Hello, I'm Dolly

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Hello, I'm Dolly
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released February 13, 1967
Recorded 1966–1967
Monument Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 29:14
Label Monument
Producer Fred Foster
Dolly Parton chronology
Hello, I'm Dolly
(1967)
Just Because I'm a Woman
(1968)
Singles from Hello, I'm Dolly
  1. "Put It Off Until Tomorrow"
    Released: May 16, 1966
  2. "Dumb Blonde"
    Released: January 21, 1967
  3. "Something Fishy"
    Released: June 10, 1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Hello, I'm Dolly was Dolly Parton's 1967 debut album.

Album information[edit]

Parton had previously contributed tracks to a 1963 Kitty Wells / Patsy Cline tribute album, but Hello, I'm Dolly represented her first full-length album. It contained Parton's hits "Dumb Blonde" (written by Curly Putman) and "Something Fishy" (Parton-penned), both of which reached the top twenty on the U.S. country singles charts, and the album itself reached #11 on the country albums chart, a remarkable achievement, considering that Parton was largely an unknown at that point.

The album (along with its two hit singles, which received a considerable amount of airplay) is largely credited with bringing Parton to the attention of Porter Wagoner, who, in late 1967, would invite Parton to join his band and appear on his weekly television show.

The album contains Parton's versions of three songs she wrote that were already hits for others by the time her debut album appeared, "Put it Off Until Tomorrow" (a hit for Bill Phillips), "Fuel to the Flame" which was a hit for Skeeter Davis, and "I'm in No Condition" which made the charts by Hank Williams Jr. although it was not a major hit.

Though she released a number of singles during her two-year tenure with Monument (1965–67), Hello, I'm Dolly was her only original album released during her time with the label. Shortly after its release, she joined Porter Wagoner's organization (appearing on his road show and his weekly syndicated television series), and signed with his label RCA.

Monument released an album of unreleased/non LP Parton tracks, As Long As I Love, in 1970.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dumb Blonde"   Curly Putman 2:27
2. "Your Ol' Handy Man"   Dolly Parton 2:08
3. "I Don't Want to Throw Rice"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:24
4. "Put it Off Until Tomorrow"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:25
5. "I Wasted My Tears"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:18
6. "Something Fishy"   Dolly Parton 2:07
7. "Fuel to the Flame"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:39
8. "The Giving and the Taking"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:25
9. "I'm in No Condition"   Dolly Parton 2:13
10. "The Company You Keep"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:33
11. "I've Lived My Life"   Lola Jean Dillon 2:28
12. "The Little Things"   Dolly Parton, Bill Owens 2:29

The World of Dolly Parton and Other Re-Releases[edit]

In 1972, it was re-released with As Long As I Love, as "The World of Dolly Parton", discs 1 and 2. Disc 1 contained the entire Hello, I'm Dolly tracklisting, and disc 2 contained the entire As Long As I Love tracklisting.

In 1975, that collection was reissued as Hello, I'm Dolly/As Long As I Love; in 1978, Monument released In the Beginning, a single album of selected Parton tracks on the two albums.

In 1988, The World of Dolly Parton was reissued on two single-disc CDs (issued as Volume 1 and Volume 2).

This album is currently out of print.

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
Position
U.S. Top Country Albums 11

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