song I ever heard is the cover by Susanna & The Magic Orchestra so slow and low sounds right to me.
posted by aubilenon at 8:46 PM on August 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


So, Dolly Parton is apparently Cher on a double espresso... if Cher could pick a fantastic song to feed to the hit machine and resist the urge to hump battleships in her videos.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:46 PM on August 17, 2013


I like playing this game. My soundcloud page has six pieces played at the wrong speed, so far:

Paul Simon's "Gumboots" played 25% slower
Cocteau Twins' "Suckling the Mender" played 1.5x faster
Olivia Newton-John's "Hopelessly Devoted to You" slowed down approximately 30%
Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", played eight semitones lower in pitch
Red House Painters' "Evil", played twice as fast without changing pitch
Karen Dalton's "Are You Leaving for the Country", played 25.9% slower.
posted by not_on_display at 8:47 PM on August 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Miley Cyrus cover is surprisingly good. No, really. Laura Marling with Mumford and Sons is also pretty good.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 8:49 PM on August 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Working 33/5 to 11/3, what a way to make a livin'.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:49 PM on August 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Double.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 PM on August 17, 2013


Don't you mean "half"?
posted by not_on_display at 8:56 PM on August 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's Peter Visti's majestic disco edit of Jolene, called "Dolly", played slow and low. I was a little obsessed with this in 2007.
posted by Plasmon at 9:00 PM on August 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


That Miley Cyrus cover is damn good. She's not just singing, she's interpreting, and she's not half-bad at it either.

What a pleasant surprise! Thanks, Ghostride The Whip!
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:02 PM on August 17, 2013


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