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I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

Dolly's version is still the best

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by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2021

Dolly bringing it live

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by Anonymousreply 104/02/2021

Absolutely.

That crack whore over sang this beautiful song

Dolly makes you feel it. Whitney bellows and ululates.

by Anonymousreply 204/02/2021

Indeed. In fact I don’t even know that Dolly herself could replicate the purity of her original 1973 recording.

by Anonymousreply 304/02/2021

OP No it's not, hoe.

by Anonymousreply 404/02/2021

Whitney's version is all high notes, no soul

by Anonymousreply 504/02/2021

Not even Dolly think it's her song anymore. Sorry, but Whitney owns the song.

And I love Dolly.

by Anonymousreply 604/02/2021

Blasphemy ^

by Anonymousreply 704/02/2021

Dolly owns the song literally since she wrote it and still collects all publishing royalties of Whitney's version

by Anonymousreply 804/02/2021

Dolly wrote a beautiful song, but Whitney did a masterful interpretation of it. She was that good!

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by Anonymousreply 904/02/2021

shut up please

by Anonymousreply 1004/02/2021

Whitney definitely gave it her own interpretation

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by Anonymousreply 1104/02/2021

Someone commented on DL once that Whitney's bellowing version makes the song sound like the threat of a deranged frau stalker who refuses to accept that the object of her affection and lust does not even know who she is. I agree with that poster completely. There is nothing gentle or poignant about Whitney's version.

To me comparing their versions is like comparing traditional gymnastics with the modern equivalent. Whitney's showboating is like the current gymnasts. Just one backflip after another, all acrobatics and no feeling whatsoever. Dolly's version actually makes me believe her heartbreak.

by Anonymousreply 1204/02/2021

I like Dolly very much. She seems like that rarity: a genuinely nice, kind person. However, I will NEVER forget the first time I heard Whitney Houston sing that song. It was revelatory. I'd never heard a voice like that or been so exhilarated and uplifted by a singer before. It was perfection. Don't get me wrong, Dolly's version is excellent, but Whitney's version is for the ages.

by Anonymousreply 1304/03/2021

Whitney was a master interpreter of song and lyric.

by Anonymousreply 1404/03/2021

R14, AGREED!

by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2021

Dolly wrote this about her break up with Porter Wagoner.

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2021

Dolly is a smart, smart woman. She knew the importance of songwriting and retaining rights, telling that asswipe Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis she was not going to give up any of her publishing rights to those swindlers.

by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2021

Elvis wanted to cover it but the Colonel demanded half the publishing rights to his version of the song which Dolly declined.

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2021

Linda Ronstadt did a lovely version.

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by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2021

Whitney is singing-shouting this song.

by Anonymousreply 2004/07/2021

How much did that lecherous creepy guy who was holding her hostage on that show and seemed to own her as an indentured servant make off of the song, even if it was what bought her her freedom?

by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2021
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