My Ten Favorite Man Songs: Daddy Was an Old-Time Preacher Man (#7)
By Four Walls
November 19, 2016 7:12pm CST
Happy Saturday evening! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend for what it is instead of worrying about the forthcoming holiday week. I'm just worried about getting this next song on my list of ten favorite "man" songs -- songs with "man" or "men" in the title -- posted! #7: Daddy Was an Old-Time Preacher Man - Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton There was no hotter duet in country music in the late 1960s than Porter and Dolly. There are a couple of reasons for that, too. One is that Dolly and Porter's voices provided an interesting blend that made them unique in music. Then there was Porter's syndicated TV show, where they could promote their new single or album every week. Of course, most of those songs were great. Their duet collection was a great blend of covers ("Just Someone I Used to Know," a remake of George Jones' "Just a Girl I Used to Know") and originals (we all know what a great songwriter Dolly is, but give Porter his due as well: Dolly did an entire album of songs that Wagoner wrote!). This song falls into the latter case. Written by Dolly and an aunt, Dorothy Jo Hope, it was a tribute to her grandfather, who was a Pentecostal preacher in eastern Tennessee. And don't you know that in that area of the "Bible belt" there's no denying that "he'd preach Hell so hot that you could feel the heat" is a 100% accurate line! This has always been one of my favorite Porter & Dolly duets. Daddy Was an Old-Time Preacher Man Written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Jo Hope Recorded by Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton From Once More, 1970 Here's Porter and Dolly not on their show but on the Wilburn Brothers' syndicated show, with Teddy and Doyle helping on the chorus:
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20 Nov 16
Music is life. Though I live in a new generation of music/songs, I still love to play the old one. I think my mom was the one who has influenced me to play an old songs till I realized that it is quite more memorable to listen. I didn't choose any title of a song just to be my like or love it's because for it's unfair and probably I really love to listen to an old songs haha just repeating.