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Dolly Parton — Shine
Album: Little Sparrow
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Released: 2001
Length: 5:03
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Gimme a word, gimme a sign
Show me where to look
And tell me what will I find
What will I find
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
And tell me what will I find
What will I find

Yeah, oh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine

Love is in the water
Love is in the air
Show me where to go
And tell me will love be there
Will love be there
Teach me how to speak
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go
And tell me will love be there
Will love be there

Yeah, oh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine

Gimme a word, gimme a sign
Show me where to look
And tell me what will I find
What will I find
Lord, teach me how to speak
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go
And tell me will love be there
Will love be there

Yeah, oh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine down, ohh
Heaven let your light shine

Oh, heaven let your light shine down
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
Heaven let your light shine down
Let it shine
Heaven let your light shine down
Shine, heaven let your light shine down
Heaven let your light shine down

Shine, shine
Just gimme a word
Gimme a sign, shine
Let it shine, let it shine
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go
Tell me will love be there, shine
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 sandymcp wrote:


Amen,

As a Scot who grew up during the Punk era, I have to thank my good lady wife for educating me that Dolly is a real star. A few weeks we watched a documentary about Dolly, Emmy Lou and Linda. Me being a real pleb, (secret  fan of Linda) had never heard of the collaboration between these Queens of US music. Funny thing is, on the male singer front Scotland and the UK in general is miles in front of the US, when it comes to male singers, but when it comes to ladies - hats off to the USA - Dolly, Linda, Emmy-lou,  Janice, Joni, Tracy, Diana, Aretha, Billy, Debbie and countless others are marvellous and adorable. But who on the male side can beat Mercury, Ure, Sommerville, Jagger. Plant, Lake, Clapton, Gabriel,  Alex Harvey (remember him) etc etc. 



Amen Sir Scott. I grew up in NY in the punk era as well and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE RP and have done so for 20 years. 
Love this song Love Dolly Amazing version. I am sure the boys of Collective Soul were honored to have agenius songwriter cover their most popular tune  
I had no idea how super cool & upbeat this song was until now.
Thanks ya'all. 
 cc_rider wrote:

Great description!

I'm pretty sure that's Jerry Douglas on slide. I guess Dolly couldn't find any GOOD musicians...
c.


Just GREAT ones...
Fan freakin tastic!!
Dolly Parton what the antithesis of all the music I loved when I was a young man. Now I am 50, I really appreciate this. 
I love that you can still hear Dolly on RP.   She is such a beautiful person.  She shines!
Weirdly good. Fun & unexpected. Good recording also re SQ. Compressed but what isn't. That's what she said.
I'd never heard Dolly's version before now (thanks RP).    I have an interest in contemporary folk and bluegrass, enough to be familiar with some names.  If Dolly Parton ever covers one of your songs with Jerry Douglas listed as guitar player and Allison Kraus as "backup singer" you should consider yourself  truly honored.    BTW Jerry's bluegrass cover of "Hey Joe" is smokin' hot.  
I'll give it an 8 on first listen.
Brilliant
 cc_rider wrote:

Great description!

I'm pretty sure that's Jerry Douglas on slide. I guess Dolly couldn't find any GOOD musicians...
c.


Love me some Jerry!  A little research indicates she recorded it with Nickel Creek, but Jerry is credited on the album.  So I think it's him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
"And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee ant hill"

The musicianship alone is a solid 7.
c.
I love quirky covers.
Something I didn't know I needed until finding RP...
Nope.  Some songs just will not translate into country/bluegrass covers.  
 easmann wrote:
Grunge Blossom Special.
Fun and enjoyable.
I’ll go a nine. 
 
Great description!

I'm pretty sure that's Jerry Douglas on slide. I guess Dolly couldn't find any GOOD musicians...
c.
 eileenomurphy wrote:
OMG! ...EXTREMELY EXCELLENT! ...Dolly doing Collective Soul! ...Who wooda thought! ...eh?
 
And, today at least, played after Collective Soul's Reunion.   Nice.
I'm no country music fan, but as a music lover it's easy for me to appreciate those harmonies and that musicianship and like the song despite my prejudices. That said, maybe 30 to 60 seconds shaved off the end?  :-)
Yikes. Played on the 'Mellow Mix' channel? Glasses shattering in the kitchen. Sorry, Dolly. This is a miss for me.

 Why I love and support Radio Paradise.
Grunge Blossom Special.
Fun and enjoyable.
I’ll go a nine. 
Innovative in a retro sort of way, a very good rendition
St. Dolly can do no wrong!!!! 
Unlistenable from Europe
One of the best "country" songs I've heard in a while ! tasty jam
 tcseeley wrote:
She is a true American treasure.
 
This
 Highlowsel wrote:
Dolly......Parton!?!  Now it stands confirmed.  Say what you will about this particular selection but I daresay no other streaming "radio" site has the kind of range expressed by Bill & Rebecca Goldsmith does it?  No robo streaming services can match it. 

Can I get an Amen to that? 

 {#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Amen,

As a Scot who grew up during the Punk era, I have to thank my good lady wife for educating me that Dolly is a real star. A few weeks we watched a documentary about Dolly, Emmy Lou and Linda. Me being a real pleb, (secret  fan of Linda) had never heard of the collaboration between these Queens of US music. Funny thing is, on the male singer front Scotland and the UK in general is miles in front of the US, when it comes to male singers, but when it comes to ladies - hats off to the USA - Dolly, Linda, Emmy-lou,  Janice, Joni, Tracy, Diana, Aretha, Billy, Debbie and countless others are marvellous and adorable. But who on the male side can beat Mercury, Ure, Sommerville, Jagger. Plant, Lake, Clapton, Gabriel,  Alex Harvey (remember him) etc etc. 
Some artists should not cover some songs.
What? Dolly Parton? No way.... I really like this. THE Dolly Parton? Are you sure?

Thanks RP for continually expanding my boundaries.
Love it!  Especially the violin.  
 kemosabe wrote:
This caught me off guard. I heard this and thought  'this is a good cover, I wonder who it is?'.

Oh. Well colour me surprised.
 
ME TOO!
OMG! ...EXTREMELY EXCELLENT! ...Dolly doing Collective Soul! ...Who wooda thought! ...eh?
 Mugro wrote:
:stop: :stop: :stop: :stop:
 
Often times I come to the song comments page to post a comment, only to find that I posted the same comment years ago. This time, though, I don't agree with my 13 year ago self - I am surprising myself now by realizing that I like this version better than Collective Soul's. In my opinion, the lyrics just fit better with Dolly's voice and style, and the great bluegrass backing works really well too. So, I guess it goes to show that musical tastes CAN change over time!  


Ms. Parton has been consistently wonderful with just about everything she tries and in surrounding herself with very capable musicians. She manages to pull this off well, despite the odds. I'm impressed!


 
AhhtheMusic wrote:


What do you mean by "despite the odds".  Confused..
 
I think  they meant that the odds are usually against you  of taking a good rock song and making a good cover of it, perhaps even more so when you cover it in a different music genre altogether. I  concur with the original poster here, I'm impressed too.
The rhythm section does a great job of driving this song along. My toes are a' tappin'!
Dolly Parton is a cross-genre treasure!
This caught me off guard. I heard this and thought  'this is a good cover, I wonder who it is?'.

Oh. Well colour me surprised.
Leave it to a good ol  East TN mountain girl to take a great rock song and slap the shit out of it with some beauty.
Makes you wonder how this song didn't start out as Bluegrass. Better than the original.
Kind of a bland version, but I love Dolly Parton and her willingness to do stuff.  Also great bluegrass solos.
Followed Collective Soul's "Reunion." Well played, RP.
I rated this a one on first hearing, I must have been in a bad mood or something.
It's now a seven in my book.
 jayhamiljr wrote:
Ms. Parton has been consistently wonderful with just about everything she tries and in surrounding herself with very capable musicians. She manages to pull this off well, despite the odds.  I'm impressed!
 

What do you mean by "despite the odds".  Confused..
Ms. Parton has been consistently wonderful with just about everything she tries and in surrounding herself with very capable musicians. She manages to pull this off well, despite the odds.  I'm impressed!
bluegrass gospel...  a new genre?   I love it...
Dolly Parton makes Heaven quite credible
 glassman wrote:
All of Parton's music should be destroyed.
 
I'm sure that can wait. You should finish burning all the books first...
Ummmmm......

Wow.

This is definitely an improvement on the original.  Color me impressed.
H8 all you want. She nails this and "Stairway to Heaven". These covers seem improbable, but they work because she understands music and understands what the  songs are saying and says them in her own way with true feeling.

There are few artists with the grace, confidence and skill set that Dolly Parton has. She is a true American treasure.
Thank you Bill.  This is the best version of a Collective Soul sung by anyone, including Collective Soul.
 siriuss wrote:
this song plays way too often for my taste, twice in 2 weeks.  I know  PSD, I know.
 

There are four RP channels now; should be something that pleases you.  (And once a week is too often?  How did you survive in the era of FM radio?)
There are times when the surprise on RP matches your need. So precisely is her energy and musicality - band too - totally delivers the pick-me-up message of the lyrics.  Bravo Bill and Rebecca - for this is your message too. In all the ways we RP folk can, need and wish to hear.
 siriuss wrote:
SEE I've made a comment 5 days ago and this is written that this song played only twice in a month. This is false , it's more than 6 times/months .
 
That would only necessarily be true if it played at regular intervals;  your assumption of that is questionable.
 awestenb wrote:
This is one of those songs where I just stop what I'm doing and bask in the music. Dolly is pure class, and you can tell she's just, you know, feeling this song, man. 
 
An American treasure she is!  I'm going 8 to 9 today....this is a gem of a track that I would never have thought I'd listen to, let alone like, without BillG's guidance....Long Live RP!!
About 2x longer than it should be. Becomes quite uncomfortable around minute 4.
TWELVE!!!!!!!!!! Thanks RP. This is a lifesaver this morning. What a world.
Wow. I've always liked the original, but Dolly and her band take this to a very different, and most enjoyable level.
Musicians definitely bring their A game to play with Dolly! 
Awesome picking
AGAIN ? This song plays way too often. Enough with Dolly Parton for a while please, let her rest.
SEE I've made a comment 5 days ago and this is written that this song played only twice in a month. This is false , it's more than 6 times/months .
This is such a delightful trip. Up there with Johnny Cash's 'Own personal Jesus'.
this song plays way too often for my taste, twice in 2 weeks.  I know  PSD, I know.
wonderful
Amen, Hilo. And Dolly.
This is one of those songs where I just stop what I'm doing and bask in the music. Dolly is pure class, and you can tell she's just, you know, feeling this song, man. 
 Highlowsel wrote:
Dolly......Parton!?!  Now it stands confirmed.  Say what you will about this particular selection but I daresay no other streaming "radio" site has the kind of range expressed by Bill & Rebecca Goldsmith does it?  No robo streaming services can match it. 

Can I get an Amen to that? 

 {#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Dolly......Parton!?!  Now it stands confirmed.  Say what you will about this particular selection but I daresay no other streaming "radio" site has the kind of range expressed by Bill & Rebecca Goldsmith does it?  No robo streaming services can match it. 

Can I get an Amen to that? 

 {#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Awful.
Wow.  So good.  
Unique music choice (for Dolly as well as RP), here but make no mistake, Dolly Parton is 100% pure talent:

Parton's music includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk(1992) and Joyful Noise (2012).
 joelbb wrote:
Surprisingly good for such s "made" woman.  Awesome band backing her.  Hard to believe I'm giving the Dollster an 8, but this is a great cut.
 

The Dollster made herself, but I ain't no fan of what she did to Pigeon Forge with Dolly Wood, cringe.  Although she has done much good with her $$.  Great cover IMO. 
 PeteCreech wrote:
Hmm. OK, but you do start to wonder if it's ever going to end. 

I do?

she was meant to sing this song! I like this cover better than the original.. 
All of Parton's music should be destroyed.
Not a big country music fan- but this lady has class.   She has always had that "in you face- F- U if you don't like it" attitude,   about as far away from one of those Tammy Wynette standin' by her trifling man types as you can get.
Interesting spin. Love Dolly. So sick of the original...so this works for me. Jerry Douglas and instrumentalists really are stellar!
 h8rhater wrote:
Stands on its own merits without regard to its similarities or differences to/from the original.  Which makes sense, people, since it is in a completely different genre.
 
I'd even go so far as to say it's a perfect song for Dolly to sing....and she does SHINE....and a CLASS ACT if there ever was one....Long Live Dolly and Long Live RP!!
 bjsimpson wrote:
Awful. Just awful. I turn Radio Paradise off every time this song comes on.
 

Why not just skip the song? We have the marvels of technology these-a-days.
(as for me, I'm staying put)
Dolly towers over this material. Dolly Parton is the greatest living American singer by a "country mile" 
This is so weird and so, so wonderful.
Burns my ears, truly terrible
Authentic.  Solid 8.  I love Bluegrass.
Well I like it!
reminds me of Hayseed Dixie  :  ) and that's not a bad thang
Hmm. OK, but you do start to wonder if it's ever going to end. 
Awful. Just awful. I turn Radio Paradise off every time this song comes on.
How does this have only a 6.1 rating.  American classic.  Beautiful voice and great music.  Thanks for playing!
 armin.guenthner2593 wrote:
In Den ist die x ahgLage g Die ist. Hallo ich Hab. es. gibt. Hallo. Hallo ich. Hallo ihr. Ich. hallo. Nun. hat DDer
 
Genau mein Freund, such an amazing voice may indeed cause a momentary impairment of speech abilities. Just sit comfortably, have some green tea.
Better than the original!
 
:)
wonderful
 
So refreshing - Collective Soul must be shaking their heads in disbelief.  
What a cool combination of a great song and a great voice...{#Daisy}
Sort of a Steve 'n' Seagulls version.  Love it.
In Den ist die x ahgLage g Die ist. Hallo ich Hab. es. gibt. Hallo. Hallo ich. Hallo ihr. Ich. hallo. Nun. hat DDer
 srochford1780 wrote:
Please make it stop.......just so painful  

 
You know there's a button that does that, so shut the hell up.
 FourFortyEight wrote:
I'd be honored as hell if Dolly recorded anything I wrote.  I assure you, Collective Soul feel the same. Bugger off, naysayers.

 

STEREOGUM: What was it like for you when Dolly Parton covered “Shine?”

ROLAND: Aw, that was awesome. An icon and such a sweet lady, she was so kind and said nice things. I was in Arizona at the time, and my father, who was in Atlanta, called me and goes, “you’re not gonna believe this; Dolly Parton’s doing “Shine” on David Letterman.” I said, “that’s awesome! But what are you doing up watching David Letterman?” I excused myself from dinner and went home and sat there and waited. I sent her flowers.


https://www.stereogum.com/1978474/ed-roland-of-collective-soul-talks-about-the-legacy-of-shine-making-albums-at-home-the-increasing-rarity-of-the-riff/franchises/tracking-down/

Love, love, love.  An unexpected cover, and so well done. Dolly, thanks for this nice surprise.
This is really good.  ...and there's Jerry Douglas again!   He's all over RP!
I LOVE her version of this song :)  Such quirky deliciousness
 10180171 wrote:
Dolly is a wonderful human.  We could all be so lucky to have her disposition!
 
Amen, my digitized friend 
I just can't get past it being Dolly.  Sorry, it might be a nice cover, but I hit PSD.
Nicely arranged. It's growing on me.
Wow!  Excellent.
surprisingly good. 
she is a class act and always positive,  If you haven't heard Mr Sandman with Emylou and Linda you just haven't lived.

this isa great version I'll have to buy it. 
Wow.  Pleasantly surprised that I liked this.  Dolly really made the lyrics "shine" {#Bananajam}
One of the best things about RP is that every once in a while, it opens my ears to some jewel I'd never have thought to seek out on my own.
This is one of those gems... :)
 FourFortyEight wrote:
I'd be honored as hell if Dolly recorded anything I wrote.  I assure you, Collective Soul feel the same. Bugger off, naysayers.

 

{#Yes}
Works for me! 
Please make it stop.......just so painful  
Surprisingly good for such s "made" woman.  Awesome band backing her.  Hard to believe I'm giving the Dollster an 8, but this is a great cut.
Stands on its own merits without regard to its similarities or differences to/from the original.  Which makes sense, people, since it is in a completely different genre.
I just saw Collective Soul a couple weeks ago (opening for Sammy Hagar & friends) and they were surprisingly quite fantastic. Much crunchier tone than in their 90's heyday. Much improved IMO. Rocked the place.

This Dolly version is perplexing, but not bad for a cross-genre cover.
Love the bluegrass instrumentation on this.  And Dolly's voice sounds perfectly appropriate.  Kudos, to Dolly or whoever in her group thought of this.

This is my only Dolly Parton album, but I really like it.
On of my concert highlights was seeing Collective Soul do this live in concert.  Trans-Like moment for the whole crowd.  Don't think Dolly can match that but this is fine.

Sorry, Trance-Like -  not that there's anything wrong with the other thing...;)  That would probably be the Dolly version
Well, there's something completely different... which a cool thing about the RP soundscape... 
 
This was a mistake.
I'd be honored as hell if Dolly recorded anything I wrote.  I assure you, Collective Soul feel the same. Bugger off, naysayers.