Dolly Parton's third studio album, In The Good Old Days (When Times Where Bad) was released in 1969. I found this record in Arbutus MD at their record trade show a couple years back and have been in absolute love with it ever since. This is the kind of classic country that wields pun and tragedy alongside infectious hooks and a backing band that any performer would take into battle.
I think it's incredible that this album came out in the same year as the summer of love, Johnny Cash's San Quentin concert, the Beatles Abbey Road, and the Apollo 11 moon landing. What a watershed year – I'm not sure my generation has seen anything like it.
Regardless, this can be a tricky record to track down unless you're willing to drop some serious coin. It looks like amazon has a couple of copies both new and used, but I suggest you get out into your community of vinyl enthusiasts and dig around. When you uncover your copy it will sound ever sweeter. Go out and dig. You dig?
Dolly Parton: Go Getter