Dolly Parton: Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)

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Dolly Parton: Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)

One person who has got better in recent years - but whose audience has diminished - is Dolly Parton who last week picked up a much-deserved Grammy for best bluegrass recording.

Her last album The Grass is Blue took her back to the porch of her Tennessee childhood.

Her new Little Sparrow keeps much the same winning team (Alison Krauss on backing vocals, Jim Mills on banjo ) for a selection of bluegrass and Irish tunes (with Altan), plus some exceptional new originals (the evocative title track particularly.)

She gets behind the lyrics, delivers with heartfelt passion, and extends the contract with Cole Porter's I Get A Kick Out of You. Dolly's tomorrow has arrived.

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