Jolene-By Alison Carter & The Country Ranchers
Upon my very first listen to the cover of "Jolene" by Alison Carter and The Country Ranchers, I was immediately impressed by the the band's sound and depth of the lead vocalist's sound. While this song has been covered by several artists, the band's arrangement is original and compelling - the production and musicianship are first rate as well. I look forward to hearing future releases from this very fine band.
United States, Hawaii, Volcano
This is a great version of Dolly Parton's classic song. It's a great song and Alison Carter and her Country Ranchers are doing a great job on this song. I'm not a country/bluegrass expert but I love the style and I most certainly love this song. The sound is raw and authentic I really like that about it. If I have anything less good to say about the song is that it might be a little long. They could have made it around 3 minutes and still included all the verses, choruses and solos at the end. That would have made you want to play it over and over again.
Clean and fresh
It's always a risk covering a song that has such a high status in musical history. The more people know, are familiar with and love a song the higher the standard that is expected of duplicates. It has to be first rate. And then of course there is the decision whether to stick closely to the style of the original or not. Some would argue that the better known the original the more important it is to make your own different version - more acceptable to. take a little known cover and just polish it a little and give it another run. And so, with Jolene sung by the legend that is Dolly Parton, the challenges and expectations could hardly be higher - a big gambit. Thankfully, Alison and her Ranchers have done a fine job on this classic song. The production of this version is first rate, as is the bluegrass style playing, lead vocals and harmonies - no trouble. at all to listen all the way through. Bravo for such quality, only diminished by perhaps playing it a little too safe in sticking to the American style of the original rather than adding a little kiwi home brand into the mix. 4 stars
Excellent version of Jolene
I am a big fan of Dolly Parton, and I love her song Jolene. I also enjoy this version of the song by the Country Ranchers. It's a nice Bluegrass style of the song, and the lead and harmonies by Alison Carter and the Country Ranchers is really nice.
United States, Tennessee, Nashville
wow nice this is AWESOME .this ng haseally good melody lines I can hear this song over and over.............................they the song was put together is very unique..........................just love the way its sung the vocals are spot on the drums and banko were played perfectly........................can't say enough about this song ...................I want to thank you for letting me review your amazing song thank you.................... This is steve from voodoo dancer and thank you.........................
United States, New York, Middle village