Saturday, April 10, 2010


The treasure trove of The Porter Wagoner Show continues to yield gems like this one from 1968: Porter and Dolly, completely bumming you out with the tragic tale of "Malina", a textbook example of the fine line separating Scotch/Irish hill-people music (Dolly), and the English folk/death ballads of her ancestors. Porter solemnly delivers the bad news in a spoken monologue worthy of a high school drunk-driving filmstrip.

"Malina", Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, The Porter Wagoner Show, 1968.

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