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Just Between You and Me (Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton album)

Just Between You and Me is the first collaborative studio album by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. It was released on January 15, 1968, by RCA Victor. The album was released shortly after Parton joined Wagoner's band and became a regular on his weekly television show, The Porter Wagoner Show, and signed with RCA.

Just Between You and Me
Just Between You and Me (Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1968
RecordedOctober 10–12, 1967
StudioRCA Studio B (Nashville)
GenreCountry
Length29:49
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerBob Ferguson
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton chronology
Just Between You and Me
(1968)
Just the Two of Us
(1968)
Dolly Parton chronology
Hello, I'm Dolly
(1967)
Just Between You and Me
(1968)
Just Because I'm a Woman
(1968)
Singles from Just Between You and Me
  1. "The Last Thing on My Mind"
    Released: November 6, 1967

The album was reissued on CD in 1995 as 2Gether on 1 with Parton's album, Just Because I'm a Woman. It was released as a digital download on March 3, 2017.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

In the issue dated January 27, 1968, Billboard published a review of the album that said, "The bouncy, uptempo "The Last Thing on My Mind" heads the list of twelve enjoyable tunes on this LP combining two exciting voices. Soloing or combining, this duo balances out to singing that's exceptional. Miss Parton wrote four of the songs. The twangy arranging is groovy."[2]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot Country LP's chart.

The album's only single, "The Last Thing on My Mind", was released in November 1967[3][4] and peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and No. 4 in Canada on the RPM Country Singles chart.

RecordingEdit

Recording sessions for the album took place at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 10, 11 and 12, 1967.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Because One of Us Was Wrong"
October 12, 19672:04
2."The Last Thing on My Mind"Tom PaxtonOctober 11, 19672:34
3."Love Is Worth Living"PartonOctober 11, 19672:32
4."Just Between You and Me"Jack ClementOctober 10, 19672:18
5."Mommie, Ain't That Daddy?"PartonOctober 10, 19673:11
6."Four O Thirty Three"
  • Owens
  • Earl Montgomery
October 11, 19672:45
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Sorrow's Tearing Down the House (That Happiness Once Built)"
October 11, 19672:23
2."This Time Has Gotta Be Our Last Time"OwensOctober 12, 19672:26
3."Before I Met You"
  • Charles L. Seitz
  • Joe Lewis
  • Elmer Rader
October 10, 19671:52
4."Home Is Where the Hurt Is"
  • Fred MacRae
  • Marge Barton
October 12, 19672:10
5."Two Sides to Every Story"
  • Parton
  • Owens
October 10, 19672:17
6."Put It Off Until Tomorrow"
  • Parton
  • Owens
October 12, 19672:27

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the album liner notes and RCA recording session records.[5]

  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Anita Carter – background vocals
  • Pete Drake – steel
  • Dolores Edgin – background vocals
  • Bob Ferguson – producer
  • Roy M. Huskey, Jr. – bass
  • Mack Magaha – fiddle
  • Jim Malloy – recording engineer
  • George McCormick – rhythm guitar
  • Wayne Moss – electric guitar
  • Dolly Parton – lead vocals
  • Hargus Robbins – piano
  • Buck Trent – banjo
  • Bill Turner – liner notes
  • Porter Wagoner – lead vocals

ChartsEdit

Album

Chart (1968) Peak
position
US Hot Country LP's (Billboard)[6] 8

Singles

Title Year Peak
position
US
Country

[7]
CAN
Country

[8]
"The Last Thing on My Mind" 1967 7 4

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Title Label Ref.
United States January 15, 1968 LP Just Between You and Me RCA Victor [5]
Europe September 4, 1995 CD 2Gether on 1 RCA [9]
Various March 3, 2017 Digital download Just Between You and Me [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Just Between You and Me at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Alnum Reviews" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. January 27, 1967. p. 62. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Billboard - November 11, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Porter Wagoner And Dolly Parton - The Last Thing On My Mind". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Porter Wagoner And Dolly Parton - Just Between You And Me". Discogs. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Results: RPM Weekly". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Dolly Parton - 2 Gether On 1 -Just Because I'm A Woman & Just Between You And Me". Discogs. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Just Between You and Me by Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton on Amazon Music - Amazon.com". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.