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